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by | Read by Bruce Coville with a Full Cast

Children Ages 8+ • 3.8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1997

Bruce Coville is in top form (and that's very good indeed!) as he tells the story of Charlie Eggleston, whose problems in the real world are nothing compared to his problems with Mr. Elives' Magic Shop and the wisecracking Skull of Truth he picks up there. From the squeaky talking mice, Jerome and Roxanne, to the mysterious Hyacinth Priest, the cast of 17 voices is spot on, and Coville himself obviously enjoys Telling stories as much as he enjoys writing them. Lively and funny, Skull teaches while it entertains, and at the end the cavernous descent to return the Skull to its "true" home will emerge in your mind's eye as a light and sound extravaganza. M.C. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 99]



Book pak • Listening Library • 1997

CS ISBN 0807278289 $23.98 • Three cassettes

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