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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert McCloskey Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521871
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Time of Wonder follows the activities of two children spending their summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1958 Caldecott Medal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/26/2014

    " I loved "Make Way for Ducklings" but don't feel this one has stood the test of time. I don't think it would hold interest for my students today. "

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

    " This is the very first book I remember, and when I read it, the voice in my head is my father's. It's also the very first book that I read all by myself. I don't remember learning *to* read, but this book is wrapped up in the magic of reading for me. And its magnificence is perhaps one of the reasons I'm the reader I am today. McCloskey's words and watercolors combine to make magic. His turns of phrase are memorable and delightful. The feelings of a childhood's summer are herein captured with both playfulness and gravitas. There's a hurricane, and there are bellyflops. There are cranky old men and cranky old seabirds. It's all happening here, all the time. And it's always waiting for me to come back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. | 1/20/2014

    " This one felt a little long but the artwork was beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/20/2014

    " My dad visited Maine every summer when he was young -- I wonder why he's never mentioned this book to me? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 1/7/2014

    " I asked my mom to read this aloud to me before reading seeing the pictures. What imagry he uses with his words. I could easily visualize each setting as the summer progressed. I have never visited Maine, but I felt that with his words, I was transported there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrina | 12/28/2013

    " Same guy who did Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal. Writing is kind of abstract. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 12/19/2013

    " Beautiful book that celebrates a child's wide-eyed time in nature. I know it's set in Maine, but it reminds me of Washington's San Juan islands. Softly colored illustrations set the gentle tone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 12/19/2013

    " This book makes you feel like you are really there. The pictures are gorgeous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 11/20/2013

    " Text speaks to the reader as you and describes what you are doing over the course of a summer spent on a Maine island. Poetic language, soft, watercolor paintings depict nature scenes. Must read/see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/6/2013

    " It almost felt like I was there in the book, visiting this place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandria | 10/24/2013

    " This book has beautiful pictures in it. The story is good, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karissa | 10/12/2013

    " This is a long picture book with a lot of text, so I would not read it to young children, but all children can enjoy the illustrations. This would also be great to use with older children when discussing how to use descriptive language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmy Lou | 10/11/2013

    " This one was just... meh. I didn't care for it too much, but the art was nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 9/18/2013

    " So different from some of our books today... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 9/10/2013

    " Caldecott Winner 1958 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Baron | 3/17/2013

    " Summer at the sea in New England...this book gives you a feeling of what it's like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Maddaford | 3/11/2013

    " This book may be a little slow for some kids, but the imagery of the text combined with the pictures really make for a good book. There isn't much action. The book describes the wonders of simply enjoying a place throughout all sorts of seasons, weather and activities. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lafcadio | 3/1/2013

    " This story is written in the second person, and has a sort of detached memory-of-the-past feel to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle Simmons | 11/11/2012

    " This book was a nice adventure book. It has some tough vocabulary but a goo book for imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Finnegan | 5/29/2012

    " I love Robert McCloskey and his pictures! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debrarian | 4/4/2012

    " A love poem to summer on the islands of Maine. McCloskey's sensory details and light-filled painted illustrations make the setting almost tangible. "

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About the Author
Author Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey (1914–2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children’s books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer. He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston’s Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.

About the Narrator

James Naughton is an actor and director. He first came to prominence in the television series adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie series of the same name. Since then, he has starred in dozens television shows and appeared in numerous Broadway plays. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, one for his performance as Sam Spade in City of Angels and the other portraying Billy Flynn in the 1997 revival of Chicago.