All buildings are now open at limited capacity. New library and curbside pickup hours.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two regardless of vaccine status.

The Children's Book
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2009
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
A spellbinding novel, at once sweeping and intimate, that spans the Victorian era through the World War I years, and centers around a famous children's book author and the passions, betrayals, and secrets that tear apart the people she loves.When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum—a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales—she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends.But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house—and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children—conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined. As these lives—of adults and children alike—unfold, lies are revealed, hearts are broken, and the damaging truth about the Wellwoods slowly emerges. But their personal struggles, their hidden desires, will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces, as the tides turn across Europe and a golden era comes to an end.Taking us from the cliff-lined shores of England to Paris, Munich, and the trenches of the Somme, The Children's Book is a deeply affecting story of a singular family, played out against the great, rippling tides of the day.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
10/06/2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307702821
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

A. S. Byatt. (2009). The Children's Book. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

A. S. Byatt. 2009. The Children's Book. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

A. S. Byatt, The Children's Book. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

A. S. Byatt. The Children's Book. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2009.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection22
Anne Arundel County Public Library00
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
1eebe5e5-81f7-4efd-88e4-caed01f65f47
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Apr 07, 2017 17:34:45
Date Updated:
Nov 16, 2017 00:05:12
Last Metadata Check:
Apr 12, 2021 22:34:33
Last Metadata Change:
Apr 12, 2021 22:34:33
Last Availability Check:
Apr 12, 2021 22:34:35
Last Availability Change:
Feb 04, 2021 10:20:15
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Apr 16, 2021 04:15:51

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Childrens Book
crossRefId
225401
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/E2E/EFA/98/{E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/E2E/EFA/98/{E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780307577535
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307702821
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780307577535
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307702821
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: A. S. Byatt
id
e2eefa98-9746-48c7-a530-3ac4b875eddf
title
The Children's Book
starRating
3.4
dateAdded
2009-10-12T16:15:45.123-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=225401
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/E2E/EFA/98/{E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/E2E/EFA/98/{E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: ChildrensBook-55421
      • partCount: 24
      • fileSize: 873951796
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780307577535
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307702821
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 10/06/2009
      • samples:
            • source: Introduction
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/225401-TheChildrensBook.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/225401-TheChildrensBook.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: ChildrensBook-55421
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 872737843
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780307577535
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307702821
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 10/06/2009
      • samples:
            • source: Introduction
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/225401-TheChildrensBook.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/225401-TheChildrensBook.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E2EEFA98-9746-48C7-A530-3AC4B875EDDF&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Byatt, A. S.
      • bioText: A. S. Byatt is the author of numerous novels, including the quartet The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower, and A Whistling Woman; The Biographer's Tale; and Possession, which was awarded the Booker Prize. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels & Insects; five collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and Little Black Book of Stories; and several works of nonfiction. A distinguished critic as well as a novelist, she lives in London.
      • name: A. S. Byatt
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Landor, Rosalyn
      • name: Rosalyn Landor
imprint
Random House Audio
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDate
2009-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
publishDateText
10/06/2009
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
A spellbinding novel, at once sweeping and intimate, that spans the Victorian era through the World War I years, and centers around a famous children's book author and the passions, betrayals, and secrets that tear apart the people she loves.
When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum—a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales—she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends.
But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house—and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children—conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined. As these lives—of adults and children alike—unfold, lies are revealed, hearts are broken, and the damaging truth about the Wellwoods slowly emerges. But their personal struggles, their hidden desires, will soon be...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Children's Book
fullDescription
A spellbinding novel, at once sweeping and intimate, that spans the Victorian era through the World War I years, and centers around a famous children's book author and the passions, betrayals, and secrets that tear apart the people she loves.
When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum—a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales—she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends.
But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house—and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children—conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined. As these lives—of adults and children alike—unfold, lies are revealed, hearts are broken, and the damaging truth about the Wellwoods slowly emerges. But their personal struggles, their hidden desires, will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces, as the tides turn across Europe and a golden era comes to an end.
Taking us from the cliff-lined shores of England to Paris, Munich, and the trenches of the Somme, The Children's Book is a deeply affecting story of a singular family, played out against the great, rippling tides of the day.
sortTitle
Childrens Book
crossRefId
225401
awards
      • source: The Booker Prize Foundation
      • value: Man Booker Prize for Fiction Nominee
popularity
294
publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaQAAAA29/products/e2eefa98-9746-48c7-a530-3ac4b875eddf/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
e2eefa98-9746-48c7-a530-3ac4b875eddf
starRating
3.4