The Warden's Daughter by Jerry Spinelli audiobook

The Warden's Daughter

By Jerry Spinelli
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

Listening Library (Audio) 9780375831997

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781524721091

  • ISBN: 9781524721091

Runtime: 7.01 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2017

From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl) comes the "moving and memorable" (Kirkus Reviews, starred) story of a girl searching for happiness inside the walls of a prison.
 
Cammie O'Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison--not as a prisoner, she's the warden's daughter. She spends the mornings hanging out with shoplifters and reformed arsonists in the women's excercise yard, which gives Cammie a certain cache with her school friends. 

But even though Cammie's free to leave the prison, she's still stuck. And sad, and really mad. Her mother died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. You wouldn't think you could miss something you never had, but on the eve of her thirteenth birthday, the thing Cammie most wants is a mom. A prison might not be the best place to search for a mother, but Cammie is determined and she's willing to work with what she's got.
 
"Jerry Spinelli again proves why he's the king of storytellers" (Shelf Awarenss, starred) in this tale of a girl who learns that heroes can come in surprising disguises, and that even if we don't always get what we want, sometimes we really do get what we need.
 
"This book is never boring and never predictable. Fame, good and bad fortune, friendship and mental illness all make their way into [Cammie's] narrative."—The New York Times Book Review

Praise for the works of Jerry Spinelli:
 
“Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times
 
“It's almost unreal how much the children's book still resonates.” —Bustle.com on Maniac Magee

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This is a story about facing hard truths and growing up. Readers will love the details of having a prison compound for a home and adore the many secondary characters who help keep Cammie’s head above water during her desperate search for happiness. Booklist
Spinelli’s gift for humorous chaos and his trademark magic realism touches are showcased here, and it is exhilarating to read about kids with so much urban freedom. The Horn Book
Character development and realistic dialogue shine in this emotional historical fiction title. Spinelli’s characters are achingly real. School Library Journal
Jerry Spinelli again proves why he's the king of storytellers. Shelf Awareness, starred review
The prison community is a powerful backdrop for Cammie’s turbulent coming of age, populated with messy lives that brighten in Cammie’s presence but that have their own demons to tame. Bulletin, starred review
It's a tapestry of grief and redemption, woven by a master storyteller who never loses his focus on Cammie's personal journey but connects it to Eloda's in a powerful twist. Moving and memorable. Kirkus, starred review
Spinelli again shows his mastery at evoking a particular time and place while delving into the heart of a troubled adolescent... Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Narrator Carrington MacDuffie portrays twelve-year-old Cammie…[and] perfectly captures the grief and anger Cammie feels after her mother’s death…MacDuffie portrays Eloda in a stern yet compassionate voice that reflects her nurturing but distant nature. Listeners will be captivated with the story’s historical details, including depictions of the TV show American Bandstand and the intricacies of the prison life, as well as the overarching story of Cammie as she comes to understand herself.” AudioFile
“This book is never boring and never predictable. Fame, good and bad fortune, friendship, and mental illness all make their way into [Cammie’s] narrative.” New York Times Book Review

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jerry Spinelli

Author Bio: Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli discovered his calling in 1957 when his high school football team won a big game. The town celebrated and his fellow students raced through the streets, but Jerry sneaked back home and marked the occasion in his own way. He wrote a poem. Later the town newspaper published it. He has been a writer ever since. Married to Eileen Spinelli, who is also a writer, Jerry was for many years an editor for the Chilton Company. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. His immensely popular books include Space Station Seventh Grade, Jason and Marceline, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, and Maniac Magee, which has won more than fifteen state children’s book awards in addition to the Newbery Medal.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.01
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English