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Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Arte Johnson Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Series:The Willoughbys Series Release Date: April 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780739364024

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Soon to be a Netflix animated film starring Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Séan Cullen, and Ricky Gervais! Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family. The Willoughbys is a turn to the hilarious from the award-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars that will have children and parents laughing.

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    " A very good read-aloud. Clever humor. "

    - Emily, 5/21/2011
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    " This is a really cute and clever book. I laughed a lot while i read it. "

    - Chantelle, 5/2/2011
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    " I love Lois Lowry but this was different than her typical work. Certainly brought out a fun sense of humor and was a lovely story. "

    - Mindelynn, 4/17/2011
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    " Very funny dark comedy for kids, especially those familiar with traditional dark fairy tales (Hansel and Gretl, etc) "

    - Lee, 4/14/2011
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    " This is a book about 4 children and their names are Timothy Barnaby, Barnaby (twins), and Jane. Timothy is the boss over his siblings. It is pretty funny. "

    - Max, 4/9/2011
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    " Audiobook Willy Wonka meets Nanny McPhee meets LEmony Snicket... hilarious! "

    - Quyen, 4/7/2011
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    " I'd give it a 3.5, really. It was enjoyable, but kind of a knowing nod to the Lemony Snicket sort of books, but more intelligent. Her other work is great, and I think she just wanted to get the lead out and do something a little goofier and lighter. Mission accomplished. "

    - Shawn, 4/7/2011
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    " Quirky! Funny! reminds me of Series of Unfortunate Events! Love the characters and all the interesting vocabulary! The glossary in the back of the book is hilarious! "

    - Jane, 4/5/2011
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    " Arch. The only kids' book I can think of where the children AND parents truly despise each other "

    - Kathleen, 4/5/2011
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    " Love Lois Lowry, and this is no dissapointment--great for reinforcing descriptive language, especially if kids are familiar with some of the children's classics. "

    - Bonnie, 3/29/2011
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    " This book was adorable!! And I read it in like 2 hours! But wowie I was laughing the whole time! It was super cute! My favorite line was the one about Champaign Illinois! I read it out loud to Eric!!!! "

    - Nicole, 3/28/2011
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    " Cute. Very distinct voice. Seemed too rushed at the end. "

    - Desiree, 3/27/2011

About the Author

Lois Lowry, 1 two-time recipient of the Newbery Medal, has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the popular Anastasia Krupnik series to her bestselling novel The Giver, her books have garnered dozens of national, international, and state honors and awards.

About the Narrator

Ken Blanchard is an internationally bestselling author and motivational speaker whose books have sold more than eighteen million copies in thirty languages. He lives in San Diego.