Afternoon of the Elves

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Released: Mar 30, 2006
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Something strange and wonderful has appeared in Sara-Kate's junky and overgrown backyard: a tiny, delicate village built of sticks and leaves. Who could have made it? Sara-Kate insists it was elves, but Hillary isn't so sure. Why would elves want anything to do with a scrawny, bad-tempered girl like Sara-Kate? But the elves must see something special in Sara-Kate something only they, and Hillary, can see. It isn't long before Hillary realizes that there is something truly magical-and mysterious-about her new friend. Why won't Sara-Kate allow anyone in her house? And why hasn't anyone ever seen her parents? The urge to find the answers leads Hillary past the elf houses and across the threshold of Sara-Kate's own forbidding house. In this Newbery Honor Book and ALA Children's Notable Book, Janet Taylor Lisle spins a tender, enchanting tale of an unusual friendship that grows between two girls-and the magic that keeps that friendship alive.

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Author(s): Janet Taylor Lisle
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
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Released: Apr 08, 2004
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Author(s): Janet Taylor Lisle
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Author(s): Janet Taylor Lisle
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
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Released: May 28, 2004
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Author(s): Janet Taylor Lisle
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
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Professional reviews

"Sara-Kate Connolly lives with her mentally ill mother in a house without heat or food. Her father is a criminal. But Sara-Kate's real world is one of elves and their magic ways. Only Sara-Kate can communicate with the elves, but evidence of their life can be found everywhere in her neglected backyard. Christina Moore's quick, prickly delivery and her intense, angular tone convey Sara-Kate's urgency, hunger, cold, loneliness and courage. Moore's performance of this powerful, uncomfortable book touches the imagination, the heart and the conscience. L.R.S. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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