Listening for Lions

CD - unabridged
Kit (4 discs)
Product Number: 3L024
Released: May 30, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419394126
Narrator/s: Bianca Amato
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Description

National Book Award winner Gloria Whelan introduces Rachel Sheridan, raised by missionary parents in East Africa. When her parents die in the Influenza epidemic of 1919, greedy neighbors the Pritchards force her to act as their daughter in a visit to Grandfather Pritchard in England. They hope to convince Grandfather not to cut them off from a substantial inheritance. But when Rachel and Grandfather become close, she wonders if she can continue the lie. "Gentle, nostalgic, and fueled with old-fashioned girl power ."-Booklist

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CD
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Author(s): Gloria Whelan
Narrator(s): Bianca Amato
Product Number C3727
Released: May 18, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419394102
eBook
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Author(s): Gloria Whelan
Product Number EB00238322
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9780061975851
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Gloria Whelan
Narrator(s): Bianca Amato
Product Number 3B024
Released: May 22, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419394119
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Gloria Whelan
Narrator(s): Bianca Amato
Product Number 3C575
Released: May 24, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419394133
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Gloria Whelan
Product Number 44600
Released: Feb 20, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419394041
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Gloria Whelan
Product Number 14625
Released: May 30, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780060581749

Professional reviews

"Rachel loves the sights, smells, and sounds of life in Africa. But all that is lost when she's orphaned and forced to assume another child's identity in a manipulative scheme. Bianca Amato's exceptional narration brings us fully into Rachel's inner life. We feel her shock at her parents' death and the end of all that is familiar, her misery and guilt at the lie she must live, as well as her innate qualities that cannot be destroyed: her kindness and strength; caring personality; and joy in books, nature, and medicine. Amato's reading is so smooth and soft-spoken that the listener is rarely aware of the transitions to supporting characters, who are drawn in distinct, if subtle, characterizations. A stellar reading gives breadth and raw emotion to a solid story. W.L.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2007 Audies Award Winner (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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