Trade Ed. Listening Library 2002
CD ISBN 9780307243195 $19.95 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9780807209431 $14.00
The pleasure is doubled in Judy Blume’s DOUBLE FUDGE. Not only do the escapades of Farley Hatcher, the incorrigible youngster of several previous Blume novels, continue, but the author herself is the narrator. The Hatcher parents, seventh-grader Peter, young Tootsie, Uncle Feather, Turtle, Grandma, and friend Jimmy continue to have their outlook on the world challenged by Fudge, who is now a kindergartener. Fudge’s current obsession is money: Where does it come from, how do you get it, and what can it buy? A trip to the mint in Washington, D.C., ever after known as Fudgington, provides the family with the discovery of the long lost Honolulu Hatchers, doubling their numbers. Who better to bring voice to her own characters than the author herself? Judy Blume knows this family intimately and adds meaning, nuance, and humor to each scene with every elongated syllable, inflected word, and pregnant pause. Her delight in this family is evident and infectious. Laugh aloud as this thoroughly modern family mirrors one’s own. A.R. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
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