The King of Slippery Falls

Sid Hite

Patrick Lawlor (Narrator)

06-01-05

3hrs 31min

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06-01-05

3hrs 31min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

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“Lawlor provides an excellent reading of the tale, coming across with a solid, clear middle-American voice that fits the story perfectly.” Booklist

Lewis lives in the small town of Slippery Falls, Idaho, where for some time he has dreamed of catching an enormous trout that lives in a small pool behind a waterfall. But on Lewis’ sixteenth birthday, his adoptive parents hand him a letter that his real mother left with him in his baby basket. Lewis is shocked to discover that he is French and seemingly linked to French royalty.

For Lewis, now unsure of his origin, fishing for the trout becomes a quest to discover who he really is. Just as he is about to nab his fish, he accidentally falls into the water and nearly dies.

The King of Slippery Falls is a touching and good-hearted novel about the search for self and the power of belief.

Praise

“Lawlor provides an excellent reading of the tale, coming across with a solid, clear middle-American voice that fits the story perfectly.” Booklist

“Hite’s rich language is rewardingly easy to follow...A solid, humorously enjoyable blend of fact and fish story.” School Library Journal

“Hite offers a most unusual fish story with much to say about friends and community…A likable protagonist, a mystery, a romance…and a boy intent on life well-lived are the elements sure to hook many readers.” Kirkus Reviews

“The search for identity and purpose in life is poignantly presented in this sweet, feel-good little story…Lawlor has the perfect voice to read this, as he exudes youth, innocence, and earnestness.” Kliatt

“The tone of this book is unique; it reads like a fairy tale in some parts, yet it is always grounded in reality. A truly refreshing look at adoption and how it affects children.” Children’s Literature

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Language English
Release Day May 31, 2005
Release Date June 1, 2005
Release Date Machine 1117584000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Children/YA, Children 8-12
Author Bio
Sid Hite

Sid Hite was named a Publishers Weekly “Flying Start” for his first book, Dither Farm. His nine subsequent novels have garnered extraordinary acclaim, including Stick and Whittle, which School Library Journal called “a treasure,” and A Hole in the World, hailed by Smithsonian magazine as “a masterpiece.” He lives in a converted church near the banks of the Hudson River in New York state.

Narrator Bio
Patrick Lawlor

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.

Overview

Lewis lives in the small town of Slippery Falls, Idaho, where for some time he has dreamed of catching an enormous trout that lives in a small pool behind a waterfall. But on Lewis’ sixteenth birthday, his adoptive parents hand him a letter that his real mother left with him in his baby basket. Lewis is shocked to discover that he is French and seemingly linked to French royalty.

For Lewis, now unsure of his origin, fishing for the trout becomes a quest to discover who he really is. Just as he is about to nab his fish, he accidentally falls into the water and nearly dies.

The King of Slippery Falls is a touching and good-hearted novel about the search for self and the power of belief.

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