Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2006
CD ISBN 978-0-06-114043-3 $25.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-06-12294-3 $15.99
In a Welsh mountainside town a family struggles to maintain both their business and familial bonds. Other elements of this energetic novel include a repository for works of art from the National Gallery, Ninja Turtle lovers, football, and a bit of thievery. The concoction is fast paced, humorous, and poignant as young Dylan lays himself on the line for his family. Jason Hughes takes on the characters and situations, deftly creating personalities and narrative drive. One marvels at the craftiness of sister Minnie, the wisdom of the lone schoolteacher, the optimism and determinism of narrator Dylan, and the humorous confusion over famous artists, Turtles, and free-range chickens. Appreciation for the power of fine art shines through all. A.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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