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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9780307746740
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Ever since the magnificent Miss Loucien gave up teaching to join the Bright Lights Theater Company, school days have lacked a certain . . . drama . . . especially for Cissy, who longs for a life in show business, and Kookie, who craves adventure. But when a diphtheria outbreak interrupts the dull routine, Cissy and Kookie are evacuated to the doubtful safety of the Bright Lights’ summer home—a shipwrecked paddle steamer on the flooded Missouri River.

Thus begins a wild and unpredictable journey downstream serving up grand performances, aggrieved river gamblers, irate lawmen, and perilous races. And when at long last Cissy steps into the limelight, the stakes are higher than she ever imagined.

Renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean weaves a rip-roaring adventure in this funny tale that’s chock-full of humor and heart.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 12/10/2013

    " Great characters but a story that jumps the shark over and over again. Kim Ravers is a brilliant narrator and the only thing that got me to the end of the book. (I'd give her a five star review.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teri Hennessy | 10/7/2013

    " 1890 Adventures and misadventures of two Oklahoma classmates who travel down the Missouri River with traveling actors on a paddleboat, while diphtheria spreads across the land. Sequel to Stop the train! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candy Gourlay | 1/8/2013

    " I wasn't sure that a sequel could measure up to Stop the Train but oh boy, this is just wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 5/27/2012

    " The highly stylized writing makes it more appropriate for reading aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 5/23/2012

    " SO much fun, and Lorna Raver gives such a warm, avuncular narration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 2/25/2012

    " Funny start to this historical novel set in the 1800's! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandielle | 8/23/2011

    " A fun story about a lot of unusual people and a riverboat. Misspelled notes and letters were annoying to get through and I honestly lost track of most of the secondary male characters but definitely a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobi | 7/20/2011

    " Very cute story. I loved the quirky characters and the quest they all take in order to find a home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 7/12/2011

    " I am disappointed the Full Cast Audio group didn't narrate this book too. "

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About the Author
Author Geraldine McCaughreanGeraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award-winning author of The White Darkness. She has been honored with England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner ever of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She also wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the first official sequel to the treasured masterpiece Peter Pan, and the critically acclaimed The Death-Defying Pepper Roux. Geraldine lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and actress daughter.
About the Narrator

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. An experienced stage actress, she has also guest-starred on many top television series and starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell. Her numerous audiobook credits include The Age of Innocence, Up from Orchard Street, The Lodger, Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, and Diamond Ruby.