Library Ed. Listening Library 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-7391-0 $30.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Grin your way through the zany accidents of Vern, Maggie, and Junior Blossom. When the police arrest Pap and Junior breaks his legs falling off the barn roof, the family flies into fits of chaos. Narrator Blain Fairman captures the old-fashioned quality of this comedy. The story is told by multiple characters, and Fairman's distinct voices follow each story thread. Fairman also conveys the story's innocence. In a complicated world, the main characters emerge as naïve, making events humorously theatrical. Fairman manages to be dramatic without overacting. Even pacing and an understanding of the emotional character of children bring this story to life. Children who fancy slapstick humor in a nostalgic setting should be a gleeful audience. C.A. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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