Airbox pak Listening Library 1998
CS ISBN 0807280348 $16.98 Two cassettes
The sadness of loss and the gentle comfort of remembrance permeate this lovely story of Spoon Gilmore in the summer following his beloved grandmother's death. As Spoon searches for the token he needs to keep Gram close to his heart, Blair Brown breathes life not only into Spoon but also into his quirky and lovable family as well--his gentle, husky-voiced grandfather; his generous, garden-addicted parents; and, most particularly, his sparkling and pesky sister, Joanie. Brown portrays the charming, obsessive, stick-collecting Joanie so richly that the listener imagines this six-year-old to be a reincarnation of Brown's own girlhood self. Joanie comes so fully alive, in fact, that Brown's reading of Spoon pales just a bit in comparison. The wonderful combination of heartfelt emotion and ordinary humor will make this a favorite for individual, as well as family, listening. T.B. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 99]
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