• A Gathering of Days

  • A New England Girl's Journal 1830-32
  • By: Joan Blos
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Potter
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (250 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Newbery Medal Winner, 1980.

Thirteen-year-old Catherine Cabot Hall put ink to the first unblemished page of her diary on October 17, 1830, the day after her father returned from Boston with the diary tucked conspicuously under his arm. Catherine's mother had died of fever four years before, and now Catherine performed the duties of housewife and mother, living contentedly with her father and younger sister, Matty, on their New Hampshire farm. In spite of the daily hardships, Catherine had much to be thankful for, especially for Cassie, her dearest friend. But when Catherine received a disturbing note from a stranger, she wasn't sure what she should do or who she should tell. Only her diary knew the anguish in her heart. Would her secret drive a wedge in her friendship with Cassie or bind them together forever? 

©1979 Joan Blos (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

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Listening is better than reading in this case..

The story ended up being better than I thought it was going to be. I do believe that listening to this book versus reading it helped. The narrator did an excellent job and fit the part well. There is no real plot to this story, which, I guess, is okay considering it is a girl's journal, but then when you realize that the story isn't real....well then a little more plot could have been invented.
With that said...it is a believable story of a girl who shares her ups and downs of life in the 1800's. I do believe that there are some values set forth about diligence of work and obedience.

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I liked it

It was a good book with well detailed character and a good story line, would definitely recommend!!!!😁💖📓📕📙📘📗📖

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I liked it

I liked the the book by Joan Blos narrated by madeleines potter the name of this book is called the gathering of days

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very interesting

It is a great book and I enjoyed listening to it. I love it so.

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AWSOME!!!

It’s amazing that u guys took your time to do this amazing book and it is a great book

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CC
Challenge A week 8 ANI
should Cath have given the quilt to the "fantom”? Maybe😉

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Interesting story from a different time

My kids (ages 4, 7, 10, and 12) enjoyed listening to this one. It is fairly slow moving, but had good morals and lessons.

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Dogwater

Boring dumb and In a word dogwater the narrator should be fired cuz she stinks and she should honestly be in charge of a funeral home. Do not read unless u r a terrible person

#danieldeservedbetter

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Get tissues out!

Speechless! Beautiful story , lost me at the beginning but hooked me at the end. wow!

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wonderful book!!!

It was extremely sad, but a delightful read! I loved the steady pace of the narrator of gathering of days!!!