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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (61 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie J. Blake Narrator: Kelly Fogwell Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Freedom Jane McKenzie isn’t good at following the rules. She doesn’t like any of the things that girls are supposed to like. She’s good at fishing, getting into trouble, and playing marbles. All she wants is to enter the marble competition at the Autumn Jubilee and show the boys in the neighborhood that she’s the best player. If she can’t be the Marble King, then she’ll be the Marble Queen. 

First, Freedom has to convince her mother to let her enter. But there’s a new baby on the way, Freedom’s daddy is drinking too much, her little brother is a handful, and her mother is even more difficult than usual. Freedom learns that when it comes to love, friendship, and family, sometimes there are no rules. Set in 1959, The Marble Queen is a timeless story about growing up.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Terrific.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This one is for keepsies, and it would be perfect paired with a how-to book on marble games.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Warm and old-fashioned in the very best sense of the word.”

    Booklist

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kalee | 1/2/2014

    " A quick read that was cute and an interesting perspective on living with an alcoholic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbara | 12/23/2013

    " Adorable. Kids will love this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Janel | 12/11/2013

    " Very well-written slice of Americana. The characters, the atmosphere, the observations and emotions were all very real. I kept thinking about the book for days afterwards because it prompted me to remember how I used to think and feel as a kid. Ms. Blake is a very skilled writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 12/2/2013

    " 4th grade historical fiction. Some big issues here - drinking, women's rights, etc. but not overdone or treated too heavily. "

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