The Eyes of the Amaryllis by Natalie Babbitt audiobook

The Eyes of the Amaryllis

By Natalie Babbitt
Read by Alyssa Bresnahan

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780374322410
3.32 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470354190

Many years ago, Jenny's grandfather had been captain of the brig Amaryllis, sunk at sea during a terrible storm. Gram and Jenny's father had stood on a bluff overlooking the sea, and watched in silent horror as the handsome ship was swallowed by merciless, churning waters. After that, Jenny's father couldn't get away from the sea fast enough. But Gram had stayed behind. Every night since the storm-for 30 years-Gram has combed the beach for a sign from her dead husband. Now, her ankle sprained, she needs Jenny to search for her. Every evening the two of them wander down to the shore and Jenny scans the sand for her grandmother. But there is someone else searching the beach besides Gram and Jenny, a dark figure who glides past them with little more than a nod and a muttered "good evening." Gram says his name is Seward, but she is strangely silent about him. What dangerous game has the three of them in its grasp?

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Summary

Summary

Many years ago, Jenny's grandfather had been captain of the brig Amaryllis, sunk at sea during a terrible storm. Gram and Jenny's father had stood on a bluff overlooking the sea, and watched in silent horror as the handsome ship was swallowed by merciless, churning waters. After that, Jenny's father couldn't get away from the sea fast enough. But Gram had stayed behind. Every night since the storm-for 30 years-Gram has combed the beach for a sign from her dead husband. Now, her ankle sprained, she needs Jenny to search for her. Every evening the two of them wander down to the shore and Jenny scans the sand for her grandmother. But there is someone else searching the beach besides Gram and Jenny, a dark figure who glides past them with little more than a nod and a muttered "good evening." Gram says his name is Seward, but she is strangely silent about him. What dangerous game has the three of them in its grasp?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The plot is simple but so well written and carefully constructed that its familiar elements—an estranged mother and son, an undying love—undergo a sea-change, too. And, for all its apparent simplicity, the images evoked are deep and complex.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Babbitt wastes nary a word, deftly carving characters and events into a gripping tale, successfully using the sea both as an impelling atmospheric force and as an effective protagonist.” Booklist
“Mrs. Babbitt paints late 19th century domestic and aquatic scenes with enormous sensitivity and uses language masterfully to achieve action and imagery. The characters of the widow and her granddaughter are superbly drawn…The romance and symbolism will appeal strongly to adolescent girls.” Poughkeepsie Journal

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Author Bio: Natalie Babbitt

Author Bio: Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt, who started as an illustrator, is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for the children’s books she has written.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 3.32
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English