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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mick Cochrane Narrator: Maria Cabezas Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781449805067
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As a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for his novel Flesh Wounds, Mick Cochrane has reaped praise for his distinct and clean writing style. In his memorable novel The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, Cochrane tells the uplifting tale of eighth-grader Molly Williams, a young girl attempting to cope with the death of her father. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malee Ann | 2/20/2014

    " So many children have different hardships that create unique family structures. Molly (the best name to give a character even spelled incorrectly) followed her heart and became comfortable with who she is. No wonder all these novels were nominated for the Rebecca Caudill award. I am enjoying each one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Logan Walker | 2/18/2014

    " This is a good book for sports lovers. Molly has perfected a killer knuckleball, something her father worked with her on before he died. Now she is trying out for the schools baseball team, while grieving for her father. Nice comparisons of baseball to life. This is a great coming-of-age story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan P | 2/16/2014

    " The fall of her eighth grade year, Molly's father dies in a car accident. Molly was always a daddy's girl, and now that it's just her and her mom, things are difficult. One of the loves that Molly and her dad shared was baseball. So kind of in his honor, and also because she just isn't a fan of softball, Molly decides to go out for the boy's baseball team that spring. Her dad taught her how to throw a knuckleball when she was little, and that becomes her secret weapon. Some of the boys aren't so thrilled to have a girl on the team - especially a girl who can hold her own - but Molly is determined to stick it out. A good sports story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 1/18/2014

    " While it might be easy to dismiss this as a Dairy Queen, baseball version, this is a very heartfelt book. Many times it struck me as more of a high school mentality, but the main characters are in eighth grade. The heroine, Moll, is deeply grieved over the recent death of her father and her mother's sometimes very withdrawn demeanor. There are several baseball scenes with just the right amount of detail, and the ending was not as cliched as I anticipated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 1/10/2014

    " Beautiful, carefully-crafted characters and highly entertaining sports drama combine to make this a book that will really speak to readers. The plot might not break new ground, but the author's voice is so sincere and thoughtful, it can't fail to touch you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 1/6/2014

    " This was a book to be savored from the first page to the last. The baseball references are wonderful and the character development is very well done. Molly's thoughts and actions ring true throughout the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/4/2014

    " Nice, quite believable. A great one for my juvenile 2013 shelf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dondero | 12/30/2013

    " This is a realistic fiction book. Molly can throw the best knuckleball and is trying out for the boy's baseball team. I loved this book because it's exciting and fantastic. And there is a great mixture of emotions and feelings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 12/12/2013

    " Empowering for girls, middle grades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'Chele | 2/8/2012

    " What a sweet story about a girl who looses her dad and how she misses playing catch with him. She ends up on her jr. high baseball team and all struggles with others attitudes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Jorgensen | 1/8/2012

    " Molly has perfected a killer knuckleball, something her father worked with her on before he died. Now she is trying out for the schools baseball team, while grieving for her father. Nice comparisons of baseball to life. A sweet story but nothing more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/8/2011

    " A great story about loss and renewal, baseball and my hometown. Mick scores another home run! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 11/26/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I am not really a sports fan, but I guess you could say baseball would be my favorite sport. The interpersonal struggle here kept me turning pages to see how she would resolve the struggles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 9/4/2011

    " Nice, light story. It is a good YA read, with just enough depth to keep it from being trite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pattyb | 8/17/2011

    " Molly and her dad used to watch baseball together and play catch in the backyard. Now he's gone, and Molly is lost. The knuckleball he taught her to throw might just be her ticket to joining the boy's baseball team at school, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Uofm | 7/26/2011

    " It was very relateble to me. I lost my dad too ;w; "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 5/9/2011

    " Listened to this on audio. Liked the story, but did not care for the narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shobha | 4/6/2011

    " A "feel good" book. I read about baseball before reading the book and hence the book was more enjoyable... informative on baseball. An entertaining read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 3/6/2011

    " You don't have to like or understand baseball to appreciate this great novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 3/5/2011

    " A good sports story with a really clearly drawn female main character that I will recommend to kids who are almost ready for Sarah Dessen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 11/27/2010

    " a short, great story about a girl dealing with the death of her father, her come-of-age struggles and her love of baseball. this book would be a good way for boys to read about the inner workings of girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 11/8/2010

    " I really enjoyed Molly! Her strength and determination was what really drew me to her. The only part that was disagreeable was the dogging of softball during the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Connie | 11/6/2010

    " Read it for work. It had all the elements of a good story, but it didn't do much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 10/18/2010

    " At one point late in the book I was upset about what unfolded, emotion was heightened. I guess that is a sign that I was compelled by the plot. Good book for girls to help confirm that they can do anything boys can do. "

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About the Narrator

Maria Cabezas has lent her considerable talents to literary works by some of the world’s top authors including Andrea Beaty, Frances O’Roark Dowell and Isabel Allende and titles including The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, Drizzle and The Second Life of Abigail Walker to name a few.