Fred Berman masterfully presents this diary-style look at the fantastical life of 14-year-old Ricky Jackson. Listeners join him as he hitchhikes round trip between Ohio and California in 1958. En route, he stops armed robbers, wins a rodeo, finds gold, meets Elvis and John Wayne--all realistically rendered--while maintaining an endearingly modest demeanor. Mum Jackson's wry personality, memorable English sayings, and humor make her Berman's best creation. Ricky shares valuable lessons he learns; a love letter about his many favorite books; and believable inventions, for example, a handheld hair dryer and a rotating showerhead. Audio guarantees a relatable listening experience for all ages as this audiobook recounts unfamiliar historical facts, a loving family life--and best of all--discovering girls. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Digital Download Podium Audio 2020
DD ISBN $39.99
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