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The Pinballs

Betsy Byars

When you're a pinball, life is a risky game, especially for three adolescent children placed in a foster home. Their hard-won defenses are firmly in place as these three uneasy strangers meet their foster parents. For each of these children who were failed by their families, caring for others is so scary it hurts. No one has been in control. But as their daily lives become dotted with fried chicken dinners, puppies, and birthdays, they begin to hope that even pinballs can be winners. Betsy Byars, the National Book Award-winning author of McMummy, writes stories that are beloved by young listeners, their parents and teachers alike. Her thoroughly believable but quirky characters have captivated countless fans; The Pinballs was chosen by almost sixty thousand children in Georgia as their favorite book. The American Library Association agrees, designating it an ALA Notable Children's Book.

When you're a pinball, life is a risky game, especially for three adolescent children placed in a foster home. Their hard-won defenses are firmly in place as these three uneasy strangers meet their foster parents. For each of these children who were failed by their families, caring for others is so scary it hurts. No one has been in control. But as their daily lives become dotted with fried chicken dinners, puppies, and birthdays, they begin to hope that even pinballs can be winners. Betsy Byars, the National Book Award-winning author of McMummy, writes stories that are beloved by young listeners, their parents and teachers alike. Her thoroughly believable but quirky characters have captivated countless fans; The Pinballs was chosen by almost sixty thousand children in Georgia as their favorite book. The American Library Association agrees, designating it an ALA Notable Children's Book.
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When you're a pinball, life is a risky game, especially for three adolescent children placed in a foster home. Their hard-won defenses are firmly in place as these three uneasy strangers meet their foster parents. For each of these children who were failed by their families, caring for others is so scary it hurts. No one has been in control. But as their daily lives become dotted with fried chicken dinners, puppies, and birthdays, they begin to hope that even pinballs can be winners. Betsy Byars, the National Book Award-winning author of McMummy, writes stories that are beloved by young listeners, their parents and teachers alike. Her thoroughly believable but quirky characters have captivated countless fans; The Pinballs was chosen by almost sixty thousand children in Georgia as their favorite book. The American Library Association agrees, designating it an ALA Notable Children's Book.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

2h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:34