Gracie's Girl

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.77 hours)
Product Number: Z10706
Released: Nov 04, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490673578
Narrator/s: Stina Nielsen
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Bess Cunningham has never been popular, and she plans to do something about it. She's got a fresh style with plenty of unique clothes, and she's the new stage manager for the musical at her middle school. She couldn't care less about the volunteer work her parents do at a soup kitchen until she meets Grace Jarvis Battle. The kind, elderly woman reminds Bess of her grandmothers except for one significant difference--Grace lives on the street and finds food in dumpsters. Because of Grace, Bess begins to think about her priorities and realizes there are more important things in life than trying to win friends with a few wild outfits. Ellen Wittlinger won a Michael L. Printz Honor for her writing and is praised for her ability to tackle important topics from original perspectives. Narrator Stina Nielsen perfectly captures the confusion so many middle-schoolers face as they desperately try to find their place in the world.


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Gracie's Girl
Product Number: BX00035488
Product Number:C01379
Product Number:Z10706

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger
Narrator(s): Stina Nielsen
Product Number C01379
Released: Apr 28, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470310011
Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger
Product Number EB00562926
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442466845
Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger
Product Number 44023
Released: Oct 14, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419341595

Professional reviews

"When Bess Cunningham starts middle school, she decides that she's going to be noticed and make lots of new friends, so she wears wild clothes and becomes stage manager for the school play. Her plans seem to be working, but everything is threatened when she meets Gracie, a homeless woman who eats at the shelter where her parents volunteer on Sundays. Stina Nielsen perfectly portrays the emotions of early adolescence, interpreting the text, particularly the dialogue, with just the right hint of whining here, embarrassment there, and sure-fire confidence and outrage sprinkled throughout. Paired with Ellen Wittlinger's insightful writing about the pressures and uncertainties of middle school, this is a winning combination. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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