My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian audiobook

My Life as a Book

By Janet Tashjian
Read by Trevor Goble

Macmillan Young Listeners 9780805089035

The My Life Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250755216

  • ISBN: 9781250755216

Runtime: 2.42 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Among longlisted titles for Maine Student Book Award Master List, 2011

Among longlisted titles for CT Nutmeg Children's Book A ML, 2013

Among longlisted titles for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, 2012

Among longlisted titles for Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, 2011

Among longlisted titles for Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, 2011

Janet and Jake Tashjian’s award-winning My Life series, praised by Kirkus Reviews as “a kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun”, follows the coming-of-age misadventures of middle-grader Derek Fallon in school and through his attempts to follow his bliss.

My Life as a Book is the one that started it all...

Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations.

But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been labeled a "reluctant reader," his mom has pushed him to read "real" books--something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes.

As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls.

My Life as a Book is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot. Starred, Kirkus Reviews
My Life as a Book is a fabulous, fast-paced choice for reluctant and avid readers alike. BookPage
Cartoon drawings by the author's teenaged son decorate the margins and not only re-create Derek's illustrated vocabulary lists but also reduce the amount of text on each page, making the book more approachable for kids like Derek. Derek tells readers, "If my life were a book, I'd have my own cool adventures." It is, and he does. Horn Book
[The] illustrations, drawn by Tashjian's 14-year-old son, Jake, are quite clever. Publishers Weekly
Sure to engage fans of Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books (Abrams) as well as those looking for a spunky, contemporary boy with a mystery to solve. School Library Journal
“This book is visually appealing to reluctant readers and shows that all kinds of stories can surprise us. Chicago Tribune
Janet Tashjian, known for her young adult books, offers a novel that's part Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007), part intriguing mystery; yet the best element here is really the first-person voice, which captures so completely the pushes and pulls in the life of someone with learning disabilities . . . . Give this to kids who think they don't like reading. It might change their minds. Starred, Booklist
Amusing stick figures accompany Derek's narration, dutifully following his teacher's suggestion of animating any difficult vocabulary word. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Give this to kids who think they don’t like reading. It might change their minds.” Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Janet Tashjian

Author Bio: Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian is the author of several novels, including Fault Line, as well as The Gospel According to Larry, which was named a Best Book for Young Adults, a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age, and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book. She lives outside of Boston with her family.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.42
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English