• In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

  • By: Bette Bao Lord
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (183 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Poignant and humorous, this award-winning story of Shirley's adventures as a Chinese immigrant learning the ropes in post-war America is a treasure.
©1986 Shirley Temple Wong (P)2007 Audio Bookshelf

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Sweet Story

Would you listen to In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson again? Why?

Yes. This was a very sweet story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson?

When Shirley gets to meet Jackie Robinson.

Which character – as performed by Melissa Hughes – was your favorite?

My favorite character was Shirley.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Even though this book is meant for children, I enjoyed listening to it with my daughter. It is very well written.

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Great!

What a wonderful book. I loved listening to the story of little Shirley with my daughter.

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Great Reader

Great book to listen to with your kids! The reader did a great job with the different voices and accents without being annoying.

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Wonderful!

We loved the story, a great depiction of the time period! The narration was captivating! Really enjoyed this book!

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Struggled to finish

struggled to finish. didnt find it interesting but she read it well. wasnt the most engaging story we've read this school year.