The great unexpected

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From Newbery Medal winner and bestselling author Sharon Creech comes a grand, sweeping yarn that is a celebration of the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness. With a starred review from Kirkus Reviews calling it an "enchanting tale to treasure," The Great Unexpected captures the heart and the imagination.

Humorous and heartfelt, this is a story of pairs--of young Naomi and Lizzie, both orphans in present-day Blackbird Tree, USA, and of Sybil and Nula, grown-up sisters from faraway Rook's Orchard, Ireland, who have become estranged.

Young Naomi Deane is brimming with curiosity and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. She knows all the peculiar people in town--like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. Just like that. A strangely charming Finn boy. And then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed--three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy--and soon Naomi and Lizzie find their lives changed forever.

As two worlds are woven together, Creech reveals that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all.

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9780061892325
9781470339043
9781470320058
9780061892332
9780062190130
9780061892349
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MG
Level 4.3, 6 Points
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720L
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Grouping Title great unexpected
Grouping Author creech sharon
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-12 23:00:03PM
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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Ireland -- Fiction, Ireland -- Juvenile fiction, Mystery and detective stories, Mystery fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
title_display The great unexpected
title_full The Great Unexpected, The great unexpected / Sharon Creech, The great unexpected [playaway] / Sharon Creech, The great unexpected [sound recording] / by Sharon Creech
title_short The great unexpected
title_sub
topic_facet Children's audiobooks, Fantasy, Identity, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Mystery and detective stories, Orphans, Sisters