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Summer of the gypsy moths [sound recording] /

by Pennypacker, Sara; Lamia, Jenna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2013]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 5 sound discs (388 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9780804121262 :; 0804121265 :.Subject(s): Children's secrets -- Juvenile fiction | Loss (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction | Great-aunts -- Juvenile fiction | Death -- Juvenile fiction | Cape Cod (Mass.) -- Juvenile fiction | Secrets -- Fiction | Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction | Great aunts -- Fiction | Death -- Fiction | Cape Cod (Mass.) -- Fiction | Children's audiobooksRead by Jenna Lamia.Summary: A foster child named Angel and twelve-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella's great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.
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From Clementine author Sara Pennypacker, this is a poignant middle-grade novel about two foster children who must find a way to work together in order to survive. <br>Eleven-year-old Stella misses her (unreliable) mom, but she loves it at great-aunt Louise s house. Louise lives on Cape Cod, where Stella hopes her mom will someday come and settle down. The only problem? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. The two girls live together but there s no way they ll ever be friends. <br>Then Louise suddenly passes away one morning and Stella and Angel decide not to tell anyone. Now they have to depend on each other for survival. Now they are forced to trust each other with the biggest secret ever. <br>With great empathy and humor, Sara Pennypacker tells the story of two very different girls who unexpectedly become each other s true family."

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Read by Jenna Lamia.

Compact discs.

Duration: 6:28:00.

3-6.

A foster child named Angel and twelve-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella's great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.

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Horn Book Review

Stellas great aunt Louise lives on Cape Cod, where she works tending vacation cottages for her friend George. Stella ends up there one summer when her mother takes off (yet again), as does foster kid Angel. The two girls are oil and water: Stella is obsessed with the "Hints from Heloise" clippings she inherited from her grandmother, while Angel only wants to watch Louises soaps. The two collude, however, when Louise dies of a heart attack. Neither girl has had anything but bad experience with "the authorities," so instead of reporting Louises death, they bury her in the backyard, deceive George into thinking shes laid up with a sprained ankle, and take over the management of the cottages. As preposterous as the various adult responses are to their feints, the plot does run exactly as a childs imagination would in this scenario. How to respond to the phone and the mail, how to order pizza with a credit card number and eat out of the departing vacationers refrigerators, how to make George believe that, post-sprained ankle, Louise is now busy with a gentleman callerthe girls figure it all out. They keep it up for a month, enough time to figure out what constitutes a home, and a family. If Pennypackers plot isnt totally believable, her characters are: Stella and Angel are each equally annoying and endearing, and readers will cheer them on to the fully predictable and satisfying ending. Stella and George are prone to metaphor-laden platitudes, but their tone is consistent with the overall arc of magical-summer-meets-desperate-situation. nina lindsay (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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