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United Tates of America

by Paula Danziger

This title is now available on MP3-CD from Brilliance Audio for only $14.99. (Please go to Brilliance or Amazon.com to order - we no longer sell directly.)

Skate Tate has a good life. She has close friends, a loving family, and her beloved Great Uncle Mort (GUM for short) who lives every day as if it were an adventure. Skate would like things to stay just the way they are. But life doesn't work that way. For one thing, Skate has to figure out the strange new world of Biddle Middle, where eighth graders rule the roost, old friendships start to change, and a lowly sixth-grader has to struggle to make a place for herself. But other, more painful changes, are also in store for the Tates, and the story of how this close knit family responds to sudden tragedy will move and delight listeners everywhere. Told with her trademark wit and wisdom, filled with big laughs and unexpected tears, Paula Danziger's newest novel is one of her finest achievements.

United Tates of America

Product Details:
Availability:  In Stock – Ready for Shipping
Editions:   sku     isbn-13     isbn-10     count  
  CD Economy     n/a     978-1-5012-3647-1     n/a     Three CDs  
Approximate Running Time:  3 hours

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Listen to samples from this audiobook:
Sample 1Chapter One: Skate Tate introduces herself (3:22, about 3.1 MB)
Sample 2Chapter Eight: First meeting of the Biddle Bulletin staff (4:23, about 4.1 MB)

Reviews:
"Carmen Viviano-Crafts accurately captures the emotions of the adolescent protagonist. An unforgettable audiobook."
    — Booklist Jan 2003
 
"Skate's appealing language and convincing feelings come through clearly, thanks both to Paula Danziger's terrific ear for the age group and the outstanding quality of the audio narration by Carmen Viviano-Crafts, a teen who brings Skate to life enthusiastically."
    — School Library Journal
 
"Funny, real, and like, totally sixth grade, "United Tates" is a great place to visit."
    — AudioFile Mar 2003    Read entire review…
 
"This production of United Tates of America is read by a full cast featuring Carmen Viviano-Crafts as Skate... Combined, their reading of this intriguing story is dynamic, and it will delight audiences of all ages."
    — Large Print Reviews Dec 2002    Read entire review…
 

Meet the Cast:

Karam AnthonyDuey
Daniel BostickPrincipal
Dad
Bruce CovilleMr. Ormond
Jo D'AloisioEmma Tate
Paula DanzigerMs. Lipschitz
Nicholas DavoliLouie
Joni GrayMom
Susie
Emily HolgateDaisy
Michelle
Nina
Nick LandersGarth
Mimi MeadMrs. Ponti
Secretary
Gerard MosesGUM
Andrew PollockHuey
Timothy QuartierEric
Carmen Viviano-CraftsSkate
Quanita WilliamsLiberty Jonelle
Directed by:Bruce Coville
Produced by:Daniel Bostick
Bruce Coville
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