Barbara O'Connor
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Barbara O'Connor

Barbara O'Connor is the author of award-winning novels for children, including How to Steal a Dog, The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. Drawing on her South Carolina roots, Barbara's books are known for their strong Southern settings and quirky characters. In addition to six Parents Choice Awards, Barbara's distinctions include School Library Journal Best Books, Kirkus Best Books, Bank Street College Best Books, and ALA Notables. She has had books nominated for children's choice awards in 38 states. Barbara is a popular visiting author at schools and a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. She lives in Asheville, NC.

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    • Wish

    • By: Barbara O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827

    Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wishing Children Everywhere Grow Up WIth These Books

    • By Kate Yonder on 12-30-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • How to Steal a Dog

    • By: Barbara O’Connor
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    After being abandoned by her father, Georgina Hayes is forced to spend much of her time watching her younger brother....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good

    • By l robinson on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Wonderland

    • By: Barbara O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    From Barbara O'Connor, the beloved author of Wish, comes a big-hearted story about the meaning of friendship, the challenges of growing up, and one lovable runaway dog....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

    • By: Barbara O’Connor
    • Narrated by: Noah Galvin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    With her trademark wit and easy charm, Barbara O’Connor spins a fantastic fable of friends, enemies, and superbly slimy bullfrogs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. Lots of fun and surprises.

    • By Lyn on 01-04-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • On the Road to Mr. Mineo's

    • By: Barbara O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina - that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus....

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis

    • By: Barbara O’Connor
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Life in Fayette, South Carolina, is nothing but boring for Popeye. Then an RV crashes in front of his house, depositing Elvis Jewell and his five rowdy siblings on the scene....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming!

    • By K. Hall on 08-21-10

    Regular price: $10.49

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