Library Ed. Audio Bookshelf 2009
CD ISBN 9780981489063 $39.95 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Since tornadoes are a way of life in summertime Grand Island, Nebraska, Don and his buddies think nothing of the latest tornado watch. Narrator Riley Dugan is outstanding as the multitude of diverse and colorful characters who inhabit this 1980s story. Before the storm we meet Aunt Goldie, Mrs. Smiley, Don's baby brother, even Jimmy Carter is mentioned. As the boys demonstrate small-town life, they help and are helped by numerous people because when you yell help, everyone becomes your neighbor, including Mennonites and people from Texas. Dugan perfectly captures young innocence and excitement while elderly wisdom and resignation keep things real. This action-packed coming-of-age story will captivate young listeners. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2009]
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