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The Willoughbys

by Lois Lowry
Arte Johnson

Audiobook
"Shouldn't we be orphans?" one of the Willoughby children suggests one day. The four are, after all, part of an old-fashioned kind of family, and their parents–well, their parents are not all that one would hope for. Recalling literary heroes and heroines such as Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna, and James with his giant peach, the Willoughbys concoct a diabolical plot to turn themselves into worthy and winsome orphans. Little do they know that Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby have already begun to formulate their own thoroughly despicable plan inspired by another favorite bedtime story: the tale of Hansel and Gretel...

Villains, benefactors, no-nonsense nannies, abandoned infants, long-lost heirs, and late-life romance all make their appearance along with the irrepressible Willoughbys as the Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry pays playful homage to classic works of literature in this hilarious and decidedly "old-fashioned" parody.

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Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739364048
  • File size: 84564 KB
  • Release date: April 8, 2008
  • Duration: 02:56:08

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739364048
  • File size: 84564 KB
  • Release date: April 15, 2008
  • Duration: 02:56:08
  • Number of parts: 3


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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.2
Lexile® Measure:790
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:3-6

"Shouldn't we be orphans?" one of the Willoughby children suggests one day. The four are, after all, part of an old-fashioned kind of family, and their parents–well, their parents are not all that one would hope for. Recalling literary heroes and heroines such as Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna, and James with his giant peach, the Willoughbys concoct a diabolical plot to turn themselves into worthy and winsome orphans. Little do they know that Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby have already begun to formulate their own thoroughly despicable plan inspired by another favorite bedtime story: the tale of Hansel and Gretel...

Villains, benefactors, no-nonsense nannies, abandoned infants, long-lost heirs, and late-life romance all make their appearance along with the irrepressible Willoughbys as the Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry pays playful homage to classic works of literature in this hilarious and decidedly "old-fashioned" parody.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Books on Tape
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739364048
    File size: 84564 KB
    Release date: April 8, 2008
    Duration: 02:56:08

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739364048
    File size: 84564 KB
    Release date: April 15, 2008
    Duration: 02:56:08
    Number of parts: 3

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.2
    Lexile® Measure: 790
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 3-6
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