Library Ed. Recorded Books 2008
CS ISBN 9781428104433 $41.75 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 9781428104488 $51.75 Five CDs
This unusual and compelling story about the friendship between a girl and a skittish dog is narrated by Liz Morton. Desa Dean is unable to leave the confines of her isolated mountain cabin after witnessing her mother's horrible death: she froze to death. Living with her taciturn father, Desa longs for a friend she can confide in. Morton's slow pacing mirrors Nuzum's pithy, beautifully written narrative. Her limited use of expression flawlessly captures this 11-year-old girl's struggle to overcome her troubles. Desa’s life changes when a three-legged dog, a victim of abuse, stumbles into her life. With patience and a lot of love the two find the comfort they need. Listeners who like animal stories, such as SHILOH, will enjoy Morton's interpretation of Nuzum's heart-tugging story. L.C. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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