A Newbery Honor Book based on real events, this audiobook tackles the issues of every kind of displacement. Turner is forced to move from Boston to a small Maine town in 1912-and becomes miserable. He soon befriends Lizzie, a bright and kind teen who lives on nearby Malaga Island, a poor community founded by former slaves. When town elders force Lizzie's people from her home, Turner struggles to help his friend keep her home. "Flashes of humor, temper, and an aching melancholy . [make] Sam Freed's narration of this title one that should be in all libraries."-School Library Journal
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by Gary D. Schmidt
by Danielle Steel
by Gary Paulsen
by Robert D. San Souci
by Carrie Arcos
"Boston and Phippsburg are close geographically, but 13-year-old Tucker Buckminster, who moves to Maine with his minister father, discovers they are two different worlds. He tries to fit in but the door is firmly shut until he finds friendship with old Mrs. Heard and sprightly Lizzie Bright. From the beginning, Sam Freed portrays Tucker as open, caring, and honest as he faces his new life. Freed doesn't differentiate the many characters, but his Maine accent is superb. Freed superbly conveys Tucker's innocence and na•vetŽ as he faces prejudice, his wonder and awe at communing with the whales, and finally his growing strength of character and sense of self. Very fine! WL.S. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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