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Acclaimed author Cynthia Lord received the Newbery Honor for her debut novel Rules, which School Library Journal. called “a lovely, warm read.” In Touch Blue, Lord pens a moving tale about the meaning of home. Tess is heartbroken when she learns the state of Maine is about to shut down her small island’s schoolhouse, forcing her family to move to the mainland. But Tess’ parents have a plan. Increasing the school’s attendance by having families take in foster children just might change the state’s mind. Tess is sure the plan will work, but she makes a wish on some blue seaglass just in case.

©2010 Cynthia Lord (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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“[Readers] will feel an enormous amount of hope as they read Tess and Aaron’s story. It delivers the message that everything happens for a reason, and that sometimes all you need to do is believe.” (School Library Journal)

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  • Ed
  • Saint Augustine, FL, United States
  • 09-26-13

Another great book for listeners of all ages

I'm still batting 1.000 with books I've listened to with my daughter. This book, from the Sunshine State Readers' List for 2013-14, is another gem. It's funny, keeps you interested, teaches life lessons and makes you wonder where all the great books were when you were a kid. My only complaint is the rather deliberate narration. Even my 10-year-old daughter urged the narrator to pick things up a bit. The audible book, accompanied by the paper or Kindle version, help with developing young reader skills, in my opinion. There seems to be synergy at work. Recommend that you and your child give this one a listen.

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very satisfied with the story glad I found it. I

I found the story well written.I enjoy beachy environments the story line put me exactly in that type of setting that I enjoy so very much... great read!!!

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Cute story

Would you listen to Touch Blue again? Why?

My daughter had to read it for class. It was a cute book. A little cheesy, but defiantly better on audible than just reading it. We did both.

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

No, it wasn't that gripping of a story.

Any additional comments?

A light fun story for kids.

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