With her trademark wit and easy charm, Barbara O’Connor spins a fantastic fable of friends, enemies, and superbly slimy bullfrogs. An amazing secret has tumbled off a freight train into Carter, Georgia, and Owen Jester is the only person who knows about it. If he can simply manage to evade his grandfather’s snappish housekeeper and keep his nosy neighbor, Viola, at bay, he just might be in for the summer of a lifetime.
©2010 Barbara O’Connor (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
“O’Connor has spun a lovely read that perfectly captures the schemes and plans of school-age kids in the long days of summer.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 11-year-old daughter.
Spending a lot of time listening to the Sunshine State Books (2012-13) of which this is one. Those folks who picked the 15 books did an outstanding job as I have yet to hear one that wasn't worth the effort. And listening to these kid's books provides a healthy alternative to the mystery/thrillers that take up most of my listening time. It's worth the time to find out what Owen Jester's fantastic secret is.
This is a really fun and engaging story and is very well written.
When the children get the
A grew up in the south, and the voices and speech were right on.
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