The Mailbox

CD - unabridged
Kit (5 discs)
Product Number: 3C851
Released: May 15, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428146327
Narrator/s: Nick Landrum
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Description

In Audrey Shafer's compelling debut novel, Gabe Pace remains trapped in Virginia's foster care system until a social worker finds his Uncle Vernon. As this crusty old Vietnam veteran connects with his nine-year-old nephew, Gabe grows to love his cantankerous but caring uncle. On his first day of sixth grade, however, Gabe discovers his uncle's dead body. Fearing a return to foster care, Gabe keeps Vernon's death a secret. But when he arrives home the next day, Gabe is shocked to find his uncle's body missing and a cryptic note in his mailbox: "I have a secret." "Shafer's narrative is heartfelt, earnest and moving ."-Kirkus Reviews

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Author(s): Audrey Shafer

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CD
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Author(s): Audrey Shafer
Narrator(s): Nick Landrum
Product Number C4086
Released: Apr 17, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428146297
eAudio
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Author(s): Audrey Shafer
Narrator(s): Nick Landrum
Product Number Z10823
Released: Apr 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490670720
eBook
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Author(s): Audrey Shafer
Product Number EB00156100
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307487889
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Audrey Shafer
Narrator(s): Nick Landrum
Product Number 3B300
Released: May 03, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428146303
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Class Set
Author(s): Audrey Shafer
Narrator(s): Nick Landrum
Product Number 3L300
Released: Oct 10, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428146310
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Audrey Shafer
Product Number 44976
Released: Apr 17, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428146235
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Author(s): Audrey Shafer
Product Number 14851
Released: May 11, 2007
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Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: #9780440421344

Professional reviews

"Vernon Culligan, dead since Chapter One, is the most vivid voice in this story as his orphaned nephew, Gabe, seeks to deal with his uncle's sudden death, the disappearance of his body, and odd supportive notes from him that keep appearing in the mailbox. Vernon, a reclusive Vietnam vet, has left a bequest of cranky homespun sayings that guide Gabe through his early days in sixth grade and his housework on the isolated farm where he lives. Nick Landrum imbues Gabe, his classmates, teachers, and other adults with individuality and character, especially the sharp-voiced sheriff who tries to sort out the uncle's death. Landrum's matter-of-fact narration through Gabe's eyes makes the boy's fate the listener's primary concern. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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