Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2002
CS ISBN 0754052648 $18.95 Two cassettes
This outstanding pair of British stories will entertain a broad range of listeners. Like Roald Dahl's Matilda or the Harry Potter series (in which the world is unpredictable and full of magic, and adults are sometimes devious or simply absent), these stories invite children to consider their own remarkable strengths and abilities in a challenging world. In THE SMALLEST GIRL, Ruby Genie discovers that, though she's small enough to fit into a handbag, she's still clever and brave enough to outwit larger opponents. In THE STRONGEST GIRL, Josie Jenkins finds that she can lift horses, cars, and even a bus; more important, she can resist being manipulated by adults. Susan Jameson's terrific, spirited narration makes these great stories superbly entertaining. Children will want to hear them again and again, and parents who applaud their positive messages won't mind a bit. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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