Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN 1402560362 $38.75 Four cassettes
The pain and brutality of war are realistically portrayed in this novel based on the true story of a young spy for the French Resistance during WWII. Thirteen-year-old opera singer Suzanne survives the bombing of her hometown of Cherbourg and uses her position as a singer on tour to deliver secret messages to other spies. Carine Montbertrand's skillful narration draws the listener into the suspense as Suzanne finds herself in many dangerous situations. By using a French accent only when referring to places, characters' names, and selected dialogue, Montbertrand's performance is accessible to all listeners. With its vivid descriptions of the bombing, the story is recommended for ages 13 and up. K.M.D. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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