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by Mass, Wendy, 1967-

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Braddock Carnegie Library CD Book J CD BK F MAS
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  CD Book
Call Number  J CD BK F MAS
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Audio J AUDIO CD MASS
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
Call Number  J AUDIO CD MASS
Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books J FIC MASS (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
New York Times bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, masterminds of classic middle-grade fiction, come together to craft a magical story about the enduring power of friendship.

It's been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy's grandmother in Australia. Now that she's back, Livy has the feeling she's forgotten something really, really important about Gran's house.

It turns out she's right.

Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn't forget Livy, or her promise. He's been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can't remember who-or what-he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it's time to keep that promise.

Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Traveling to her grandmother's drought-stricken, rural Australian community after an absence of five years, Livy remembers little about her previous visit. But when she opens her bedroom's closet door, Bob a short, skinny, green creature in a bedraggled chicken suit looks up at her and says, You're back. Took you long enough. They rebuild their friendship while Livy helps Bob figure out what kind of creature he is (not a zombie, as five-year-old Livy had supposed) and how he can find his way home. She has questions: Why don't adults seem to notice Bob? Why does she forget him when they're apart? Clearly magic plays a part in the story and its climax, bringing reunions, farewells, and rain, rain, rain. The very readable first-person narration alternates between Livy's voice and Bob's, and seen within well-realized settings, these endearing characters and their friendship drive the novel. Stead, whose When You Reach Me (2009) won the Newbery Medal, and Mass, author of the beloved Willow Falls series, combine their considerable talents to create an unusual fantasy with simplicity, immediacy, and wit. Illustrations (not seen) will appear throughout the finished volume.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ten-year-old Livy, who lives in Massachusetts, hasn't visited her Gran Nicholas's house in Australia for five years. When she returns for a visit, Livy is struck by the feeling that something very important is waiting for her. Sure enough, a peek inside her closet reveals "a small zombie wearing a chicken suit," perched atop a dictionary. "You're back. Took you long enough," the creature says to the girl. Once upon a time, it seems, five-year-old Livy discovered this strange being, who goes by the comically understated name of Bob, and the two formed a secret bond. Picking up where they left off, Livy keeps Bob hidden while they hunt for clues about what he is, where he came from, and how to get him home. Authors Mass (the Willow Falls series) and Stead (Goodbye Stranger) team up for this irresistible tale of magic, mystery, and friendship that poses timeless questions about identity and belonging. Ultimately, the answers Livy and Bob seek are waiting in the pages of a cherished book-a tribute to the power of storytelling, which draws readers into the imaginative investigation. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8-12. Authors' agents: (for Stead) Faye Bender, the Book Group; (for Mass) Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown Ltd. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Memory -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Missing children -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Imaginary creatures -- Fiction.
Memory -- Fiction.
Lost children -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Australia -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Australia -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Stead, Rebecca, author.
Hunter, Nora, narrator.
Dircks, Rob, narrator.
Listening Library, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Nora Hunter and Rob Dircks.
Audience Recommended for listeners ages 7 to 10.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 3 audio discs (3 hr., 3 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525631484
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