Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2004
CD ISBN 0060735929 $13.95 One CDs
DD ISBN 006081831X $10.95
The author of SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL addresses new baby jealousy in her trademark forthright, yet sensitive, manner when Cassie refuses to acknowledge that her beloved mother, Sarah, is pregnant. Mingled with the story of Cassie learning to share are the sights and sounds of nineteenth-century farm life, making for a full-hearted rural tale. MacLachlan's writing has a sincere sweetness that Glenn Close's narration emphasizes. An adult may find the result slightly cloying, but it captivates young lis-teners. It's gentle and exquisitely articulated, and the pacing is superb, pausing at the right emotional moments, speeding up when Cassie is flustered. Very nicely done. A.C.S. 2005 ALA Notable Recording (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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