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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (272 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Wolfson Narrator: Grace Kelly Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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When Cal Lavender's mother has an unfortunate episode at the library, Cal is taken to a group care home run by a strange old woman called The Knitting Lady. Cal is clear that this is not her real life, just a temporary detour. But even detours can take you where you need to be. A charming, funny, and insightful first novel. 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 Kate | 2/13/2014

    " This was so good! I didn't like the ending, though. :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilli | 2/13/2014

    " the oddest book I've ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/11/2014

    " A kind of modern Anne of Green Gables, complete with "fosters" and wacky adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zaji | 2/5/2014

    " I thought it was a good book. Primarily for younger readers, but I enjoyed the unique story nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/24/2014

    " This book was a real delightful suprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/10/2014

    " I read this because it had a "Knitting Lady" in it, but wound up enjoying the writing and the characters. Great "juvenile" literature, but as an adult I sometimes laughed out loud and could feel the range of emotions that these foster girls and their unusual, but wonderful, foster mother might be experiencing. Good writing by Jill Wolfson. I'd definitely read more of her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lexie | 1/10/2014

    " Pretty interesting and enjoyable. Slightly predictable storyline; I had it pretty much figured out from the beginning. But it was a pretty good read, with a lot of voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cici=] | 1/2/2014

    " This book really opened my eyes to the how the world really is today and all the trouble kids have to go through beacuse of their parents. I reccomend this book to the people that think their life is to hard and complain about anything they need to noe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 11/16/2013

    " Cute ya story about several 11 year old orphans living in a group home with a knitting lady caretaker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hanna | 11/9/2013

    " I love this book!!!! It was sssoooo good! It's mow ome of my fav books. I read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 10/12/2013

    " Cal Lavender was put into a foster home. Girls learn about themselves and the abandonment they feel. They become friends. Wonderful story within a story. Wonderful insight without beating a kid over the head with the answer. Great not-feel-sorry-for-yourself book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 10/10/2013

    " Listened to this book in the car and it was really good. A great view of an unusual foster home with probably pretty typical foster kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LifeisWrite2196 | 9/27/2013

    " This book started out really slow, but sped up and ended perfectly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 9/5/2013

    " This book is about a girl- wait I'm not going to ruin the book for you- just read this book because it's always throwing surprizes at you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MacKenzie | 5/31/2013

    " The ending of this book was really nice!! However, it's pretty boring in the middle. I don't really reccommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 2/5/2013

    " My daughter and I often listen to books on tape while driving in the car. This book is the most recent one. I found myself wanting to go for a drive just so I could listen to the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 2/4/2013

    " Probably the best book I ever read. So great for the girls to read. I would recommend this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 1/14/2013

    " Wonderful book filled with quirky characters! The residents of a group foster home -- 5 11 year old girls -- are drawn together by the strands of the story spun out by the Knitting Lady. A lovely tale of finding family in surprising places! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 9/26/2012

    " I read this a really long time ago soon after it came out, so I can't remember much except for the knitting lady. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 7/9/2012

    " It was just alright. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oksana *Bookaholic* | 2/15/2012

    " Wow! I was a little surprised, but I enjoyed this read! Really great, and I looooved the unfolding surprises! This should be on everyone's to-read shelf! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda | 2/11/2012

    " This book was real. It had modern day family challenges. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tegan | 11/20/2011

    " I thought that it was said and so funny and cool! It had so many twists and turns that I could barly keep up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 6/13/2011

    " Wonderful story weaving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annabelle R. | 1/2/2011

    " I thought it was a good book. Primarily for younger readers, but I enjoyed the unique story nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 8/4/2010

    " Listened to this book in the car and it was really good. A great view of an unusual foster home with probably pretty typical foster kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 THE{Youth}*OF*[Today]~IS~Our(Tomorrow) | 7/16/2010

    " This book started out really slow, but sped up and ended perfectly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 3/18/2010

    " I read this a really long time ago soon after it came out, so I can't remember much except for the knitting lady. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 2/3/2010

    " Probably the best book I ever read. So great for the girls to read. I would recommend this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 11/30/2009

    " I think this was a great book for kids to read. It especially helps everyone to understand that not everyone's life is the same as "my" life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meagan | 11/10/2009

    " I gave this book 4 stars because it was understandable and easy to follow. During the story one of the characters was telling a story throughout the book. It was kind of like two stories in one. The ending had a little action but it also gave a quote to life. It was a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 9/30/2009

    " i liked this book it made me keep wanting 2 read more my favorite part was when the main character had 2 go live in a foster home with a bunch of other girls that she found 2 be really creepy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lillikay | 9/17/2009

    " the oddest book I've ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/21/2009

    " This book was a real delightful suprise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hanna | 7/15/2009

    " I love this book!!!! It was sssoooo good! It's mow ome of my fav books. I read it! "

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