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The Great Unexpected

(2012)
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I had big thoughts to match the big wind. I wondered if we find the people we need when we need them. I wondered if we attract our future by some sort of invisible force, or if we are drawn to it by a similar force. I felt I was turning a corner and that change was afoot.

In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, brimming with curiosity, and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, who could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. For she knows all the peculiar people in town - like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins and Mr. Farley. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. The strangely charming Finn boy. Then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed - three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy. Soon Naomi and Lizzie find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, on a grand estate across the ocean, an old lady whose heart has been deceived concocts a plan. . . .

As two very different worlds are woven together, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech celebrates the gossamer thread that connects us all, and the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness.

 
Used availability for Sharon Creech's The Great Unexpected


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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
ISBN: 1-62765-416-X / 978-1-62765-416-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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November 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
ISBN: 1-84939-092-4 / 978-1-84939-092-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
ISBN: 0-06-189232-7 / 978-0-06-189232-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
ISBN: 0-06-189233-5 / 978-0-06-189233-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
ISBN: 0-06-189234-3 / 978-0-06-189234-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
ISBN: 1-84939-659-0 / 978-1-84939-659-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

January 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
ISBN: 1-4703-2005-3 / 978-1-4703-2005-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
Publisher: Andersen Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Great Unexpected
Author(s): Sharon Creech
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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