Narrator Maggie Ollerenshaw's unassuming yet powerful storytelling pulls one into an adventure that begs to be listened to. In 1939 England, 10-year-old Emmie and her orphanage mates are hastily evacuated to Misselthwaite Manor. Her time at the Manor in the care of Lieutenant and Mrs. Craven and son Jack connects to Frances H. Burnett's 1911 book THE SECRET GARDEN--but is its own stand-alone story as well. What sorrows and joys await the children? Whom will Emmie befriend? What makes the Manor's gardens special? Ollerenshaw is a natural. Her steady pacing, calm yet compelling voice, and distinctive characterizations--especially for brusque gardener Mr. Sowerby and loving yet overwhelmed Mrs. Craven-- make for easy listening. Ollerenshaw's British accent adds authenticity. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2017]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2016
CD ISBN 9781520064765 $39.99 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781520064802 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781520064765 $39.99
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