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Rain reign

by Martin, Ann M., 1955-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j PL MARTIN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Call Number  j PL MARTIN
"Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different - not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search." -- Container.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Rose, a fifth-grader who has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, is often teased at school about her obsession with homonyms and her steadfast conviction that everyone should follow the rules at all times. Rose lives with her harsh, troubled father, but it's Uncle Weldon who cares for her in the ways that matter most. Still, her father did give her Rain, a stray dog that comforts and protects Rose. After Rain is lost in a storm and recovered, Rose learns that her dog has an identification microchip. Though she fully grasps what that means, Rose is driven by the unwavering belief that she must follow the rules, find Rain's former owners, and give the dog back to them. Simplicity, clarity, and emotional resonance are hallmarks of Rose's first-person narrative, which offers an unflinching view of her world from her perspective. Her outlook may be unconventional, but her approach is matter-of-fact and her observations are insightful. Readers will be moved by the raw portrayal of Rose's difficult home life, her separation from other kids at school, and her loss of the dog that has loved her and provided a buffer from painful experiences. A strong story told in a nuanced, highly accessible way.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starred Review. Rose Howard is a high-functioning autistic fifth-grader, and her preoccupation with homophones, her insistence on rules being followed to the letter of the law, and her difficulties reading social cues and understanding emotions are giving her trouble at school and frustrating her impatient and often angry single father. Rose's own feelings of anxiety and worry are viscerally felt when her dog, Rain, gets lost after a storm wreaks havoc in her small New York town. As Rose's sense of order is disrupted by floods, uprooted trees, and destroyed buildings, she methodically follows a plan to bring Rain home, though things don't go as expected. Newbery Honor author Martin (A Corner of the Universe) is extremely successful in capturing Rose's perspective and personality; Rose can't always recognize when she is being treated unkindly (it's no rare occurrence), but readers will see what she is up against, as well as the efforts of those who reach out to her. Filled with integrity and determination, Rose overcomes significant obstacles in order to do what is right. Ages 9-12. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Asperger's syndrome -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Lost articles -- Juvenile fiction.
Asperger's syndrome -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Lost and found possessions -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] :2014
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Hamilton, Laura (Narrator), narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Laura Hamilton.
Language English
Notes Title from Playaway container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Originally released by Brilliance Audio, 2́014.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 4 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781491587287
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