Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4056-5748-8 $21.95 Two CDs
Paul has lots on his mind. His mother has remarried, and, in addition to having a new dad and a stepsister, Mandy, soon he'll be a big brother. More problematic, though, is his own bullying big brother, Josh, who's none too pleased with being forced to share a room with Paul. When the baby arrives early, Mandy, Josh, and Paul are shipped off to their grandparents' house at Longstepping Farm, where tensions between the three kids come to a head. Tom Lawrence is a master of accents and ages; equally comfortable as the youngsters or the wonderful Welsh grandparents, Lawrence also does an authentic-sounding sheep's bleat. As Lawrence depicts how siblings torture and ultimately teach one another, he navigates listeners smoothly through a most satisfying story. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2008]
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