Trade Ed. Listening Library 2017
DD ISBN 9780525493860 $23.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2017
CD ISBN 9780525493877 $50.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780525493884 $50.00
Narrator Miriam Margolyes singularly tells this story of Gertie Milk, who is shipwrecked on Skuldark Island. Having lost her memory adds to her troubles. Things improve when Kolt, the keeper of lost things, befriends her. As Kolt, Margolyes sounds friendly and comforting when he tells Gertie that he returns lost things when an ancient book advises him to. The island is bursting with lost items from all of history. Listeners will hear about ancient China, Aristophanes's calculation of the world's circumference, and other aspects of history. It's fun to hear Gertie's reaction as she helps Kolt by flying a Sopwith Camel plane but painful to hear her homesickness when she sees a future abandoned Los Angeles and suspects it might have been her home. Enjoyable history factoids provide additional lessons for young listeners. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2017]
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