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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Robin Miles

Children Ages 8+ • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Narrator Robin Miles's vocal repertoire shines as she brings the Vanderbeeker world to life. Casting about for summer vacation activities, the four find refuge with their beloved upstairs neighbors and then witness a medical emergency. What can a 5-, 7-, 9-, and two 13-year-olds do to calm their fears and be helpful? As they alight on a plan to create a garden in a seemingly vacant lot, their resourcefulness and pluck swing into gear, and a widening group of neighbors both hinder and help in the work. Miles gives personality to each of the characters. Listeners will appreciate the spunk of the younger girls; the exasperation of the twins; the angst of Oliver, who feels responsible for the emergency; the respect of the once local bully; the gruffness of the building's landlord, and more. A listening treat. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2018

CD ISBN 9781501966576 $46.57 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9781501966743 $47.00

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