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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,714 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Avi Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781470354121
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In 1925 Colorado, 14-year-old Ida Bidson dreams of becoming a teacher, but she knows it won’t be easy. When the school board closes the town’s one-room school, threatening to keep Ida from finishing eighth grade and moving on to high school, it looks like her dream will never come true. Then she and her classmates come up with a plan for a secret school-with Ida as their teacher!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Byers | 2/14/2014

    " I really loved this I read it in about fourth grade it took about a day made me feel like I was there with Ida "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. | 2/9/2014

    " Ida is a 14-year old girl who wants to be a teacher. To do that, she must pass high school. Her dreams ended when the school shut down, because the teacher had to take care of her sick relative. The school shut down, and Ida makes a secret school. SHE herself teaches the school, and her secret had to be kept a secret, but someone finds out... and the valley decides if the school should shut down or not! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elissa | 1/29/2014

    " this is a good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 10-11 Jessica | 1/26/2014

    " It was good in the beginning I didn't like it but it got better!! The book is about a girl who wants to be a teacher when she grows up and she can't do that if she doesn't go to high school. When there teacher has to leave the school board shuts down the school but you will have to read the book to find out the rest!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia | 1/25/2014

    " i think The Secret School was a great book because the author had great description during the story. i really think you should read The Secret School!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 1/23/2014

    " I liked this book alot. I just think was a little to easy. Many questions are unanswered. I am very happy for Ida. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith | 1/22/2014

    " I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audra | 1/16/2014

    " Started out a bit slow but I liked the way it ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny B | 1/16/2014

    " Pretty good little read. Main character was a little whiny and some of the descriptions seemed a little clunky - like the research for the era was done from a dry old history book. But enjoyable and different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/16/2014

    " Liked it- especially how it showed how important school was to the kids involved. I would like to read this to my class to discuss the different attitudes about school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylynn Johnsen | 1/11/2014

    " A nice Little House type story. Would make a pleasant series for young girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loni | 1/1/2014

    " I don't remember plenty about this book. It really is a great read for pre-teens, I guess that would be the reading level..... Anyway, I recommend it to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Thibodeau | 12/24/2013

    " This S level book has been very popular with my kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 12/23/2013

    " This is a great read for an 8-10 year old girl. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Atlantis | 12/14/2013

    " Short and sweet this story is about a young girl with spunk who has dreams of going to high school and becoming a teacher. A good brief depiction of farm life in the mid 1920s. Sort of reminded me of "Little House on the Prairie" series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 12/8/2013

    " Fun read I researched for my granddaughters. I can envision it a cute movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dylan | 11/23/2013

    " any body can be a teacher even a 14 year old girl "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/25/2013

    " Not one of Avi's best. A simple story, though I did like the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciara | 8/31/2013

    " i loved tis book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Armyn | 8/30/2013

    " I read this in Elementary and I loved this book so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayleen | 7/26/2013

    " I wish my girls worked 1/2 as hard as this girl! I'd even take a 1/4! Kids these days have it soooo easy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 7/16/2013

    " A quick little read. The plot was okay, very childish though. I only read it because of the play. The book was much easier to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jt money get money/M.o.B | 7/2/2013

    " its real good i thin k people shuld read this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessime | 6/16/2013

    " Man! I have to admit I read this book a couple times and loved it! i havent seen many books by this author Bu she is freaken awesome at it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sasha | 6/10/2013

    " i like this book because it is something that has alot of lessins "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/29/2013

    " Good book for a young reader. I love to read books like this occasionally since my kids will need to know some good chapter books when they are old enough to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicolette | 4/22/2013

    " You can be who ever you want to be "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/12/2013

    " I loved this book! I read it in middle school and found it so inspiring to read about this girl who really took it upon herself to make her dreams come true. It is such a sweet story, and I'd highly recommend it to fans of historical fiction, or any young aspiring teachers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha Hastings | 4/10/2013

    " Liked it pretty well. But if you want a great book about the one room classroom, I would read The School Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 3/9/2013

    " I enjoyed this audiobook. The story was a sweet one, with nice character dynamics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mferrell 9874 | 2/9/2013

    " Perfect for those Little House on the Prairie kids or those altruistic, slightly daring girls who have the dream of becoming a teacher "

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About the Author
Author Avi

Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Along with his two Newbery Honors, he has won many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver.

About the Narrator

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.