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The Willoughbys

Lois Lowry

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Description:

"Shouldn't we be orphans?" one of the Willoughby children suggests one day. The four are, after all, part of an old-fashioned kind of family, and their parents-well, their parents are not all that one would hope for. Recalling literary heroes and heroines such as Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna, and James with his giant peach, the Willoughbys concoct a diabolical plot to turn themselves into worthy and winsome orphans. Little do they know that Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby have already begun to formulate their own thoroughly despicable plan inspired by another favorite bedtime story: the tale of Hansel and Gretel... Villains, benefactors, no-nonsense nannies, abandoned infants, long-lost heirs, and late-life romance all make their appearance along with the irrepressible Willoughbys as the Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry pays playful homage to classic works of literature in this hilarious and decidedly "old-fashioned" parody.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arte Johnson

Length:

2h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:29