The Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz audiobook

The Creature of the Pines

By Adam Gidwitz
Created by  Jesse Casey , Adam Gidwitz , and Christopher Smith
Read by January LaVoy

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The Unicorn Rescue Society Series: Book 1

2.27 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A New York Times bestseller! INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn! Unicorns are real. (At least we think they are.)   Are you ready to protect the creatures of myth and legend? Then you belong in The Unicorn Rescue Society. HURRY–THE CREATURES NEED YOU!   Elliot Eisner isn't exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher Elliot has ever met. And the only kid who will talk to Elliot, Uchenna Devereaux, isn’t afraid of danger. She likes danger.   Elliot and Uchenna are about to become part of a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world’s mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers.   Join Elliot and Uchenna on their very first quest as members of the Unicorn Rescue Society in this fantasy-adventure series from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2019 Indies Choice Book Award Honor Book for Best Audiobook

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

A New York Times bestseller! INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn! Unicorns are real. (At least we think they are.)   Are you ready to protect the creatures of myth and legend? Then you belong in The Unicorn Rescue Society. HURRY–THE CREATURES NEED YOU!   Elliot Eisner isn't exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher Elliot has ever met. And the only kid who will talk to Elliot, Uchenna Devereaux, isn’t afraid of danger. She likes danger.   Elliot and Uchenna are about to become part of a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world’s mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers.   Join Elliot and Uchenna on their very first quest as members of the Unicorn Rescue Society in this fantasy-adventure series from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An easy, fun hook for readers. The New York Times Book Review
A rollicking tale with engaging characters and an irresistible premise. Booklist
As facts are interwoven and also combined with a multitude of puns, the narrative is informative and lighthearted.... Learning while laughing is the goal, and it is achieved. School Library Journal
A 2019 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award (Middle Reader) Finalist!A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
“Admission into the highly exclusive Unicorn Rescue Society requires pledging allegiance to the existence and protection of all things mythical: unicorn, chupacabra, mermaid—the creatures young children want as pets yet forever feel denied. It’s an easy, fun hook for readers…The rapport between nebbishy Elliot and impulsive Uchenna is already terrific.” New York Times Book Review
“Narrator January LaVoy shows off her many voices while portraying Elliot, the fact-loving new kid at school, and Uchenna, a free spirit with a sense of adventure…LaVoy transitions between characters so seamlessly that it sounds like there’s more than one narrator. The emotions, especially the humor, throughout this well-crafted production create an enjoyable story. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A quick-witted fantasy focused on supposedly imaginary creatures and finding like-minded friends, told from Elliot’s fresh, young perspective. Though Elliot and Uchenna’s burgeoning friendship and cooperation are emphasized, a more subtle lesson about fallibility and recovering from mistakes demonstrates slightly more complex, and necessary, life skills.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Adam Gidwitz

Author Bio: Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. He spent six years researching and writing his Newbery Honor winner The Inquisitor’s Tale, including a year living in Europe, which became a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. . Adam lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. Listen to The Inquisitor’s Tale (an Audie Award finalist narrated by Adam Gidwitz and a full cast, with music by Benjamin Bagby), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to be a Jedi?,and The Basque Dragon by Adam on audio from Listening Library. Find Adam online at adamgidwitz.com or @AdamGidwitz.

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Author Bio: Jesse Casey

Author Bio: Jesse Casey

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Author Bio: Christopher Smith

Author Bio: Christopher Smith

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 2.27
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English