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Listening for Lions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2006

    This is the best book I have ever read.

    If you like sad but yet hopeful stories that keep you exited all the way, Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan is your book. Whelan is an author that likes to describe a lot and put you in the characters position. This realistic Fiction takes place in Tumaini, Africa in the years 1919-1923. This book is about a girl named Rachel Sheridan a sad, unfortunate girl who becomes an orphan after both her parents¿ die of Influenza. Rachel then has to deal with the fact she is an orphan and the thought she wants to become a doctor to help the sick people in Tumaini. Gratefully a family friend, Mrs. Pritchard a strict, mean, cold hearted lady helped Rachel and didn¿t send her to an orphanage. But there is a catch. Mrs. Pritchard¿s daughter Valerie a spoiled brat also died of Influenza. Mrs. Pritchard asked Rachel to pretend she was Valerie and go to England and make the grandfather better from his sickness. But is Mrs. Pritchard really helping her? Rachael is dying to tell the grandfather the truth and she can¿t stand lying about her life. But Mrs. Pritchard threatens her to call police. Will the grandfather find out Rachel is not Valerie? Will Rachel go to an orphanage or worst jail? Will she follow her dream and become a doctor in Tumaini like her dad? I really enjoyed this book because of the author¿s style and the meaning of the story. I hope you enjoy it as well. So read listening for lions and discover what will happen to Rachel.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Love it

    I read this book in school and I LOVED it!!! Definetly a good read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Spectacular read!

    I read this a couple of years ago and it was my favorite book! Excellent storyline, magnificent characters, and flawlessly written!!! What more can I say? If you haven't read this book, I seriously suggest you do!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 19, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    A truely great story

    The book makes you want to read more and tells great story. It's really a great book that intrests you also. If you like a good book you sould consider it! :)-|-<

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Cool chick

    Reccomened i was in miss haymanns class i was reading a few pages a day i got so sucked in it made me buy it thhis coming from an eleven year old it was so sad when grade father died but happy that she told the truth and the pirchards got banned from the grandfathers house and sad again because the both parents of rachel die and valire die and was use to be a fake valier and how the prichards thought that the rachel wanted all the grandfathers money for her self but to her self it wasnt about the money. it is a sad and happy book if you dont like those type of books plz read this any way.- spoilers also i am a doctor who fan matt smith is awsome.river song is to.amy pond to. I also would like to have an real contact so tell me that to got very good books. Also my user name in animal jam on the comuter is schlech5 so i have epic dens nonmember to signing up is free. You want to contact me post cool chick to now any iformation i know.ps i know lot of things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Loved this book!

    I read this book in class and it was terrific! This is one of my favorite books! :-) I recommend for everyone to read this! You will not regret it!! :-D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great!!!!

    This book was amazing!!!! Some people think that you should be at least 11or 12 before you read it but I strongly disagree!!! I read it in fourth grade and I was fine!!! And usually I am a very sensitive person!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Listening For Lions

    It was an absolutley wonderful book! I could not put it down! Great storyline!

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    No, i would not recomend for young children

    No.it is definitly an older and more mature childs book,probably not recomendeed until you are at least a very mature 11 to 12.it is still an exelent book though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    Book of the year

    I read this book for a book report, and I read it all in one night, I couldn't stop because it eas soo good! I would definatly read this book over and over again. And the way Africa is described by Rachel actually makes you want to go there.

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