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Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK J DIC (Text) 33500013144282 Main Available -
Hawley Public Library CD TALKING BOOK J DIC (Text) 33500013144290 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593152973
  • ISBN: 0593152972
  • Physical Description: 4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Jorjeana Marie.
Summary, etc.:
Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn't want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn't want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can't help forming connections with the people around her, and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    At 14, Beverly hits the road. Now that Buddy, her dog, has died, there's no reason for her to stick around. As Beverly walks away from her old home and into a new life and new relationships, she meets a ragtag bunch of characters who form their own community, with Beverly's tenacious pluck at its core. Marie narrates with a strong sense of character. She doesn't create voices so much as she employs practiced nuance informed by the traits of DiCamillo's trademark quirky, self-aware cast. By using subtle adjustments in tone to differentiate Beverly's internal thoughts from her spoken dialogue, and shifting among characters smoothly, with little attention called to the narration itself, Marie truly becomes a conduit for DiCamillo's thoughtful, well-paced, memorable words. Through Marie and DiCamillo's complementary talents, all of the heartbreak and love, determination and yearning, loneliness and connection of this sweet middle-grade novel sing. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KATE DICAMILLO is one of America's most beloved storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis.

Subject: Runaway teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Juvenile fiction.
Runaway teenagers > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Social Themes
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Runaways.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents.
JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance.
Dysfunctional families.
Runaway teenagers.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Genre: Audiobooks.
Children's audiobooks.

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