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by | Read by James Naughton

Children Ages 4-6 • 17 min. • Unabridged • © 1957

McCloskey's timeless story of the seasons on Maine islands evokes and awakens each of the senses. From the early rain and yellow fog of spring through the sparkling blues and racing schooners of summer to the darkening, tingling suspense of a hurricane’s fury--listeners experience the times of wonder. James Naughton personalizes the moments with a subtle emphasis on the "you" of the story and gives equal import to each of the events, whether it involves the people of the islands or the flora and fauna or the weather itself. As the story builds to the hurricane's crescendo, Naughton speeds up and heightens the anticipation. Sounds of the weather provide a dramatic backdrop to the narration. And, of course, the Caldecott-winning illustrations are a delight. A.R. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]



Book & Recording • Weston Woods Studios • 2005

CS ISBN $24.95 • One cassettes

CD ISBN $29.95 • One CDs

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