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4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Hannigan Narrator: Danielle Ferland Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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True: Delly Pattison likes surpresents (presents that are a surprise). The day the Boyds come to town, Delly's sure a special surpresent is on its way. But lately, everything that she thinks will be good and fun turns into trouble. She's never needed a surpresent more than now.

True: Brud Kinney wants to play basketball like nothing anybody's ever seen. When the Boyds arrive, though, Brud meets someone who plays like nothing he's ever seen.

True: Ferris Boyd isn't like anyone Delly or Brud have ever met. Ferris is a real mysturiosity (an extremely curious mystery).

True: Katherine Hannigan's first novel since her acclaimed Ida B is a compelling look at the ways friendships and truths are discovered.

It's all true ( . . . sort of).

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/17/2014

    " Loved this book. Delly loves surpresents and Dellyventures but somehow every time she thinks something will be fun, it turns into trouble. Now she is sure a surpresent is out there waiting for her, but when she gets that tingly feeling all she sees is an old car with a man and a boy. As Delly makes a new friend, works really hard at not getting into trouble, and learns the importance of asking, many new twists and turns develop in the story. I love how Delly creates new words that make perfect sense when you read them. (A surpresent is a surprise present.) Bet you had already guessed that. The characters are well developed and you truly feel for them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daria | 2/16/2014

    " I loved Katherine Hannigan's Ida B...And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World so when I learned that she had a new book coming out, I was really excited. This book does not disappoint! Hannigan returns to that lovely combination of sweetness and heartbreak and hope in the story of four kids whose lives unexpectedly and serendipitously intersect. If you're a fan of Ida B... or Kate di Camillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, I feel confident saying that you will love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/12/2014

    " The first book in our Mother Daughter Book Club. It took a few chapters for us to get into it but once we did we didn't want to stop. We both enjoyed the "Delly" words and we have even started to use a few! We especially loved the message in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Seigel | 2/2/2014

    " This is a beautiful book about friendship, loyalty, and living up or down to expectation. I loved Ida B, and this was equally as wonderful. A must read for middle-grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emme | 1/26/2014

    " Wonderful book with great plot and believable characters! Fabulous... "

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

    " If I could give this one 5.5 stars, I would. Beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/21/2014

    " Very cute and I just think Delly is fun little gal who tried extremely hard. I enjoyed Ida B a bit more in that this book seemed to "jump around" quite a bit in scene and thematic elements. If you were reading this to a child, they might not follow it?!? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/12/2014

    " Very realistic interaction between children. I appreciate that. Kids having kid-reactions in books is wonderful. The matter at hand is a very real thing for kids to come across within their class-world-scope, which is a shame, but this was very good treatment of a hard and sensitive subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 1/7/2014

    " Really loved Hannigan's description of Delly's relationships with her family--her mom Clarice especially, and RB, too. I was moved, and inspired to be the kind of mom that sees what her kids really need. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blythe Penland | 12/19/2013

    " This book really made me realize that you should be more careful of your surroundings, be nice to your siblings, and to agree with nature, not to destroy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 12/17/2013

    " You'll either love it or hate it, "she rasped." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Hanson | 11/8/2013

    " I really liked this book about a girl who gets in trouble even though her intentions are good. About her friendship with a troubled girl and how they help each other. Good brother/sister relationship too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tenille Shade | 10/12/2013

    " Tears streamed down my face as I read this beautiful book about resiliency and friendship. This will definitely be a future read aloud! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/9/2013

    " Took me a bit to feel connected to the story, but once sucked in, I loved it. I was sad when it ended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 8/21/2013

    " First, the title of this book does NOT match the story at all. Second, for a book where I liked many of the characters, I don't feel that enamored of the overall book. I guess I would say it was too long; the story could have been well-told in half the pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shoshana | 8/11/2013

    " Katherine Hannigan is my new "if you like Jerry Spinelli" recommendation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 7/17/2013

    " It's a tough subject. A friend being abused by her father. It's not for most kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 5/31/2013

    " my only fault with this was the jumping narration "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delaney | 3/17/2013

    " I think this book was amazing! It showed true friendship. Delly started Ferris Boyd's friend even though the hardest times. Katherine Hannigan is a great author and should right a second book to this "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 9/10/2012

    " Probably one of my favorite books for grades 4th to adult. Very touching, extremely well written! I can see why it is a Utah Beehive nominee "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorena | 7/24/2012

    " Delly is feisty and always into something. I loved her! This story of the power of friendship is moving. I wish the story behind Ferris' silence had been better developed, instead of rushed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Fran Torpey | 6/19/2012

    " pretty perfect, but (i think) it would take a pretty emotionally well-tuned kid to get a lot out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 12/18/2011

    " Better than Ida B! Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camie | 6/21/2011

    " Read this in a day and loved it! Every bit as good as Ida B, maybe even better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 6/18/2011

    " I love books with quirky characters and this one fits the bill. I will definitely be sharing this book with my students next year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yolanda | 6/9/2011

    " Too many cutesy words in this book (words invented by the main character Delly); otherwise, a good story about friendship, family, and the rescue of an abused child - with a little basketball thrown in for good measure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 6/5/2011

    " i was thrilled to find this new book by Katherine Hannigan, as i love her other chapter book Ida B..., and this didn't disappoint. Delly is just as loveable and perfect a main character as Ida B was... i was sorry when it ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsyn | 6/5/2011

    " I didn't love all the made-up words, and it took a little too long for the friendship to get established, but once it did, I enjoyed the book more and more, and was pleased with the ending. Really this should have a 3.5-4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 5/26/2011

    " I really liked this book about a girl who gets in trouble even though her intentions are good. About her friendship with a troubled girl and how they help each other. Good brother/sister relationship too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 5/19/2011

    " I adored Ida B. and loved this book just as much. Delly, Ferris & RB are characters that you can't help but love. Highly recommend this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Jane | 5/14/2011

    " Thank goodness Katherine Hannigan wrote another book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 5/12/2011

    " I loved Ida B and I love this one also! A great cast of characters and a touching story too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 5/9/2011

    " I LOVED this book! It was a great story of a young girl and her brother who become friends with a new girl who moves into town and all that they learn from each other. Great for 4-5th grade. "

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About the Author
Author Katherine Hannigan

Katherine Hannigan studied mathematics, painting, and studio art and has worked as the education coordinator for a Head Start program and, most recently, as an assistant professor of art and design. She is the author of True (. . . Sort Of), Emmaline and the Bunny, and the national bestseller Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World. She lives in Iowa with a bunch of cats and the occasional bunny or bird visitor. Her backyard hosts an additional array of creatures, including deer, raccoons, possums, and sometimes a skunk. But no alligators . . . yet!

About the Narrator

Danielle Ferland performed in her first Broadway musical production, Sunday in the Park with George, at the age of thirteen. She is best known for her Drama Desk-nominated role as Little Red Riding Hood in the original 1987 Broadway production of Into the Woods. She also appeared in theatrical productions of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and Moliere’s Tartuffe.