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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (669 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Paterson Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Katherine Paterson, author of Newbery Medal winners Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, again displays her storytelling talent in this powerful novel. Eleven-year-old Angel must play the adult when she and her brother are abandoned at their great-grandmother's house and the old lady proves incapable of caring for them. An emotional tale, this drama teaches the age-old lesson that every person can stand tall when the world lets them down.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lara | 2/17/2014

    " My daughter and I LOVED this book! It had some themes in it that were new to us (jail, abandonment), but it prompted some very deep discussions about families and things that happen to people in life. We read this book together every night until it was finished, then we felt sad that it was done. It also got us very excited to learn more about the night sky. We then bought one of the H.A. Rey books (The Stars) to learn more about identifying constellations. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leah Beecher | 1/28/2014

    " This was a really good book to read aloud to my elementary aged daughters. It took us FOREVER to get through, partly because we started in Summer, and partly because while good, this book is not exactly the most exciting book you will ever read. It is all about 12-year-old Angel. A girl whose father is in prison, a mother who has had the authorities take her children away from her twice, a little brother who is a real pill, and a great-grandmother who she gets dumped on, who needs as much taking care of as her brother. Then there is the "star man" the stranger who lives in the crappy broken down trailer next to her great grandmother who, on every clear night comes out with his huge telescope in the open field near by to look at the stars. Angel joins him...amazed that he knows her, and knows all about the stars, and in his quiet way, opens a whole new world for Angel. There is also a bent over, ancient librarian who lets Angel know just how special and amazing she is..."the same stuff as stars". This is a great book to read to your 4th to 7th grader. Angel's life is hard. School does not get any better. Her parents are not responsible. All her problems do not go away is one swoop. The book ends in hope and with happiness however. A couple times while chatting with my girls and the conversation turned reflective I would say: "Remember how it was for Angel". Realizing that there are lots of children who have it much, much harder than they do, is always a good thing for kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/24/2014

    " Children's books can be so much better than adult books. Katherine Paterson never fails to transport me to a different world. Angel is such a great character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/11/2014

    " This was a great book! When I was near the end I had to stretch out silent reading so I could finish it! I am such a sucker for a sad book with a strong girl character. I need to read all Katherine Paterson's books now. "

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