The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher

Becky Thatcher has her side of the story to tell - and it’s a whopper!

By Jessica Lawson Read by Tavia Gilbert Fiction / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 5h 59m Sell Sheet Also available on
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5 Audio CDs July 29, 2014 $39.99 $29.99 9781629239385 Add to Cart
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							Tom Sawyer's and Huckleberry Finn's adventures are legendary, but what about the story you haven't heard? In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher is the new girl in town, determined to have adventures like she promised her brother Jon before he died. Before long, she joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas, and Becky convinces her new best friend, Amy Lawrence, to join her. But the theft doesn't go as planned, and Widow Douglas ends up being unfairly accused of grave robbing as a result. So Becky concocts a plan to clear the Widow's name. If she pulls it off, she might just get her Mama to notice her again. That is, if that tattletale Tom Sawyer will quit following her around.

Starred review. "Narrator Tavia Gilbert does a phenomenal job. She portrays each character with a different voice, giving the impression that the novel is read by an entire cast of narrators instead of just one person. This fast-paced story is perfect for historical fiction and adventure fans." - School Library Journal (audio review)

"...a fun adventure with a feisty girl character at center stage." - Booklist (audio review)

"Delightful." - Kirkus Reviews

"The deliciously impetuous, devilishy clever, and uncommonly brave Becky Thatcher is now one of my all-time favorite heroines, and I'm desperate to follow her on more adventures. Captivating, exciting, and great barrels-full of fun, this is a book to adore." - Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy and Breadcrumbs