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Publisher's Summary

Recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best children’s mystery, author Wendelin Van Draanen has written several acclaimed children’s books. In Swear to Howdy, she crafts the story of two mischievous boys, Joey and Rusty, who share a good friendship and a bunch of secrets. Jeff Woodman’s playful narration enhances this colorful story of friendship and trust.
©2003 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2004 Recorded Books
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4 out of 5 stars
By Anna on 03-12-15

Outstanding!

Wow! What a story. The narration was my favorite part. The narrator really got into it. One of my favorite books ever!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Denise on 09-17-14

Important theme for discussion in 7th grade!

Where does Swear to Howdy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top. I requested that Audible carry this, and am so grateful to find that this year, it is on the list!

What did you like best about this story?

The theme of friendship and Van Draanen's layered, multidimensional take on this theme. Humor helps!

What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Annunciation and animation in his voice provides a different "take" on the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes. I do not wish to spoil it, but I read this book in one day. I couldn't put it down!

Any additional comments?

Remind your students or children that it is important not to spoil it for others by telling them what happens.

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