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AMBER WAS BRAVE, ESSIE WAS SMART The Story of Amber and Essie, Told Here in Poems and Pictures

by | Read by Barbara Rosenblat, Carine Montbertrand, Daisy Egan

Children Ages 4-6 • 28 min. • Unabridged • © 2003

Vera Williams zooms in on a moment of family difficulty and champions the inner strength of two sisters. In free verse accompanied by colored pencil drawings, Williams introduces Amber and Essie, who find solace in each other and support from the neighbors while their mother works and their father is temporarily away. With two accompanying narrators, Barbara Rosenblat captures the fragility of each sister and balances that with resiliency and humor. The interplay of the three voices makes each poignant vignette immediate and tangible. Who is moving in upstairs? What is a "best sandwich"? Who is standing in the doorway? Listen in and look and be ready to laugh and cry. A.R. 2004 ALA Notable Recording (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 04]



Book & Recording • Live Oak Media • 2003

CS ISBN 1591123399 $25.95 • One cassettes

CD ISBN 1591123399 $28.95 • One CDs

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