- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 4 hours and 19 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Lissa Johnston
- Audible.com Release Date: August 31, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01L7PPCCW
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The Dala Horse Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
The family is Norwegian and the author gives a lot of interesting history based from the view of a Norwegian population still finding their way in a new country. The book is filled with speech and phrases from this perspective giving a unique feel to the story.
It’s interesting to see the story play out, witness Kaya growing through her adventure and wonder what is the whole truth. In the end not everything is answered leaving just enough mystery that you want to read more. (Where is Frank?)
A great read for a middle-grader up.
[spoiler alert] This book is about how Kaya finds out her mother was having an adulterous affair. Personally, I wouldn't want my eight year old reading this. But it was delicately handled, gently revealed, and the book leaves several openings for a series to follow. I hope that happens. And perhaps her young age was required for the series to continue.
I absolutely loved reading this story and with the way Lissa crafted it, I would not be surprised if other readers experience the same nostalgic stroll back down childhood memory lane that I did. The author even leaves you asking a major question... (but I won't spoil it for you; you'll have to read the book yourself).
This story is in my opinion, perfect in length and is a great read for any age; I can't wait to read her next release!
Kaya and her father set off to go live with her grandmother but when they get there, Kaya learns something that concerns her. She is filled with more questions as time goes on and her strange encounter with a man named Frank leaves her more confused than ever. None of the adults are talking and she's just about given up on getting answers when something happens that can change everything.
I enjoyed going on Kaya's journey with her. It was funny to read her insights and perception on some of the interactions between different adults. I loved the way her story was told and how she was given pieces to the puzzle that she couldn't fit together to make a complete picture. This book is well written and well researched and I loved it!
At the end, the author has a guide for Norwegian Phrases to help understand some of the words and phrases that are used. There's also a Discussion Guide where she shares some interesting facts she came across during her research, like Customs, Stagecoaches, Land Policies, Children's Roles, Children's Games, and much more. This is a book I will read and discuss with my children. I'm excited to read more from this author in the future!
I received a copy from the author for an honest review. My opinion is 100% my own.
The dala horse has a lot to do with the truth of Kaya's mother's icident. It's not a happy go lucky tale, but is filled wih heartwarming and heartbreaking scenes. Make sure you have tissues ready, because the plot twists are unexpected and hardhitting. Made me want to have a dala horse of my own!
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review on my blog Nayu's Reading Corner [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was entertaining, engrossing and well thought out.Read more