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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (241 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kaye Umansky Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781440799433
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Nottinghamshire Book Award winner Kaye Umansky combines humor and a Dickensian atmosphere to bring young readers into the unlikely world of Solomon Snow. Solly’s life stinks. He lives with Ma and Pa Scubbins in a rundown cottage outside of the village of Boring working as a delivery boy for their laundry service. But his luck soon changes when Ma lets slip a little secret-Solly was left on their doorstep as an infant with a silver spoon in his mouth. Solly sets out to find his spoon with the help of some ragamuffin friends he picks up along the way. But will Solly ever find his spoon and his real parents?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randalynn | 2/13/2014

    " This was recommended by my sis. It was a great fun read with great characters and a fun plot. It reminded me of the Magician's Elephant in the way that is flowed and gathered speed until all the characters were gathered together for the ending. I will definitely have my boys read this one. I already am scoping out the sequel for more Solomon Snow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 2/11/2014

    " This is a fun kid book about a search for self. It is rather predictable, and I may hate the series by the third book, but I have the next one on hold at the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 2/9/2014

    " This was so much fun to read outloud to the kids...lots of accents to do. We are still laughing at how I mangled the Prodigy's voice more than once. We've moved on to the second Solomon Snow book and are enjoying that one just as much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Gilbert | 2/2/2014

    " This book and its sequel are great read-out-loud stories to share with your family. I read these to my children a few years ago and still joke about "Miss Bunnykins". The characters were enjoyable to read and fun to voice. My family had fun speculating on the outcome of the mysteries. We were disappointed when we came to the end of the second (and final so far) book of the series. It would be nice if Solomon Snow and his friends had some more adventures in the near future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 1/26/2014

    " This book was hilarious. I loved the author's ability to make it zany but not over the top ridiculous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Selina | 1/20/2014

    " This was such a great read aloud book for my girls. An exciting story with very unique characters. Each night my girls would laugh as I imitated the voice of the Prodigy... It did leave us wanting a bit more, so we will have to get the next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/18/2014

    " Quick read but not that original...as she was trying to copy Dickens' Oliver Twist. But even so, I felt it still lacked depth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 1/13/2014

    " A children's version of Dickens. It's okay, but I've read series I have enjoyed more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/13/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite read-alouds. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 French | 12/11/2013

    " it was a long time ago so i dont remember too much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DC_Fine12(Ash) | 12/8/2013

    " Kind of boring, but also somewhat good book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 12/4/2013

    " An exciting adventure about an orphan in search of his true parents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra Pound | 12/4/2013

    " It's written like you are sitting there listening to someone tell a story. It was fun to read this different style of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 9/6/2013

    " A bit schmaltzy but the surprise ending and the unique characters make it a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 8/10/2013

    " Corky and cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara Hasbrouck | 5/24/2013

    " It was a great kids book. Full of adventure and hilarity. I was a little surprised by the ending but I guess that's what makes a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 La Rena | 11/4/2012

    " it was a cute book but I didn't laugh out loud like the review said. Am I tempted to read on the series?? Not really, but maybe I might. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 6/26/2012

    " I listened to the audiobook which was very well done. It didn't always go as expected and was quite quirky and funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ~Megan~ | 5/30/2012

    " This was really bizarre, really random, and really funny. The illustrations fit the book perfectly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marley | 5/27/2012

    " This book ends with a suprising twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Cade | 4/7/2012

    " My sons teacher gave me this book to read. I thought it was fun. It was great adventure. Just a great kid story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 3/12/2012

    " I listened to this book on CD while I cleaned and while I was in the car. I enjoyed listening to the lady who narrated this story. I don't know what it would be like to read this book, but the CD sure made cleaning a lot more tolerable! ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 12/19/2011

    " a romp through a foundling tale, not quite in the vein of the Series of Unfortunate Events but reminiscent of those. Apparently there are more to find and read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 10/6/2011

    " I remember I loved it, and it felt very Dickensian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 olivia Rhein | 8/31/2011

    " just a little confusing at first "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/1/2011

    " Reminiscent of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events but distinctly British and less evil adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 3/30/2011

    " It's written like you are sitting there listening to someone tell a story. It was fun to read this different style of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 olivia | 9/28/2010

    " just a little confusing at first "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AM | 8/18/2010

    " Loved loved LOVED this book and its sequel. Wonderful to read aloud. The girls and I ADORED it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 7/12/2010

    " This book was quite fun to read. The language was pseudo Charles Dickens era. Which ended up with some quite clever word play. The twist at the end of the book was also quite good. I enjoy books that play with our expectations of what is a typical story arc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 7/1/2010

    " I remember I loved it, and it felt very Dickensian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cinnamon | 6/14/2010

    " My daughters enjoyed it, although it may have been the goofy voices that I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 4/3/2010

    " "I just thought it was good, okay?!"
    Eleanor--age 9 1/2

    [She liked it enough to want to read the sequel:] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/23/2009

    " I found this ridiculous Dickens-inspired novel very charming. I particularly loved the Infant Prodigy and her all-but-comatose Mr. Skippy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 9/17/2009

    " This book was hilarious. I loved the author's ability to make it zany but not over the top ridiculous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lane | 7/12/2009

    " I didn't actually read this but the audio book was fantastic! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 French | 1/5/2009

    " it was a long time ago so i dont remember too much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shenshen | 11/12/2008

    " Fantastic! No one would want to go to bed without finish the book! How can a boy who is so kind helped all his friends but himself? Don't know what I meant? I don't want to tell you the end, but it was the highest point of the book. So all I can say here is that, "Go read the book!" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 11/8/2008

    " I had heard what a great book this was, and I must say I was a little disappointed. It was funny at times, but a little strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Selina | 10/21/2008

    " This was such a great read aloud book for my girls. An exciting story with very unique characters. Each night my girls would laugh as I imitated the voice of the Prodigy... It did leave us wanting a bit more, so we will have to get the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/20/2008

    " One of my all-time favorite read-alouds. "

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About the Narrator

Jenny Sterlin, winner of multiple Earphones Awards, has more than seventy audio titles to her credit, including Laurie R. King’s popular Sherlock Holmes / Mary Russell series. Before beginning her narration career, she helped found England’s experimental Living Theatre.