All He Knew by Helen Frost audiobook

All He Knew

By Helen Frost
Read by Michael Crouch

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9780374312992

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781980095002

  • ISBN: 9781665001465

Runtime: 4.15 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A novel in verse about a young deaf boy during World War II, the sister who loves him, and the conscientious objector who helps him. Inspired by true events. Henry has been deaf from an early agehe is intelligent and aware of langauge, but by age six, he has decided it's not safe to speak to strangers. When the time comes for him to start school, he is labeled "unteachable." Becasue his family has very little money, his parents and older sister, Molly, feel powerless to help him. Henry is sent to Riverview, a bleak institution where he is misunderstood, underestimated, and harshly treated. Victor, a conscientious objector to World War II, is part of a Civilian Public Service program offered as an alternative to the draft. In 1942, he arrives at Riverview to serve as an attendant and quickly sees that Henry is far from unteachablehe is brave, clever, and sometimes mischievous. In Victor's care, Henry begins to see how things can change for the better. Heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful, Helen Frost's All He Knew is inspired by true events and provides sharp insight into a little-known element of history.

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Author Bio: Helen Frost

Author Bio: Helen Frost

Helen Frost was born in Brookings, South Dakota, and grew up in a family of ten children. She taught elementary school in Vermont, Scotland, and Alaska before becoming a full-time writer. Her novels, poetry, and picture books have won numerous honors and awards, including a Michael L. Printz honor for Keesha’s House. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where her yard is a “monarch way station” with hundreds of milkweed plants and nectar flowers that she has planted especially for monarch butterflies.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.15
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English