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Extended Audio Sample The Pinballs (Unabridged), by Betsy Byars
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Betsy Byars Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When you're a pinball, life is a risky game, especially for three adolescent children placed in a foster home. Their hard-won defenses are firmly in place as these three uneasy strangers meet their foster parents. For each of these children who were failed by their families, caring for others is so scary it hurts. No one has been in control. But as their daily lives become dotted with fried chicken dinners, puppies, and birthdays, they begin to hope that even pinballs can be winners.

Betsy Byars, the National Book Award-winning author of McMummy, writes stories that are beloved by young listeners, their parents and teachers alike. Her thoroughly believable but quirky characters have captivated countless fans; The Pinballs was chosen by almost 60,000 children in Georgia as their favorite book. The American Library Association agrees, designating it an ALA Notable Children's Book. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by J | 2/10/2014

    " A story of getting through the bad times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by April | 2/5/2014

    " I remember reading this book in elementary school and feeling heartbroken for the characters. The characters in this book are called Pinballs because they are foster-children bounced from house to house. If you want a quick read that will have you feeling some emotion, check this book out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caralyn | 1/31/2014

    " It was good. But it was really sad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kimball | 1/28/2014

    " Mom gave me this book when I was 10-12 I think. It was decent. "

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