A Long Time Ago Today

Author(s): Sally Warner
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.02 hours)
Product Number: Z10692
Released: Nov 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490673431
Narrator/s: Julie Dretzin
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Dilly's mom, Elspeth Dillon Howell, died when Dilly was just six. She left her daughter an Adirondack farmhouse and a letter for when Dilly was "older." Now that Dilly's old enough, the letter's missing. As Dilly searches for it in the house's many hiding places, she makes a few discoveries about the mom she never really knew. Surprisingly, Elspeth's long ago life looks a lot like Dilly's today.

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All formats/editions

Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Sally Warner
Product Number 43642
Released: Oct 22, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402557354
Text - Hardback
Author(s): Sally Warner
Product Number 14106
Released: Jan 09, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: #9780670036042

Professional reviews

"Twelve-year-old California girl Dilly Howell bears a grudge against her mother for dying six years earlier. Even more strongly, she resents her father's insistence on practically enshrining her mother's memories and traditions. The worst demand is the annual six-week summer trip to her mother's family farm in the Adirondacks. It's entirely unbearable this year because of the discovery of a letter written to Dilly by her mom just before her death. Can't she just be left alone to grow up? Narrator Julie Dretzin is commendably believable as an emotional adolescent. The character's confused frustration and grief are evident but not annoying. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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