Book pak Listening Library 1997
CS ISBN 080727853X $16.98 Two cassettes
Fans of Dick King-Smith's animal tales, including BABE, will delight at this newest story about Henrietta Hickathrift who runs away from home--that's the old folks home. On her 75th birthday, Henny takes off for an English seaside town. Through June Whitfield's perfect narration we're introduced to the Goode family of five red-headed children, who adopt Henny. Each child has a distinctive voice, and children's voices are devilish to get just right. With astute timing and nuance Whitfield conveys the simple pleasures, the growing bond between Henny and the family, and the delight Henny gets from her new life. The story is a family treasure, and Whitfield just makes it more so. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 97]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.