Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CS ISBN 0754069435 $24.95 Three cassettes
It's Christmastime in the Fury household, Alistair's favorite season--because of the turkey and the telly. However, this year "Hello" magazine will feature his mother, a Martha Stewart-like style guru in its holiday issue. There go all the traditions, including turkey and decorations. Alistair's holiday is ruined. Narrator Robert Llewellyn masterfully presents Alistair and his buddies, called the Revengers, older siblings, and Granny Constance, with her glorious Irish accent and humor. Author Rix cleverly focuses on aspects of Christmas, both religious and secular; people coming together for the holidays; and young boys' fascination with smells, bodily functions, and growing up. A fun look at families and relationships for young listeners. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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