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Kirby Larson

From Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson comes the moving story of a young boy who, with a dad fighting in Europe and a sister working at the Higgins Boat factory, longs to have a dog of his own. Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. At the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans. Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed.

From Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson comes the moving story of a young boy who, with a dad fighting in Europe and a sister working at the Higgins Boat factory, longs to have a dog of his own. Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. At the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans. Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed.
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From Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson comes the moving story of a young boy who, with a dad fighting in Europe and a sister working at the Higgins Boat factory, longs to have a dog of his own. Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. At the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans. Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Chris Ensweiler, George Mount

Length:

3h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:38