Water Street by Patricia Reilly Giff audiobook

Water Street

By Patricia Reilly Giff
Read by Coleen Marlo

Listening Library 9780385900973
3.62 Hours Unabridged
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Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory, to help her sister Annie find love, and to convince her brother, Hughie, to stop fighting for money with his street gang. And of course, she wishes that a girl would move into the empty apartment upstairs so that she can have a new friend close by. But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas who writes about his life in his journal--his father who spends each night at the Tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas, who has a secret that only Bird suspects, and who turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have.

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Summary

Summary

Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory, to help her sister Annie find love, and to convince her brother, Hughie, to stop fighting for money with his street gang. And of course, she wishes that a girl would move into the empty apartment upstairs so that she can have a new friend close by. But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas who writes about his life in his journal--his father who spends each night at the Tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas, who has a secret that only Bird suspects, and who turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Giff masterfully integrates the historical material and presents a vivid picture of the immigrant struggle in the 1870s. School Library Journal
Giff makes Bird’s Brooklyn so real you could touch it. The Horn Book
A poignant immigration story of friendship, work, and the meaning of home. Booklist, Starred
Historical fiction at its best. Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia Reilly Giff

Author Bio: Patricia Reilly Giff

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Newbery Honor books Lily’s Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods. She lives in Trumbull, Connecticut.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.62
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English