Leaving the Bellweathers
Publication Date: September 2009
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Grade Level: 4-6 Age Level: 8 and up Listening Level: Grades 4-6 The young Bellweathers fourteen-year-old Spider, thirteen-year-old Ninda, and the nine-year-old triplets, Brick, Spike, and Sassy and their equally peculiar parents have brought constant chaos to the once-peaceful village of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay. Still, no one has suffered more than their loyal butler, Benway, who has finally had enough. He is secretly writing his tell-all memoirs, packing his bags, and planning his move to a tropical location, Far, Far Away. But when the siblings discover Benway is preparing to leave their lighthouse home, they band together to prove how much he's needed, as only Bellweathers can. . . . Full of comic capers and close calls, an art heist, albino alligators, and good intentions gone wrong, Kristin Clark Venuti's hilarious debut novel introduces a new family that is absolutely unforgettable.
About the AuthorKristin Clark Venuti always knew she wanted to be a writer - like some members of the zany Bellweather family, she wrote on anything she could while growing up, including the walls of her house and the fur (with blueberry ink) of her good natured and understanding white dog. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. This is her first novel.
Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for "The War That Killed Achilles" by Caroline Alexander and "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch.