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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks (May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786198818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786198818
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 16.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MAB on July 3 2004
Format: Paperback
"Once upon a Summer" is a book that is not too serious and not excessively religious. In fact, I think a subtle point was that a person may attend church, but that doesn't mean they are a good person, and that people who do not attend church, may in fact be good people (although I doubt these are the points author Oke was intending to make). I enjoyed the character of Auntie Lou and her valor towards her feelings. I found Grandpa and Uncle Charlie's actions to be awful (concerning finding Lou a suitable husband, and not leaving the choice up to her), and Josh and Gramps' relationship heartwarming. If you're looking for a book to sit back and relax with, then this is the book for you. I recommend.
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By Amazon Customer on June 10 2014
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Nice clean story for when you just need something light to read. I would recommend this to others to read.
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This book and series shows the struggles of an unusual family structure including: a grandfather and his father, brother, daughter and grandson. The focus is on the grandson who was orphaned as an infant and has known no other family. His young aunt is the only mother that he has ever known. As the story unfolds, the young boy has to deal with jealousy towards his aunt's suitors. The whole series is quite well done.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
The first book in a very good series Oct. 20 1999
By Logan Wright - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book and series shows the struggles of an unusual family structure including: a grandfather and his father, brother, daughter and grandson. The focus is on the grandson who was orphaned as an infant and has known no other family. His young aunt is the only mother that he has ever known. As the story unfolds, the young boy has to deal with jealousy towards his aunt's suitors. The whole series is quite well done.
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
A good story for any age... April 11 2009
By Valerie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a cute and enjoyable read. Written from the perspective of 12 year old Josh, "Once Upon A Summer" covers the events that take place in his family during one summer and autumn.

Josh's parents died when he was a baby, but he has his Grandpa, great-uncle Charlie, and Aunt Louisa to take care of him. Although he sometimes laments the fact that he has no memories of his parents, Josh is very happy with his family and doesn't want anything to change. So when Josh's Great-Grandfather comes to live with them, he worries that it will change things in their house (but things turn out quite differently!) Meanwhile, Grandpa and Uncle Charlie conspire behind Aunt Lou's back to introduce respectable suitors to her, but Josh doesn't want to see Aunt Lou get married and leave the farm, so he conspires against the suitors....and he gains a surprising ally in this, as well.

This is a cute story, and it made an enjoyable read. At first I wasn't sure that I'd be able to get into it, since it's written from 12 year-old Josh's perspective....but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the story sucked me in so that I hardly even thought about Josh being so young. I think that this would be an entertaining story for just about any age -- young, middle, or old!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
cute series! March 15 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was a cute series. These books are written from a boy's point of view and that makes them very unique. I don't know how Oke could write in a boy's point of view so well! It was as if a boy had written the book, which is probably why this series is not overly romantic, except for the last book. It had some pretty funny parts--and that helps make a book good.
I like the last one in this series the best.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Cheerful story. July 3 2004
By MAB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Once upon a Summer" is a book that is not too serious and not excessively religious. In fact, I think a subtle point was that a person may attend church, but that doesn't mean they are a good person, and that people who do not attend church, may in fact be good people (although I doubt these are the points author Oke was intending to make). I enjoyed the character of Auntie Lou and her valor towards her feelings. I found Grandpa and Uncle Charlie's actions to be awful (concerning finding Lou a suitable husband, and not leaving the choice up to her), and Josh and Gramps' relationship heartwarming. If you're looking for a book to sit back and relax with, then this is the book for you. I recommend.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed this book very much. March 3 2014
By Grace - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This was a wonderful and heartwarming book. Jeanette Oakes made Josh so transparent and genuine by giving real insight to his doubts and fears. This is a truly inspiring read and I would highly recommend it.

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