Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2002
CS ISBN 0754052907 $24.95 Three cassettes
Ben believes his grandfather's promise of a dog for his birthday despite the fact that he has no place to keep one. His disappointment at receiving a picture of a dog instead will feel very real to children who've longed in vain for a pet. Jenny Agutter adroitly narrates the twists and turns of this story, expertly capturing Ben's longing and discouragement, as well as a sense of mystery as he imagines his way to owning a pet. Agutter's perfect pacing and fully developed characters will speak to children who must turn from a world of fantasy and the impossible to embrace what is real and possible. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]
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