The House That Wasn't There by Elana K. Arnold audiobook

The House That Wasn't There

By Elana K. Arnold
Read by Ramón de Ocampo

HarperCollins, Walden Pond Press 9780062937063

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799952381

  • ISBN: 9781799952374

  • ISBN: 9781799952398

Runtime: 6.51 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for Youth 8 to 12

"In this luminous story full of mystery and magic, Elana K. Arnold weaves a shimmering tapestry about the lovely and surprising ways we’re connected to each other. Heart-healing, hopeful, and wonderfully inventive, this beautiful novel by a master storyteller is not to be missed." —Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan

Alder has always lived in his cozy little house in Southern California. And for as long as he can remember, the old, reliable, comforting walnut tree has stood between his house and the one next door. That is, until a new family—with a particularly annoying girl his age—moves into the neighboring house and, without warning, cuts it down.

Oak doesn’t understand why her family had to move to Southern California. She has to attend a new school, find new friends, and live in a new house that isn’t even ready—her mother had to cut down a tree on their property line in order to make room for a second floor. And now a strange boy next door won’t stop staring at her, like she did something wrong moving here in the first place.

As Oak and Alder start school together, they can’t imagine ever becoming friends. But the two of them soon discover a series of connections between them—mysterious, possibly even magical puzzles they can’t put together. At least not without each other’s help.

Award-winning author Elana K. Arnold returns with an unforgettable story of the strange, wondrous threads that run between all of us, whether we know they’re there or not.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this luminous story full of mystery and magic, Elana K. Arnold weaves a shimmering tapestry about the lovely and surprising ways we’re connected to each other.” Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author
“A low-key marvel rich in surprises, small fuzzy creatures, and friendships old and new.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gives a unique twist to familiar situations—feeling lonely, adjusting to new environments, forging new bonds—while inviting readers to open their imaginations to all sorts of wonderful possibilities.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Both children are emotionally awkward and unhappy, and de Ocampo makes their concerns and sensitivities clear in a voice differentiated from his straightforward narration. He makes it just as clear how the two children find commonality in the kittens they adopt from the same litter. This nurtures a friendship that grows as they explore their connections and the mysteries of traveling to another dimension.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Elana K. Arnold

Author Bio: Elana K. Arnold

Elana K. Arnold is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning young-adult novels and children’s books, including the Printz Honor winner Damsel and the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of. Several of her books are Junior Library Guild selections and have appeared on many best book lists, including the Amelia Bloomer Project, a catalog of feminist titles for young readers. She teaches in Hamline University’s MFA program in writing for children and young adults. Visit her online at www.elanakarnold.com.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.51
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English