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The Great Unexpected
The Great Unexpected | Sharon Creech
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From Newbery Medal winner and bestselling author Sharon Creech comes a grand, sweeping yarn that is a celebration of the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness. With a starred review from Kirkus Reviews calling it an "enchanting tale to treasure," The Great Unexpected captures the heart and the imagination. Humorous and heartfelt, this is a story of pairsof young Naomi and Lizzie, both orphans in present-day Blackbird Tree, USA, and of Sybil and Nula, grown-up sisters from faraway Rook's Orchard, Ireland, who have become estranged. Young Naomi Deane is brimming with curiosity and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. She knows all the peculiar people in townlike Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. Just like that. A strangely charming Finn boy. And then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealedthree locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boyand soon Naomi and Lizzie find their lives changed forever. As two worlds are woven together, Creech reveals that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all.
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Leniverse
The Great Unexpected | Sharon Creech
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That is exactly the kind of conversations you have with five-year-olds. But somehow this opening seems a bit disturbing. Like the kids have been replaced by alien copies and they are monitoring and recording your answers for the awaiting invading space army.
Actually, no, that‘s exactly what 5y/olds are like.

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zsuzsanna_reads These made me laugh. 😂 13mo
Elizabeth2 Lol! 13mo
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dariazeoli
The Great Unexpected | Sharon Creech
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I unexpectedly had the afternoon off. Since I take my birthday off each year, this means my first full Monday of 2018 is two weeks away! Easing into the new year...

I should be reading right now, but I‘m distracted by my dog‘s adorableness. What‘re you gonna do? 🤷🏻‍♀️😁

mrozzz Enjoy the adorableness is what you‘re gonna do ☺️👌🏻 2y
dariazeoli @mrozzz Amen! 😁 2y
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Peddler410
The Great Unexpected | Sharon Creech
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Another find at the Book Lady's Book Attic! No idea how I missed this one from a beloved author.

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