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All Because of Jackson

Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Mary's little brother, Billy, seems perfectly normal, until one moonlit evening Mary finds him floating above his bed. From then on, whenever the full moon rises, Billy the Bird flies up, up, and away and home again!

In the second story, Jackson is a rabbit with a dream. He spends his days watching the tall sailing ships coming and longs to go to sea, too. So one day Jackson stows away on the Atalanta.

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"King-Smith's fans will enjoy this gentle stepping-stone title and wish they could share the experience." (School Library Journal)

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  • lindeka8
  • Indianapolis, IN United States
  • 01-31-15

Hard to find Sophie Thompson

Would you listen to All Because of Jackson again? Why?

Yes. Good story.

What about Sophie Thompson’s performance did you like?

I love her! My five year old only wants to listen to Mary Poppins read by Sophie Thompson. So when I found these other books read by her as well, I was thrilled.

Any additional comments?

I wish the cover reflected the two books together.

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  • Chris_Signore
  • 06-18-19

Two For One - By Accident

In the version I have, for whatever reason, it seems to include 'Billy the Bird' as well as 'All Because of Jackson' - not really complaining because both stories are by the same author and read by the same storyteller. Both of which are delightful. It's just yet another Audible Error, albeit a lucky one in this case!

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Anyway, this story in particular is a rather sweet, clever tale of how two rabbits became the very first to set paw on Australian soil many years ago. Part imagination, part historic, it's what has made Dick King-Smith "the master of animal adventures" to this day.