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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (303 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Mosher Narrator: Joanna Wyatt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2002 ISBN: 9780807208410
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Zazoo is Vietnamese by birth but feels entirely French. She has lived with her adoptive Grand-Pierre in France in an old stone mill between the river and the canal since she was two, sharing poetry, adventures, and the predictable rhythms of the seasons. Then one misty October morning, a young man on a bicycle rides into Zazoo’s small village and asks a question from which many stories begin to unfold. A love story within a love story. 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 elissa | 2/12/2014

    " Gorgeously written--a unique and well-told story of 2 time periods in France--one of them being WWII's "awful time". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GraceAnne | 2/9/2014

    " The writing is richly evocative, redolent of time and place. History, emotion, and true love wound around the truths of things. I realize this doesn't describe it much, but it is one of the best YA titles ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nerd Goddess | 2/9/2014

    " Perhaps if the author had been less concerened about harping on his moral, than this would have been better. I liked the story fairly well, but the fact that he repeatedly told you to that "this is the moral of the story" (more or less) got really old really fast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 1/28/2014

    " The history and plot are a little contrived and predictable. Otherwise it had simply beautiful imagery and the quaintest characters. "

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

    " I kind of want to read this over and over. The narration has this impossibly romantic sensibility while refusing to take itself too seriously. It's just so FRENCH! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lewestover | 1/16/2014

    " For a YF book, "Zazoo" was amazingly philosophical, compassionate, charming, tender, bitter-sweet --- beautifully written. A very nice coming of age book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arielle | 1/14/2014

    " I would not recommend this book. It dragged, it was boring and it would make you so sleepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 1/5/2014

    " Amazing book, very descriptive one of my favorite books since I first read it in 7th or 8th grade. It's good for a short read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/1/2014

    " A wonderfully written poetic historical fiction book. There is quite a bit of romance involved as well! :) Chronicles an old man and his bitter memories of WWII and fighting in Asia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 12/30/2013

    " This was such a sweet book. I remember reading it over and over again. I can still remember the description of her grandfather perfectly peeling a fruit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Edinger | 12/15/2013

    " I thought this was one of the most gorgeous YAs of its year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddy | 12/4/2013

    " One of my favorite books growing up "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina | 11/4/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. If you like The Book Thief, you will like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leisy | 10/29/2013

    " good book. has an artistic flair- not my favorite style, but good nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nora | 10/16/2013

    " What a book! Beautiful, lyrical, lovely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kayli | 8/12/2013

    " Slow, quiet, poetic. Not my type of book AT ALL. But I didn't wish to stop while I was reading it, so I guess it was okay. Just nothing memorable about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/7/2013

    " sad but good but sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 7/22/2013

    " narration of this story makes it even more touching than the print version would. very touching, poignant story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Hair | 7/4/2013

    " Zazoo has made a deep impression on me. It is so eloquent, and so poetically written. The story of a girl and her adopted grandfather is just amazing. Everyone should read this WW2 memoir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 4/26/2013

    " Amid old secrets revealed and rifts healed, 13-year-old Vietnamese orphan, Zazoo, is raised in rural France by her aging "Grand-Pierre" and learns about life, death and love. Excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/26/2013

    " If I had to choose ten books that I could read over and over this would be one of them. I still think of this young, true-hearted girl and her Grand Pierre. Though written for young-adults this book is complex and rich in history and plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Gillen | 11/15/2012

    " Beautiful! A great experience! It was like a living, breathing description of the human condition! I loved this little book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 11/2/2012

    " I adore this book, it was one of my favorite books about the time that Bloomability was one of my favorite books.I have read it so many times, i love all the different stories and past and present meshing and the poem at the end. A really beautiful story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/20/2012

    " Vietnamese orphan adopted by an older French lock-keeper learns about his past, stony silences, heros and killers and finds romance and friendship. slow start, but liked it alot, about love, adoption and war "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lydia | 9/25/2012

    " It was confusing in the beginning, and the only reason I gave it two "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 6/5/2012

    " Beautiful cover. Beautiful story. The plot was a little slow, but other than that I really enjoyed the small poems, bits of history, and message that was woven throughout the story. This book was very well written and thought through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meeshka | 5/31/2012

    " I don't know why this book moved me so much but I checked it out from the library and read it, then immediately went and bought it and read it again! "

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

    " Love this love story. All about relationships--lost loves, new love, family love and friendship and how love is strong and can survive even in the face of war and hatred. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasha | 1/17/2012

    " LOVED IT! I don't exactly know why, but I loved it! I'd recommend it to all. "

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

    " I loved reading it. I totally recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margo | 10/21/2011

    " Good for 6th-9th grade "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/9/2011

    " Bittersweet; I would have liked it better if the main character had been a bit older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lewestover | 4/28/2011

    " For a YF book, "Zazoo" was amazingly philosophical, compassionate, charming, tender, bitter-sweet --- beautifully written. A very nice coming of age book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/19/2011

    " I kind of want to read this over and over. The narration has this impossibly romantic sensibility while refusing to take itself too seriously. It's just so FRENCH! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 2/28/2011

    " Zazoo lives in France with her adopted Grandpiere. Nice look a life in France and the relationships that sustain us. And, how to live with grief. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arielle | 2/26/2011

    " I would not recommend this book. It dragged, it was boring and it would make you so sleepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddy | 1/20/2011

    " One of my favorite books growing up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 9/24/2010

    " It's set in the French countryside, which alone is enough to read it. Add in some tasty food, a cute boy crush, and a very elderly grandfather, and it's the perfect book!
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 6/30/2010

    " Amazing book, very descriptive one of my favorite books since I first read it in 7th or 8th grade. It's good for a short read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 12/4/2009

    " Beautiful cover. Beautiful story. The plot was a little slow, but other than that I really enjoyed the small poems, bits of history, and message that was woven throughout the story. This book was very well written and thought through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 7/22/2009

    " A wonderfully written poetic historical fiction book. There is quite a bit of romance involved as well! :) Chronicles an old man and his bitter memories of WWII and fighting in Asia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dee | 6/15/2009

    " Interesting, but slow plot developement. Left you wanting to know more and why things happened. Some knowledge of history helpful to make the book more meaningful. Not a faced paced drama, but a thoughtful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasha | 4/28/2009

    " LOVED IT! I don't exactly know why, but I loved it! I'd recommend it to all. "

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