My Father's Words by Patricia MacLachlan audiobook

My Father's Words

By Patricia MacLachlan
Read by Imani Parks

Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins 9780062687692

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982553685

  • ISBN: 9781982553678

  • ISBN: 9781982553692

Runtime: 1.52 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Patricia MacLachlan, beloved author of the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall, has crafted another lyrical and touching novel for young readers about finding hope after the loss of a loved one.

Declan O’Brien always had a gentle word to share, odd phrases he liked to repeat, and songs to sing while he played basketball. His favorite song was "Dona Nobis Pacem," “Grant Us Peace.” His family loved him deeply and always knew they were loved in return.

But a terrible accident one day changes their lives forever, and Fiona and Finn O’Brien are left without a father. Their mother is at a loss. What words are there to guide them through such overwhelming grief?

At the suggestion of their friend Luke, Fiona and Finn volunteer at an animal rescue shelter, where they meet two sweet dogs who are in need of comfort, too. Perhaps with time, patience, and their father’s gentle words in their hearts, hope will spark once more.

* Junior Library Guild Selection * Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2019 (9-12) *

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Testifies to the resilience of life. Deeply moving and uplifting in unexpected ways.” Booklist (starred review)
“Taut and resonant…MacLachlan masterfully mingles core themes in this slim volume: the power of words and song, memories and family, the mutually redemptive human-canine bond, and ‘the eternal fitness of things.’” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Simple words make a flawless story about resilience, hope, healing, and the eternal fitness of things.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] gently flowing story. This heartwarming title from an acclaimed author is a solid choice for school and public libraries seeking new bibliotherapy titles for children on loss and grief.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia MacLachlan

Author Bio: Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.52
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English