Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2005
CD ISBN 1740936868 $28.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN $17.47
What is Abyssinia? A country in darkest Africa? An estate in the country? The answer may become more certain, or not, as listeners enter the emotional world of two young sisters. The narrative voice of Rebecca MacAuley is that of an objective adult observing a collection of rather odd children trying to escape reality through their somewhat bizarre imaginations. Maccauley recreates this imaginative world with the children's bursts of enthusiasm, concern for each other and their parents, and fanciful play. Her steady, low-key narrative contrasts with the children's anxiety and intensity. Maccauley applies a light touch to the tension that lurks beneath the surface. Her skill will keep the teen audience engaged. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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