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Theodore Boone kid lawyer

by Grisham, John.

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2010
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA PLAY GRI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA PLAY GRI
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Audio JMP3 GRISHAM John Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Audio
 
Call Number  JMP3 GRISHAM John Unabridged
 
 
Northland Public Library Teen Audiobooks YA FIC GRISHAM (DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Teen Audiobooks
 
Call Number  YA FIC GRISHAM (DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER)
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual MP3 JF GRI
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
 
Call Number  MP3 JF GRI
 
 
Summary
A perfect murder A faceless witness A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth... and he's only thirteen years old Meet Theodore Boone In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk-and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much-maybe too much-he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After years of taking on lawyers of the adult persuasion, best-selling writer Grisham turns to a lawyer who's only 13. Well, Theo Boone hasn't taken the bar, but he offers advice to his friends, hangs out at the courthouse, and watches Perry Mason reruns. Things turn serious, however, when a witness to a murder, a young illegal immigrant, comes to Theo with evidence. The trial is in full swing, and it looks like the defendant will walk unless Theo comes forward. But he's promised the young man he will keep his identity confidential. What should he do? Grisham doesn't have the whole writing-for-kids thing down quite yet. His style, a little stiff, sometimes seems as if it's written for an earlier era. In one howler, he introduces Theo's teacher: He always addressed them as men' and for thirteen-year-olds there was no greater compliment. The moral dilemma Grisham poses is interesting, but when Theo (logically) calls in the adults, it loses tension. Problem-solver Theo sometimes seems like a sophisticated Encylopedia Brown, and as with the boy detective, expect to see more of him.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Grisham, a bestseller-list fixture with his legal thrillers, makes his children's book debut with a series opener that lacks thrills. The only child of two attorneys, Theo Boone is an endearing oddball, an eighth-grader who still thinks girls have cooties, but who knows every lawyer, bailiff, and judge in town. There's an underdeveloped subplot about a best friend whose parents are divorcing, but Theo's contacts with peers mainly consist of him playing lawyer-advising one boy to have his parents file for bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure, reassuring another about his brother's drug arrest, and in the main thread, producing an eyewitness to a murder for which the prosecuting attorney, heretofore, had only circumstantial evidence. He's less a real kid than an adult's projection of what an ideal kid might be like-determined to be the "most talented linguist" in his Spanish class and appreciative of the scruffy charms of the local college team's baseball stadium. The book is smoothly written, and there's a mild tutorial on the criminal justice system ("Theo knew that in 65 percent of murder cases the defendant does not testify..."). What there isn't is any excitement. Ages 8-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Theodore Boone series
#1 - Kid lawyer
#2 - The Abduction
#3 - The Accused
#4 - The Activist
#5 - The Fugitive
#6 - The Scandal
#7 - The Accomplice
Subjects Legal stories.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] :Playaway Digital Audio :2010
[Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Thomas, Richard, 1951- narrator.
Penguin Audio (Firm)
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Richard Thomas.
Language English
Notes Previously released by Penguin Audio, p2010.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (5 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781616375867 :
1616375868 :
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