Trade Ed. Listening Library 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-3889-6 $19.95 Four CDs
Little sisters can be exasperating--just ask 8-year-old Beezus. She tries to be patient with her 4-year-old sister, Ramona, but sometimes Ramona is just too much. Thankfully, Beezus learns that sisterly love is not always perfect. Four years later, Beezus and Ramona's father is unemployed. Ramona is up to her usual antics, trying to help her father be healthy and happy and set things right--and the Quimby family will never be the same. Stockard Channing reads with empathy for both Beezus and Ramona. The listener feels compassion for Beezus, who is somewhat whiny and put upon, while secretly rooting for Ramona, who is endearing yet exasperating. Channing makes this series new for another generation of listeners. J.K.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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