Library Ed. Recorded Books 2004
CS ISBN 9781402554046 $15.75 One cassettes
CD ISBN 9781428148550 $15.75 Two CDs
Chang or Tikki Tikki Tembo-No Sa Rembo-Chari Bari Ruchi-Pip Peri Pembo--which name would you want to articulate if you needed to report a terrible accident? In Arlene Mosel's beloved retelling, two Chinese brothers find their mother's warning to stay away from the well difficult to heed and suffer the ignominious fate of falling into its depths. Each brother, in turn, finds a way to warn his mother and rouse the old man with the ladder. Dion Graham narrates with firmness and a reverence for the esteemed elder characters. His pace is deliberate and plays to the listener's anticipation. Graham takes delight in the repetitive phrases: "my first and honored son, heir of all I possess," the "step over step" of the old man, to say nothing of Tikki Tikki Tembo's multi-syllabic name. Acquaint or reacquaint yourself with this satisfying tale. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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