Finding Orion

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Author(s): John David Anderson
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.65 hours)
Product Number: Z100145469
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062938732
Narrator/s: Graham Halstead
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
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Description

The acclaimed author of Ms. BixbyA??s Last Day and Posted returns with an unforgettable tale of love and laughter, of fathers and sons, of what family truly means, and of the ways in which we sometimes need to lose something in order to find ourselves. Rion Kwirk comes from a rather odd family. His mother named him and his sisters after her favorite constellations, and his father makes funky-flavored jellybeans for a living. One sister acts as if sheA??s always on stage, and the other is a walking dictionary. But no one in the family is more odd than RionA??s grandfather, Papa Kwirk. HeA??s the kind of guy who shows up on his motorcycle only on holidays handing out crossbows and stuffed squirrels as presents. Rion has always been fascinated by Papa Kwirk, especially as his sonA??RionA??s fatherA??is the complete opposite. Where Dad is predictable, nerdy, and reassuringly boring, Papa Kwirk is mysterious, dangerous, and cool. Which is why, when Rion and his family learn of Papa KwirkA??s death and pile into the car to attend his funeral and pay their respects, Rion canA??t help but feel that thatA??s not the end of his story. That thereA??s so much more to Papa Kwirk to discover. He doesnA??t know how right he is.

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Author(s): John David Anderson
Narrator(s): Graham Halstead
Product Number DD44100
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982656744
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Author(s): John David Anderson
Product Number EB00734174
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
ISBN: #9780062643919

Professional reviews

"Graham Halstead narrates this story of a family's trip to attend the decidedly quirky funeral of Papa Kwirk. Rion Kwirk considers himself a regular kid in a weird family. Halstead differentiates his thoughts and utterances with contrasting voices--his thoughts are more humorously sarcastic. When Rion meets an attractive girl, however, Halstead delivers his spoken words with nervous bumbling. Mom's voice is nondescript, Mr. Kwirk's endearingly nerdy, and Rion's sisters' suit their personalities--one dramatic, one precise. Aunt Gertie is memorable for her New York accent and matter-of-fact tone as she hosts the family for the funeral visit and directs them in a bizarre scavenger hunt. The voices of Rion and his dad gain gravity and dimension as they find more than what they seek. L.T. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"