Trade Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2007
CD ISBN 9780545005135 $34.95 Six CDs
BENNY AND BABE is a coming-of-age story about a boy and a girl from different walks of life who forge a deep friendship. Benny is a townie from Dublin, who is summering in Wexford; Babe is a wooller, a local lass who initially won't give Benny the time of day. The pair dreams up a scheme to make money hunting for lost lures by tricking the natives, dodging sea currents and incoming tides, and ignoring sound advice from their elders. American listeners aged 10-14 must get past a first chapter full of Irish colloquialisms, a subject--the sport of hurling--unfamiliar to most outside the Emerald Isle, and a somewhat difficult-to-understand brogue. M.M.O. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]
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