- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.; Unabridged 2 Audio Cassette, 2 edition (1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0788703773
- ISBN-13: 978-0788703775
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,327,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Missing May Audio, Cassette – Unabridged, Audiobook
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However, their neighbor and Summer's odd seventh-grade classmate Cletus Underwood, who has collected a suitcase full of newspaper clippings, has a suggestion on how Uncle Ob, whom he has befriended, can find some comfort. What is it? Will it work? And what will happen to Ob? This book, which won the Newbery Medal in 1993, probably because someone thought that it was a good book to explain death and how kids deal with it, is a strange story. Certainly, mourning over the loss of a loved one is something that we've all felt. Of course, Christians learn to handle such situations by turning to the "...God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations..." (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). While there are a few Biblical references scattered here and there, it is plain that Aunt May and Uncle Ob are not very religious. So where do Cletus, Summer, and Ob turn to find help? They set off in search of the Reverend Miriam B.Read more ›
A classmate of Summer's, the eccentric Cletus Underwood, convinces Ob and Summer to embark on a journey to visit a medium he has read about. They agree and begin a trip, several hours by car. Somewhere along the way, they learn to accept the past and embrace the future.
Rylant, who won a Newbery Medal for this book, uses a gentle touch to tell this quiet story. She develops her characters by dropping subtle hints through their words and actions. She also incorporates rich seasonal symbolism. Yet, something about this book just didn't work for me. Perhaps I kept waiting for something to happen, some epiphany that never arrived. Though I could appreciate Rylant's craft, I didn't come away from the book feeling awed, but rather lulled and somewhat disappointed.
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Teacher copy to go with my class set. Purchase own so I can write in mine and keep it. Looks great!Published 1 month ago by librarygirl
This is a wonderful book that I found YEARS ago as a "staff favorite" at a local book store to put in my daughter's Easter basket. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mayors Wife
I love this book. Definitely a worthy award winner! I hope parents & children will read it together.Published 9 months ago by Ariel
After my husband died, this book came to my mind from my days as a 5th grade teacher. I ordered it, read it my self and passed it on to my grandchildren. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Esther C. Ball
Read this with my students. Endearing story about a young girl. Teaches about dealing with life's lessons .Published 10 months ago by Palma M. Hudson
This is the worst book I've ever read it made my daughter cry. Now all the time she asks if I'm going to diePublished 11 months ago by Erica
Cynthia Rylant is always good for the soul. In this luminous portrait of spontaneous generosity born out of small material means, we find joy, loss, renewal, and connection. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Emalie