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The Great Unexpected

Sharon Creech

I had big thoughts to match the big wind. I wondered if we find the people we need when we need them. I wondered if we attract our future by some sort of invisible force, or if we are drawn to it by a similar force. I felt I was turning a corner and that change was afoot. In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, brimming with curiosity, and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, who could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. For she knows all the peculiar people in town-like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins and Mr. Farley. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. The strangely charming Finn boy. 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. Soon Naomi and Lizzie find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, on a grand estate across the ocean, an old lady whose heart has been deceived concocts a plan. . . . As two very different worlds are woven together, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech celebrates the gossamer thread that connects us all, and the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness.

I had big thoughts to match the big wind. I wondered if we find the people we need when we need them. I wondered if we attract our future by some sort of invisible force, or if we are drawn to it by a similar force. I felt I was turning a corner and that change was afoot. In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, brimming with curiosity, and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, who could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. For she knows all the peculiar people in town-like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins and Mr. Farley. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. The strangely charming Finn boy. 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. Soon Naomi and Lizzie find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, on a grand estate across the ocean, an old lady whose heart has been deceived concocts a plan. . . . As two very different worlds are woven together, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech celebrates the gossamer thread that connects us all, and the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness.
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I had big thoughts to match the big wind. I wondered if we find the people we need when we need them. I wondered if we attract our future by some sort of invisible force, or if we are drawn to it by a similar force. I felt I was turning a corner and that change was afoot. In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, brimming with curiosity, and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, who could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. For she knows all the peculiar people in town-like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins and Mr. Farley. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. The strangely charming Finn boy. 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. Soon Naomi and Lizzie find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, on a grand estate across the ocean, an old lady whose heart has been deceived concocts a plan. . . . As two very different worlds are woven together, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech celebrates the gossamer thread that connects us all, and the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Heather O'Neill, Erin Moon

Length:

5h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:36