September 26, 2006
September 26, 2006
Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That’s when the first Ace arrives. That’s when Ed becomes the messenger. . . .
Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?
Winner of the 2003 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award in Australia, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.
Being deeply, tragically unaccomplished in music, art, or even revolution, at age 19 Ed Kennedy is behind schedule compared to Bob Dylan, Salvador Dali, and Joan of Arc. Living in a cramped riverside hovel, this underage cab driver spends his time reading obsessively; playing cards with his loser friends Marv, Ritchie, and Audrey (also his intense crush); hanging out with the Doorman, his foul-smelling aged mutt; and getting yelled at by his nasty, constantly cursing mother. Enter the ace of diamonds, a cryptic playing card inscribed with three seemingly random addresses that will propel going-nowhere Ed into a series of life-changing events, whether he likes it or not. A 2006 Michael L. Printz Honor Book.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Edition: Unabridged
- Language: English
- Release Date: September 26, 2006
- Author: Markus Zusak
- Narrator: Marc Aden Gray
- Online Item #: 11460701
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-2948
- ISBN: 9780739337295
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported