Guys Read: Heroes & Villains by Jon Scieszka audiobook

Guys Read: Heroes & Villains

Edited by  Jon Scieszka
Stories by Laurie Halse Anderson , Christopher Healy , Lemony Snicket , and others
Read by Michael Curran-Dorsano , David DeSantos , Lucien Dodge , and J. D. Cullum

Walden Pond Press 9780062385611

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538411933

  • ISBN: 9781538411940

  • ISBN: 9781538411957

Runtime: 5.46 Hours
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Heroes & Villains, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters—with and without capes.

Featuring ten all-new, original stories that run the gamut from fantasy to contemporary adventure to nonfiction, and featuring eleven of the most acclaimed, exciting writers for kids working today, this collection is the perfect book for you, whether you use your powers for good—or evil.

Authors include Laurie Halse Anderson, Cathy Camper and Raúl Gonzalez, Sharon Creech, Jack Gantos, Christopher Healy, Deborah Hopkinson, Ingrid Law, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Lemony Snicket, and Eugene Yelchin.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This seventh volume of Scieszka’s Guys Read series has a robust bunch of heavy-hitting authors, a diverse group of voices narrating, and stories with a little something for everyone. These pieces have a great mix of humor and heart, and the narrators work to bring out hope, mischief, and mystery to keep listeners wanting more. These pieces are vastly different stylistically, but they work beautifully as a collection, and the use of multiple narrators with varying styles and characterizations highlights the strengths of each piece while providing lively and engaging adventures for listeners. A quality listen for all ages and genders, ideal for fans of short stories and unique characters.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jon Scieszka

Author Bio: Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales; Math Curse; and the Frank Einstein series. He founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. He is a former elementary school teacher.

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Author Bio: Deborah Hopkinson

Author Bio: Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson has written many award-winning author books for children, including Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig. Her picture books include Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, named an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Her historical fiction includes The Great Trouble, A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and A Boy Called Eel, which has been featured on more than a dozen state award lists and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

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Author Bio: Eugene Yelchin

Author Bio: Eugene Yelchin

Eugene Yelchin is the author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor book Breaking Stalin’s Nose. Born and educated in Russia, he left the former Soviet Union when he was twenty-seven years old. He has also illustrated several books for children, including Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? and Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. He lives in California with his wife and children.

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Author Bio: Lemony Snicket

Author Bio: Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler has written numerous books for grown-ups under his own name and a series of books for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. He was dumped at least three times in high school.

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Author Bio: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Author Bio: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpré Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. She lives near San Diego.

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Author Bio: Ingrid Law

Author Bio: Ingrid Law

Ingrid Law is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels for young readers, Savvy,Scumble and Switch. Ingrid’s books have been placed on more than thirty state reading lists, and have earned accolades from Publishers Weekly, Oprah’s reading list, the Todayshow’s Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids, and the Smithsonian. Savvy was named a Newbery Honor Book in 2009. Ingrid is a huge fan of words and stories, of small towns and big ideas. She lives in Colorado, where she writes full-time.

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Author Bio: Laurie Halse Anderson

Author Bio: Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author, writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous American Library Association and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also made the Carnegie Medal shortlist in the United Kingdom. She lives in northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. She and her husband, Scot, plus their menagerie of critters, enjoy country living and time in the woods. When not writing or hanging out with her family, you can find her training for marathons or trying to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard.

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Author Bio: Raúl Gonzalez

Author Bio: Raúl  Gonzalez

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Author Bio: Cathy Camper

Author Bio: Cathy  Camper

Cathy Camper is an artist, librarian, and the author of the Low Riders in Space series for children. Her work has been published in Cricket, Wired, and Giant Robot magazines. She was a participant in the VONA writers workshop in Berkeley, CA for writers of color, and was a board member on the Arab American Literary Journal Mizna.

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Author Bio: Sharon Creech

Author Bio: Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech has written more than twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the United States and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler. Before beginning her writing career, she taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine.

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Author Bio: Christopher Healy

Author Bio: Christopher Healy

Christopher Healy is the author of The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. He also works as a reviewer of children’s media. He lives with his family in New Jersey. 

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Author Bio: Jack Gantos

Author Bio: Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos has written books for people of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. His works include Hole in My Life, a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award finalist, and Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book. He developed the master’s degree program in children’s book writing at Emerson College and the Vermont College MFA program for children’s book writers. He now devotes his time to writing books and educational speaking. He lives with his family in Boston.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 5.46
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English