This Would Make a Good Story Someday by Dana Alison Levy audiobook

This Would Make a Good Story Someday

By Dana Alison Levy
Read by Kathleen McInerney

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From the author of The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher comes an epic cross-country train trip for fans of Dan Santat’s Are We There Yet? and Geoff Rodkey’s The Tapper Twins. Pack your suitcase and climb on board with the Johnston-Fischer family. Sara Johnston-Fischer loves her family, of course. But that doesn’t mean she’s thrilled when her summer plans are upended for a surprise cross-country train trip with her two moms, Mimi and Carol; her younger sister, Ladybug; her older sister, Laurel; and Laurel’s poncho-wearing activist boyfriend, Root. And to make matters worse, one of her moms is writing a tell-all book about the trip . . . and that means allllll, every ridiculous and embarrassing moment of Sara’s life. Sara finds herself crisscrossing the country with a gaggle of wild Texans. As they travel from New Orleans to Chicago to the Grand Canyon and beyond, Sara finds herself changing along with the landscape outside the train windows. And she realizes that she just might go home reinvented.

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Summary

Summary

From the author of The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher comes an epic cross-country train trip for fans of Dan Santat’s Are We There Yet? and Geoff Rodkey’s The Tapper Twins. Pack your suitcase and climb on board with the Johnston-Fischer family.

Sara Johnston-Fischer loves her family, of course. But that doesn’t mean she’s thrilled when her summer plans are upended for a surprise cross-country train trip with her two moms, Mimi and Carol; her younger sister, Ladybug; her older sister, Laurel; and Laurel’s poncho-wearing activist boyfriend, Root. And to make matters worse, one of her moms is writing a tell-all book about the trip . . . and that means allllll, every ridiculous and embarrassing moment of Sara’s life.

Sara finds herself crisscrossing the country with a gaggle of wild Texans. As they travel from New Orleans to Chicago to the Grand Canyon and beyond, Sara finds herself changing along with the landscape outside the train windows. And she realizes that she just might go home reinvented.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This story is never preachy; it ranges from laugh-out-loud funny to incredibly moving, and the voices are true. Ignore the title: this is a good story already. Kirkus
Sara has a truly unique tween voice, with her concerns about big-picture issues never diminishing the importance of her need for a new hair look or a burgeoning friendship with a fellow traveler…its engaging main character makes it a truly memorable read. Booklist, starred review
“The story is by turns funny and sad, with a lot of life lessons…Moody tweens will identify with prickly Sara.” School Library Journal
“Narrator Kathleen McInerney’s youthful voice delivers the many emotions of twelve-year-old Sara…McInerney seamlessly delivers the diversity of Sara’s writing, which includes guidebook quotes, ‘fun facts’ related to stops, descriptions of people she meets, and her thoughts on family, particularly her reactions to her sisters—one loud, one opinionated. Happily, there’s humor in the story, and McInerney ensures that Sara’s exasperation sounds understandable, not bratty.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Dana Alison Levy

Author Bio: Dana Alison Levy

Dana Alison Levy was raised by pirates but escaped at a young age and went on to earn a degree in aeronautics and puppetry. Actually, that’s not true—she just likes to make things up. That’s why she always wanted to write books. She was born and raised in New England and studied English literature before going to graduate school for business. While there is value in all learning, had she known she would end up writing for a living, she might not have struggled through all those statistics and finance classes.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 7.60
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English