Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

John Boyne; Read by Euan Morton

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The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realizes his father is in a hospital close by—a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie isn't sure what shell shock is, but he is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place. . . .

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CHAPTER 1
SEND ME AWAY WITH A SMILE

 
Every night before he went to sleep, Alfie Summerfield tried to remember how life had been before the war began. And with every passing day, it became harder and harder to keep the memories clear in his head.
The fighting had started on July 28, 1914. Others might not have remembered that date so easily, but Alfie would never forget it, for that was his birthday. He had turned five years old that day and his parents threw him a party to celebrate, but only a handful of people showed up: Granny Summerfield, who sat in the corner, weeping

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Praise for Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

“Narrator Euan Morton’s presentation will capture all ages as Archie tackles the war head-on from home.” – AudioFile Magazine

 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:

 

“In the final pages, the tension rises precipitously and the harrowing ending, in which Bruno does finally act, is sure to take readers' breath away.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Deeply affecting. . . beautiful and sparsely written.”—The Wall Street Journal

 

“A small wonder of a book . . . this is what fiction is supposed to do.”—The Guardian

 

“Powerful and unsettling . . . as memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank."—USA Today

 


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John Boyne; Read by Euan Morton

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of seven novels. Boyne's celebrated The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was winner of the Irish Book Award Children's Book of the Year, as well as numerous other awards and commendations. It was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the International IMPAC Literary Award and was made into a Miramax feature film. His novels are published in over 40 languages. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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Stay Where You Are And Then Leave
John Boyne; Read by Euan Morton

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
March 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427236371
ISBN10: 1427236372
Middle-Grade FictionAudio Run Time: 5:30
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$29.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
March 2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427236388
ISBN10: 1427236380
Middle-Grade Fiction
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$17.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781627790314
ISBN10: 1627790314
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages, black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$16.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781627790321
ISBN10: 1627790322
Middle-Grade Fiction256 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$9.99
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