Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2006
CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4599-7 $34.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6989-4 $45.00 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7506-2 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Soren, a barn owlet, is knocked from his nest by a nasty older brother and kidnapped by evil chick-snatching owls. Snatched from his idyllic world of family life and knightly lore--“first meat,” “first bones,” first fir”--Soren is taken to an orphanage where he meets an elf owl. Together they devise humorous methods to avoid "moon blinking," a form of brainwashing, while scheming about how to learn to fly so they can escape. Captivating rhythm and rhyme, coupled with clear articulation and vocal nuance, define each charming character, and fun sounds of the forest provide ambience. Extensively researched for owl authenticity, this enchanting story will become a favorite. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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