Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100117527
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478941705
Narrator/s: Caitlin Kelly
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kim Fitzgerald-Trout took to driving with ease-as most children would if their parents would ever let them try. She had to. After all, she and her siblings live in a car. Meet the Fitzgerald-Trouts, a band of four loosely related children living together in a lush tropical island. They take care of themselves. They sleep in their car, bathe in the ocean, eat fish they catch and fruit they pick, and can drive anywhere they need to go-to the school, the laundromat, or the drive-in. If they put their minds to it, the Fitzgerald-Trouts can do anything. Even, they hope, find a real home. Award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding's exciting middle grade debut establishes a marvelous place where children fend for themselves, and adults only seem to ruin everything.

Author(s): Esta Spalding
Original Publish Date: May 10, 2016

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Author(s): Esta Spalding
Product Number EB00622644
Released: May 10, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316298568

Professional reviews

"Four loosely related kids share different combinations of absent mothers and fathers as they quite capably raise themselves on the beach of a desert island. Narrator Caitlin Kelly enthusiastically recounts their adventures and misadventures as they try to find a house to replace the too small car they've been living in. Kim, Kimo, Peppa, and Toby each are given unique voices that mirror their personalities. Kelly's delivery is full of energy and expert pacing, adding nuance to the humor and giving the listener plenty of reasons to cheer for these quick-witted, resilient kids. The PDF file of map and illustrations enhances the listening experience, letting listeners enter the world of the amazing Fitzgerald-Trout family. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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