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Author: James Prosek Narrator: Joel Johnstone Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9780739355589
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BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive interview with the author! When his mother leaves with the father of his worst enemy at school, nine-year-old Jeremy seeks to make sense of her abandonment. He throws himself into recreating the Book of Birds, a collection of drawings that his mother took with her on the day she left. While his father fights his own depression and his sister distances herself from their lives, Jeremy turns wholeheartedly to nature, and finds solace in the quiet comfort of drawing. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandee | 1/16/2014

    " Closer to three stars but I disliked the characters enough to only give two. I seriously wanted to slap both parents throughout most of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meryl | 11/24/2013

    " I really just felt like this was a nothing book. Nothing happened... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 8/25/2013

    " This book was just meh for me. The main character is a 10 year-old boy whose mother left the family for another man. He copes with the divorce by drawing and painting, mostly birds, which is what interested me in the novel. Evidently this book was semi-autobiographical for the author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 minnie | 8/10/2013

    " i learned that this book talks about how you should treasure someone "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 5/30/2013

    " i find this book very interesting, this book! It has suspense and very interesting at the beginning. I really recommend you this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 11/27/2012

    " A poignant and realistic look at divorce. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 10/28/2012

    " Prosek tells a moving tale about a boy coping with his feelings of abandonment after his mother leaves and his parents divorce. Although it's a YA novel I think this book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Addy | 8/13/2012

    " It was crummy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liza | 4/27/2012

    " Read in 6th grade, SO good! pretty sad,, but exelent read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/28/2012

    " Sad. But good. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 adi | 12/14/2011

    " I cried. That's all that needs to be said. It was beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracie | 8/9/2011

    " I can't find fault with the writing here and I admired the paintings especially as related to the text. This was just so emotionally sad though that I found it draining and I spent a good portion of the book nervous for this character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caylah | 7/30/2011

    " This book is amazing it maybe sad by its still awsome. READ IT JUST READ IT!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/7/2011

    " really good book for artists. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cory | 4/4/2011

    " This book was so stilted and stylistically weird, that I only got through about 30 pages. Done! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karimah | 3/7/2011

    " This book was so very sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/8/2011

    " really good book for artists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 12/3/2010

    " i find this book very interesting, this book! It has suspense and very interesting at the beginning. I really recommend you this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 8/18/2010

    " A poignant and realistic look at divorce. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 7/6/2010

    " Prosek tells a moving tale about a boy coping with his feelings of abandonment after his mother leaves and his parents divorce. Although it's a YA novel I think this book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/28/2010

    " This book was just meh for me. The main character is a 10 year-old boy whose mother left the family for another man. He copes with the divorce by drawing and painting, mostly birds, which is what interested me in the novel. Evidently this book was semi-autobiographical for the author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 minnie | 3/9/2010

    " i learned that this book talks about how you should treasure someone "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liza | 1/20/2010

    " Read in 6th grade, SO good! pretty sad,, but exelent read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 9/20/2008

    " Sad. But good. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 adi | 3/31/2008

    " I cried. That's all that needs to be said. It was beautiful. "

About the Narrator

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay for Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.