Rules

CD - unabridged
Kit (4 discs)
Product Number: 3C912
Released: May 15, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428152144
Narrator/s: Jessica Almasy
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Rules, Cynthia Lord's Newbery and ALA Award-winning debut novel, is a tender look at the frustration, struggle, devotion, and hope experienced by families with autistic children. Catherine, a 12-year-old girl with big responsibilities, loves her autistic younger brother David and makes lists of rules she thinks will help him get by. But she often feels that her parents, focused on special care for David, forget that she exists, too. "... this sensitive story is about being different, feeling different, and finding acceptance."-School Library Journal

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Author(s): Cynthia Lord

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CD
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Author(s): Cynthia Lord
Narrator(s): Jessica Almasy
Product Number C4154
Released: Apr 17, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428152113
eAudio
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Author(s): Cynthia Lord
Narrator(s): Jessica Almasy
Product Number Z01211
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456100759
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Cynthia Lord
Narrator(s): Jessica Almasy
Product Number 3B361
Released: May 03, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428152120
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Class Set
Author(s): Cynthia Lord
Narrator(s): Jessica Almasy
Product Number 3L361
Released: Nov 09, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428152137
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Cynthia Lord
Product Number 45041
Released: Jun 17, 2011
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ISBN: #9781428152052
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Cynthia Lord
Product Number 14873
Released: Apr 27, 2007
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ISBN: #9780439443821

Professional reviews

"RULES is a timely story of three special children--one autistic, one physically challenged, and one who is coping with both. Jessica Almasy easily steps up to the task and slips from character to character with ease. Catherine, the protagonist, sister to autistic David, is done especially well. Her stream-of-consciousness thoughts are resonant, and listeners can effortlessly embrace her struggles. Adult voices are clearly differentiated from the preteens', allowing keen visualization of Catherine's struggle to separate herself from her parents' expectations. Her friendship with a physically challenged boy compounds her dilemma of what she believes is socially acceptable versus what she knows in her heart is true. Almasy truly does justice to this lovely Newbery honor novel. D.L.M. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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