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    • Esperanza Rising

    • By: Pam Munoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Trini Alvarado
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 860
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 862

    Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl in Aguascalientes, Mexico could want. But a sudden tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. Pam Munoz Ryan eloquently portrays the Mexican workers' plight in this abundant and passionate novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GET THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW

    • By Laura on 04-14-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Echo

    • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, Andrews MacLeod, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828

    Audie Award, Middle Grade, 2016. Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each become sinterwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives, binding them by an invisible thread of destiny. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best audio productions I have heard

    • By tru britty on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Esperanza renace

    • Esperanza Rising, Spanish Version
    • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Ruth Livier
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como su mamá. Pero una tragedia inesperada destruye ese sueño, obligando a Esperanza y a su madre a escapar a California dónde tendrán que trabajar en una finca junto a otros mexicanos. Allí tendrá que olvidar su pasado y enfrentarse a las nuevas realidades de su vida: trabajo duro, aceptación y dificultades económicas. Esperanza descubrirá que la verdadera riqueza está en la familia y la comunidad.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • heartwarming, engaging, and educational

    • By Andrea on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $14.69

    • Becoming Naomi Leon

    • By: Pam Munoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Annie Kozuch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    I always thought that the biggest trial in my life was my name, Naomi Guadalupe Zamora Outlaw, but little did I know that it was the least of my problems, or that someday I would live up to it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My class LOVES this book!

    • By Terri on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Riding Freedom

    • By: Pam Munoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Hughes Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Charlotte Parkhurst was raised in the mid-1800s and was expected to live her life without the freedoms she dreamed of. But Charlotte was smart and determined, and she figured out a way to live her life the way she wanted; Charlotte became an expert horse rider, a legendary stagecoach driver, and the first woman ever to vote - at a time when such things were outlawed for women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow I love this book

    • By Jenny L. Rennie on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Paint the Wind

    • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    A puzzling photograph, a box filled with faded toy horses, and a single fractured memory are all that Maya has left of her mother. In Grandmother's house in California, she lives like a captive, tethered by Grandmother's rules: no talk of her mother, no friends, no foolishness of any kind...until a shocking event changes everything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For horse lovers

    • By Rob on 03-19-08

    Regular price: $13.95

    • The Dreamer

    • By: Pam Munoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Tony Chiroldes
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Neftalí’s father wants him to be a doctor. But Neftalí is not like other children. How he reconciles his own dreams with his father’s is at the heart of this profoundly moving story of the life of poet Pablo Neruda.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was inspirational and it helps us understand that no matter what people says we are capable of anything

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Tony Baloney

    • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tony Baloney is a rambunctious macaroni penguin with a tremendous imagination. The middle child in his family, Tony always has to take orders from his big sister and watch out for his younger siblings. But with his trusty stuffed friend Dandelion around, Tony is sure that he won’t get ignored in his family - even if it means getting into a little bit of trouble first.

    Regular price: $1.88

    • Children's Books: Feeding Imaginations (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 1071
    • By: Mr. David Shannon, Ms. Pam Munoz Ryan, Mr. Kadir Nelson
    • Narrated by: Ms. Sonja Bolle
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Pam Muñoz Ryan’s The Dreamer

    • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The award-winning author of Esperanza Rising talks about her stunning new book, a fictional biography of Pablo Neruda's younger years that combines elements of magical realism with poetry, history and literary fiction. This inspirational book beautifully depicts how the awkward, shy, imaginative Chilean schoolboy Neftali Reyes, mesmerized by the natural world, became the world-renowned poet Pablo Neruda. Rita Wolf will perform an excerpt from the novel.

    Regular price: $4.87