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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Esme Raji Codell Narrator: Tichina Arnold Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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In this companion to Saraha Special, a fifth-grader reveals what she has learned about life during a period in which she took piano lessons from a Holocaust survivor. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 2/18/2014

    " This book is beautifully written. It reads more like poetry than a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorien Brinkman-Bouche | 2/9/2014

    " This is a very easy read that doesn't stretch the brain, but it has a good message. It's a feel-good time filler book. I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne Zydallis | 2/6/2014

    " This was a sequel to Sara Special a wonderful book about a girl named paris and her four brothers. Paris learns about the Holocaust and is able to apply what she learned to the school bully. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Parry Rigney | 1/26/2014

    " I expected to like this book, but I didn't expect to really rEally like it - it kinda snuck up on me. A contender for my grade 3/4 summer book club... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gumby | 1/18/2014

    " Of course any book by Esme just has to be awesome! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 12/27/2013

    " This book is an incredible example of how the realities of the world can be related in a sensitive and entertaining manner, all through the eyes of a fifth-grade girl. Paris is the youngest in a family whose eccentricities are only matched by their strong bond with each other. Whether she is taking piano lessons from Mrs. Rosen, or starting her organization in school, the "Extreme Readers Book Club," Paris is a figure that just won't quit, opinions and all, even if, as she states, she is trying to be a "polite person." Appropriate for ages 9 and above, this book contains certain elements that, although maintaining a connection with the younger set, may be a bit above their intuition in certain circumstances, such as Paris' classmate's ill brother. However, the delicate treatment of issues such as the Holocaust, homosexuality, and cultural difference makes this book a stand-alone original. Paris is a character that is full of life and personality, but learns in a very realistic way throughout the large amount if issues tackled within the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue (booknbeachbag) | 12/23/2013

    " I'm not sure whom this book is geared towards. I thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult, but I think it would be far above the head of most 5th grade readers. And because the main character is in fifth grade, it might seem too young for a more sophisticated reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chloe Simon | 12/18/2013

    " this book was so confusing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayna | 12/13/2013

    " This was such a good read - it spun together better then I imagined and has such a nice message to tell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥Caroline♥ | 9/24/2013

    " This was a really good book and I reccomend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann | 8/14/2013

    " Wonderful book. The main character is a precocious little black girl who lives in New York. She takes piano lessons from a Jewish teacher, Mrs. Rosen, who teaches her about life. She learns about the holocaust and becomes saddened and depressed, but she soon bounces back wiser for her new knowledge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 6/12/2013

    " This is a slice of Paris'life. The reader learns about her brothers, what happens at school, and her piano teacher. The book reminds me of peeling the layers off of an onion. There are many threads to this book which help make Paris the person she is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 6/9/2013

    " wow! a stunning across-the-ages look at bullying. Excellent voice, solid characters, and (mostly) a very well told story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Lopez | 5/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was cute and sent a realistic and positive message. I loved Paris - her innocence and courage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly Staron | 3/12/2013

    " Another wonderful book Esme Codell. A follow-up to "Sahara Special" and just as good if you ask me. It's also a great book to add to the Holocaust genre for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 3/8/2013

    " Loved Sahara Special, and this comes after. Miss Pointy is still their teacher. Absolutely love Codell! YA. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/30/2012

    " A little slow to get going, but definitely worth it. I really enjoyed this one when all the pieces came together. I definitely recommend it... don't let the beginning deter you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nomi | 4/25/2012

    " Touching and sweet. I love books that feature intergenerational friendships. Paris is a thoughtful strong-willed and courageous character with realistic flaws. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rishmi | 3/24/2012

    " It's OK but it's short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerianna | 3/5/2012

    " This is really a 4.5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 7/3/2011

    " I liked the voice of the protagonist, but I thought that every aspect of the star of David incident was unrealistic. Being the youngest child, and the only girl with older brothers, I empathized with Paris a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndy | 6/10/2011

    " very different from sahara although shares some characters; excellent writing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 1/23/2011

    " I liked the diverse characters in this book that continued over from the authors previous novel, Sahara Special. Deals with intergenerational relationships and the holocaust. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 9/30/2010

    " This was a funny novel about unfunny things. Very real, with a very believable narrator. I would love to teach this novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorien | 6/22/2010

    " This is a very easy read that doesn't stretch the brain, but it has a good message. It's a feel-good time filler book. I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L | 5/21/2010

    " I loved Sahara Special by this author and this follow up book. Paris is a wonderful character.

    How did you feel when you learned about the Holocaust? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue (booknbeachbag) | 5/12/2010

    " I'm not sure whom this book is geared towards. I thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult, but I think it would be far above the head of most 5th grade readers. And because the main character is in fifth grade, it might seem too young for a more sophisticated reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 christina | 2/25/2010

    " Really, really good. Unexpected and clever, but touching on some really very heavy things, but in a good way.
    For sure not for under 9 I would say.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 1/26/2010

    " This is a slice of Paris'life. The reader learns about her brothers, what happens at school, and her piano teacher. The book reminds me of peeling the layers off of an onion. There are many threads to this book which help make Paris the person she is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chloe | 12/3/2009

    " this book was so confusing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerianna | 9/28/2009

    " This is really a 4.5. "

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

    " Loved Sahara Special, and this comes after. Miss Pointy is still their teacher. Absolutely love Codell! YA. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Parry | 5/3/2009

    " I expected to like this book, but I didn't expect to really rEally like it - it kinda snuck up on me. A contender for my grade 3/4 summer book club... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/3/2009

    " A little slow to get going, but definitely worth it. I really enjoyed this one when all the pieces came together. I definitely recommend it... don't let the beginning deter you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/29/2009

    " I liked the voice of the protagonist, but I thought that every aspect of the star of David incident was unrealistic. Being the youngest child, and the only girl with older brothers, I empathized with Paris a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ?Caroline? | 1/19/2009

    " This was a really good book and I reccomend it! "

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