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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (132 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Rylant Narrator: Mark Nelson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant has written more than 60 books for children. Her popular Lighthouse Family series is filled with delightful characters and warm family themes. In The Storm, Rylant shows that families can come in all shapes and sizes. Beginning readers will love following the adventures of this charming family series. Children will be enthralled by Mark Nelson's tender narration. 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 Kathryn | 1/28/2014

    " Nothing too engrossing here, but a cute enough little story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/26/2014

    " The beginning, how a lonely light house keeper, decided to become a light house keeper. How her duties were the thing that brought her companianship and a family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michãel | 1/24/2014

    " Great story, beautiful illustrations. We will be reading more in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryanne | 1/20/2014

    " I mentioned this in my review for The Whale. The Storm is the 1st book in the Lighthouse Family Series by Cynthia Rylant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 1/15/2014

    " The earliest book I've ever remembered I cherish so much in my childhood. I remember gazing out the rainy window and enjoying the fresh smell of this book. All I could remember of the book was "lighthouse", and the writer's name had a lettet 'c'. oh good times :') "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 1/10/2014

    " We liked this enough to go on to the second book, "The Whales." They are gentle, lovely stories with beautiful illustrations. Rylant's short chapters end fetchingly, so E never wants me to stop. But I would not call them suspenseful or even quickly paced. "

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

    " Lovely story by one of our favorite children's authors. Good for early elementary read alone or a good read together. I love her use of language--so gentle and interesting at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CyndiJacobAna Jacob | 12/21/2013

    " This is the first book in the series but we read The Whale and it isn't really necessary to do it in order. It was fun for my daughter and I to read about how the family first came about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 11/21/2013

    " Such a lovely series - Rylant is the true workhorse of children's fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kv | 11/17/2013

    " We checked this book out after visiting a lighthouse in Currituck, NC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 11/10/2013

    " I read this aloud to my 5 year old and we both thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. This is actually the first book in the series. Rylant is very descriptive and creates wonderful pictures through her words. The illustrations are fabulous also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Strumbeck | 11/8/2013

    " Cute story that is well paced for a beginner/intermediate reader. I would of loved this story as a kid. It's a chapter book that is simple but not overly simple. I think this makes a great reader for little kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy McRae | 10/3/2013

    " A very sweet story, with beautiful illustrations. I'll be sharing this one with my kiddos! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 9/16/2013

    " Loved this. Just read it to the kids. What a sweet story, and adoption tale to boot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb Simpson | 3/18/2013

    " Sweet story, Carson enjoyed it & so did I. Thanks Aunt Lorna! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 12/11/2012

    " This was our 2nd/3rd grade book group selection. It is a sweet story with lovely illustrations. Quite old-fashioned. Everyone (even the boys) really enjoyed it. I was surprised at how much they liked it, since I thought it was almost too sickeningly sweet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Nydam | 4/16/2012

    " This is the first of a series of five. They are not exactly riveting for adults, but they are a good choice for very first chapter book to try reading. The chapters are very short, the language is quite simple but not babyish, and the stories are completely straighforward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca | 1/21/2012

    " I liked the story because the characters are sweet and cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 12/17/2011

    " Lighthouse Family series for easy readers is about a lonely cat lighthouse keeper that saves a sailor dog and the friendship that develops. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 10/28/2011

    " Very sweet story about friendships. The plot of the story is not terribly frightening and makes for an excellent early read-aloud. I read it to our then four year-old. Other books follow in the series of the Lighthouse family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 8/6/2011

    " Nice read aloud for children ages 4 and up. Easy reading--super short chapters. Sweet little characters--eventful and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/8/2011

    " Loved this one, but much less impressed with the following in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/9/2011

    " Sweet read aloud with wonderful $5 words. Loved it for the use of vocabulary & thoughtful characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michãel | 1/4/2011

    " Great story, beautiful illustrations. We will be reading more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 10/12/2010

    " This was our 2nd/3rd grade book group selection. It is a sweet story with lovely illustrations. Quite old-fashioned. Everyone (even the boys) really enjoyed it. I was surprised at how much they liked it, since I thought it was almost too sickeningly sweet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca | 11/22/2009

    " I liked the story because the characters are sweet and cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 10/31/2009

    " Nice read aloud for children ages 4 and up. Easy reading--super short chapters. Sweet little characters--eventful and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 10/6/2009

    " Such a lovely series - Rylant is the true workhorse of children's fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryanne | 8/24/2009

    " I mentioned this in my review for The Whale. The Storm is the 1st book in the Lighthouse Family Series by Cynthia Rylant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 8/10/2009

    " I read this aloud to my 5 year old and we both thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. This is actually the first book in the series. Rylant is very descriptive and creates wonderful pictures through her words. The illustrations are fabulous also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CyndiJacobAna | 4/29/2009

    " This is the first book in the series but we read The Whale and it isn't really necessary to do it in order. It was fun for my daughter and I to read about how the family first came about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C | 3/17/2009

    " Lovely story by one of our favorite children's authors. Good for early elementary read alone or a good read together. I love her use of language--so gentle and interesting at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 10/3/2008

    " Lighthouse Family series for easy readers is about a lonely cat lighthouse keeper that saves a sailor dog and the friendship that develops. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 5/10/2008

    " We liked this enough to go on to the second book, "The Whales." They are gentle, lovely stories with beautiful illustrations. Rylant's short chapters end fetchingly, so E never wants me to stop. But I would not call them suspenseful or even quickly paced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 9/13/2007

    " This is the first of a series of five. They are not exactly riveting for adults, but they are a good choice for very first chapter book to try reading. The chapters are very short, the language is quite simple but not babyish, and the stories are completely straighforward. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than one hundred books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal in 1993 and A Fine White Dust won a Newbery Honor; she is also the author of two Caldecott Honor–wining picture books. Some of her other notable works include the Annie and Snowball series, the Poppleton series, the novel The Islander, and a number of other poetry books and story collections. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Mark Nelson is an experienced audiobook narrator and producer. Also recording as Harry Shaw, he has recorded more than fifty professional audiobooks, including crime fiction, science fiction, horror, nonfiction, histories, and classics.