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Rebecca

Clearwater, FL, United States

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  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By E. L. Konigsburg
    • Narrated By Jill Clayburgh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (126)

    When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.

    Bonny says: "How to be different on the inside, where it counts"
    "Studying to be a teacher"
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    What made the experience of listening to From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler the most enjoyable?

    It was a fun adventure for kids. From a teachers perspective I appreciate how the author sprinkles a variety of educational content (from math, english/grammar to social studies and art) throughout the story. This way the book can be used as a read aloud and then referred to throughout the day when teaching other subjects.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were so many great parts, so it is hard to pick just one. I guess, Saturday night when Jaimie was stuck hiding in the bathroom because the workers were there moving the statue. He was worried that Claudia wouldn't know not to leave the bathroom so he thought if he just thought "Stay Put!" really hard that maybe he could think to message directly to her. You will have to read or listen to the book if you want to find out if they got caught or not.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I liked how the children's perspective of each other changed from self-serving to team work. I also like how thier relationship with Mrs. Frankweiler turned out.


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  • Out of the Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Karen Hesse
    • Narrated By Marika Mashburn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    Billie Jo has a great deal to forgive: her father for causing the accident that killed her mother; her mother for leaving when Billie Jo needed her most; and herself for being the cause of her own sorrow. Daddy's too wrung out to help her, and there's no one else to care. So at 14, Billie Jo must heal herself - even if it means tearing up her roots and leaving behind everything she's ever known.

    Amber says: "slow but effective narration"
    "Excellent story! Fast read!"
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    Would you listen to Out of the Dust again? Why?

    Absolutely! I have already recommended it to a friend. I am studying to be an elementary teacher and I had to read some Newbery Award/ or honor books for my elementary literature class. I wasn't real excited about reading "Out of the Dust", as I thought it would be dry as dust. Boy was I wrong! This is an excellent story! Very realistic! It dives into some deep feelings, so I would probably use this for older elementary or middle school children. It is written in a poetic format, but comes across as though it was a series of journal recordings that take you through about 1 1/2 years of this girls life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Louise. I liked how she gently made her entrance into the family with great sensitivity.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I listened to it in one sitting, the recording was under 3 hours. I guess I could have spread it out over several sittings. As a teacher, I might be fun to read a little bit each day to the class and spread it over a week or two. Maybe use it when you are trying to focus on journaling. This way you can show the class how journaling can turn into a wonderful story.


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