Tell Me by Joan Bauer audiobook

Tell Me

By Joan Bauer
Read by Cassandra Morris

Listening Library, Listening Library (Audio) 9780451470331
5.01 Hours 1
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The unofficial town motto is "Nothing bad ever happens in Rosemont" where  twelve-year-old Anna has come to stay with her grandmother, Mim, hoping to forget her worries about her parents' troubled marriage.  She'll be busy with the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration with floats and bands that requires weeks of preparations. But before long, Anna finds herself involved in a very big problem. When she observes a girl her own age who seems to be being held against her will, Anna can't forget the girl's frightened eyes and she is determined to investigate. "When you see something, say something" she's been told—but what good does it do to speak if no one will listen? Luckily, a take-charge girl like Anna is not going to give up. Told with Joan Bauer's trademark mixture of humor and heart, Tell Me will enthrall her many fans and win her new ones.

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Summary

Summary

The unofficial town motto is "Nothing bad ever happens in Rosemont" where  twelve-year-old Anna has come to stay with her grandmother, Mim, hoping to forget her worries about her parents' troubled marriage.  She'll be busy with the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration with floats and bands that requires weeks of preparations.

But before long, Anna finds herself involved in a very big problem. When she observes a girl her own age who seems to be being held against her will, Anna can't forget the girl's frightened eyes and she is determined to investigate. "When you see something, say something" she's been told—but what good does it do to speak if no one will listen? Luckily, a take-charge girl like Anna is not going to give up.

Told with Joan Bauer's trademark mixture of humor and heart, Tell Me will enthrall her many fans and win her new ones.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Anna McConnell, a budding actress about to enter eighth grade, proves that one person can make a difference, in this novel filled with comedy and drama…Bauer skillfully weaves subplots together as Rosemont citizens (and Anna’s parents) rise to the challenge of solving the mystery. Anna emerges as a quick-thinking director and a creative actress, assigning roles to volunteers and orchestrating a happy ending for at least one unhappy child.” Publishers Weekly
“Bauer establishes a multifaceted plot combining crime drama with a modern coming-of-age story. Anna’s voice rings clear through first-person narration, allowing readers to sing, cry, and smell the flowers along with the protagonist. Short chapters and smart dialogue keep the pace moving. Ultimately, Bauer twists the widespread divorce issue into a lesson on empathy, inviting readers to keep their minds and eyes alert to worlds other than their own.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Joan Bauer

Author Bio: Joan Bauer

Joan Bauer is the author of a dozen novels for young readers, among them the Newbery Honor Book Hope Was Here and the Los Angeles Times Prize winner Rules of the Road. She has also twice received the Christopher Award, as well as the Schneider Family Book Award and the Golden Kite Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.01
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English