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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mara Rockliff Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 ISBN: 9781490656410
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No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. Ruffled feathers, petty snits, minor tiffs and major huffs, insults, umbrage, squabbles, dust-ups, and imbroglios—the Grudge Keeper received them all, large and small, tucking each one carefully away in his ramshackle cottage. When a fierce wind blows through Bonnyripple, the residents are forced to rescue Cornelius and deal with their various disputes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rockliff has created a clever fable characterized by ornate language, extraordinary characters, and billowy atmosphere.”

    Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

  • “The clever prose is, at times, more likely to sail over the heads of younger readers and head for older members of the audience…In an effort to introduce a contemporary note into the traditional setting, Wheeler makes the romance between Big Otto and Lily Belle an interracial one. On the whole, it’s a sweet, fluffy diversion.”

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “This book will resonate most with teachers and adults looking to share stories about the value of forgiveness.”

    School Library Journal 

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About the Author

Mara Rockliff is the author of many books for children, including The Grudge Keeper and Chik Chak Shabbat as well as the award-winning picture books Me and Momma and Big John, and My heart Will Not Sit Down. Under the pen name Lewis B. Montgomery, she wrote all twelve books in the popular chapter book series: Milo & Jazz Mysteries. Rockliff’s public speaking experience includes TV and radio as well as libraries, schools, and state and regional conferences for teachers and librarians. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family. 

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.