Stand Tall

Author(s): Joan Bauer
Genre: Ya Fiction
Original Publish Date: Mar 10, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100024467
Released: Mar 10, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739385760
Narrator/s: Ron McLarty
Publisher: Listening Library
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Tree, a six-foot-three-inch twelve-year-old, copes with his parents' recent divorce and his failure as an athlete by helping his grandfather, a Vietnam vet and recent amputee, and Sophie, a new girl at school.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Joan Bauer
Genre: Ya Fiction
Product Number EB00395478
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Speak
ISBN: #9781101657904

Professional reviews

"Ron McLarty is always a pleasure to listen to, and he doesn't disappoint in this story about six-foot three-inch seventh-grader, Tree. Tree and his family are learning to deal with his parents' recent divorce while his grandfather, a Vietnam veteran, learns to cope with an amputation and new prosthetic leg. The story itself is told primarily from Tree's viewpoint, although the narrative occasionally shifts awkwardly to another character. McLarty carries the listener through with his gravelly voice and moments of brilliance. When Tree's grandfather's friend describes Christmas in Vietnam, he sings just a few words of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and makes the scene come alive. His rapid and edgy voice for Tree's friend Sophie is perfect. A compelling listen. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"