Trade Ed. Ideal Audiobooks 2016
DD ISBN $18.99
Library Ed. Dreamscape 2016
CD ISBN 9781520014869 $49.99 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781520014937 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
Kathleen McInerney's energetic narration highlights the delight, frustration, and perseverance of a misunderstood 11-year-old foodie. After a cooking mishap, Gladys Gatsby's parents ban her from the kitchen, encouraging her to engage in more common kid activities. McInerney brings out the quirky personalities of Gladys's friends with a versatile range of consistent voices. Dynamic pacing and subtle restraint also bring out Gladys's enthusiasm and disappointment as she tries to balance her love for food with the expectations of adults around her. McInerney's narration deepens as the relationships between the characters develop and Gladys finds herself in hot water when a homework assignment lands her a delicious job offer she can't refuse. This sweet story is delivered with humor and tenderness. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2016]
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