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by | Read by Neil Patrick Harris

Children Ages 10+ • 2.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1974

Most adventure and survival stories pit boy against the elements, or boy against evil; for Artemis Slake, it is boy against the cruelty of his peers, or even worse, the anonymity of disinterest. When he disappears into the subway tunnels of New York, no one misses him, no one cares. But 13-year-old Artemis manages to survive on his own--in fact, he flourishes, as he creates his own little world apart. And yet, it is the growing concern of total strangers that allows him to believe in himself, and humanity, in the end. Neil Patrick Harris finds just the right tone of a disinterested observer, mirroring perfectly how Artemis feels about his own world. He becomes the meek, unobtrusive boy, the cleaning lady, the man with the turban--all with clear, distinct voices--while setting the tone of the story and moving it along. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2000

CS ISBN $18.00 • Two cassettes

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