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Jacob Have I Loved

Audiobook

"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved.

Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach.

Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin's lost birthright.


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Publisher: HarperTeen Edition: Abridged
Awards:

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780060887469
  • File size: 84755 KB
  • Release date: August 18, 2009
  • Duration: 02:56:34

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780060887469
  • File size: 84772 KB
  • Release date: August 18, 2009
  • Duration: 02:56:34
  • Number of parts: 3

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Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.7
Lexile® Measure:880
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved.

Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach.

Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin's lost birthright.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperTeen
    Edition:
    Abridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780060887469
    File size: 84755 KB
    Release date: August 18, 2009
    Duration: 02:56:34

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780060887469
    File size: 84772 KB
    Release date: August 18, 2009
    Duration: 02:56:34
    Number of parts: 3

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.7
    Lexile® Measure: 880
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 4-5
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