Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an "official juvenile delinquent."
When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Heading south, they're going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.
By turns comic, tragic and touching, this remarkable Newbery Honor work, delightfully performed by LeVar Burton in this unabridged production, will delight listeners young and old as they meet Christopher Paul Curtis, a storyteller of bold ambition and a true and original voice, and his inimitable Watsons.
©1995 Christopher Paul Curtis; (P)1996 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Marvelous...both comic and deeply moving." (The New York Times Book Review)
"An exceptional first novel." (Publishers Weekly)
This would be perfect to listen to on a family road trip or over summer vacation. It is enjoyable for adults and kids love it! I teach 6th through 8th grade. The 6th graders couldn't get enough, yet the older kids appreciated the deeper themes about family.
Great story during a time of southern racism. However the story seems more a story of childhood and shares common themes of all people. Relationships in families and kindness to those less fortunate are what we hope to give our children and next generation of children. Happy my child has this on his reading list this year! I am delighted to be able to share in conversations with him about this story.
This book is amazing I thought it might be a little boring but not at all this has got to be one of my favorite books.I really loved the reader his voice was not to slow but not fast his voice was very calming.I disliked nothing about about this book. I gave this 5 stars because it so fun and interesting to read. I totally recommend you reading this book because I promise you will love!
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