Adaline Falling Star

Adaline Falling Star

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After the death of her mother, Adaline is sent to live in St. Louis while her father—the famous scout Kit Carson—explores the West. Yearning for the faraway world of her mother's people and desperate for proof of her father's love, Adaline flees the home of her cruel relatives to forge her own course through the wilderness. When she allows an abandoned dog to join her on the trail, and to enter her heart, everything she ever knew about love and loyalty is put to the test.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807205228
Publisher: Listening Library, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Edition description: Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.52(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Perhaps best known for her Magic Tree House series (Listening Library) Mary Pope Osborne is the author of many distinguished books, in almost every genre. A past president of the Author's Guild, she lives in New York City with her husband, Will.


Goshen, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

May 20, 1949

Place of Birth:

Fort Sill, Oklahoma


B.A., University of North Carolina

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Adaline Falling Star 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
PeRa1970 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Inspired by a blurb about Kit Carson's daughter following a marriage with an Arapaho girl, Osborne has crafted a memorable tale of Adaline Falling Star (a blend of her Christian and Native American names) and her quest to find out how exactly a mixed-race girl like herself fits into her world. Kids will enjoy the story, particularly when she befriends a faithful mutt along the way and narrowly escapes many toils on the winding path to find her father, who she is convinced has forsaken her. Adults and teachers will enjoy the book as well, especially the magical, sparse prose and the not-too-heavy-handed treatment of the important theme of racial identity for this girl who straddles two cultures, yet fits neatly into neither,
joririchardson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Written for middle-schoolers, this is a great book.Set in the 1800's, it is about a half-Indian, half-white young girl struggling to find her identity among 2 very different worlds.The classic kids adventure book - misunderstood main character, an incredible and exciting journey, action, and of course a lovable dog.Children will enjoy "Adaline Falling Star."
librarianlou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The feisty daughter of Kit Carson and an Arphano Indian woman, Adaline escapes from her insufferable cousins and travels through the wilderness (eary 1800s)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome!!! I loved how Adaline was allowed to keep the dog because she grew to close to it!! This book was sad at times but FANTASTIC!!!! 5 STARS!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow, this book was really good. It was sad that the kids were kind of prejudice of her. But the overall story was awesome:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's one of my favorite stories ever!!! This book is the greatest--a must read!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my all time favorutes! I would recomend it to any one who likes to read. This story made me apprieciate every one around me a lot more, including my dog! Read this book and you will agree!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Mary Pope Osborne book. A great story about a young Native-American girl's hard life. Her mother died and her father at war. Adaline's sent to live with cousins who despise her because of her color. A truely touching story.