Library Ed. Listening Library 1999
CD ISBN 0807205273 $24.00 Two CDs
The ARTHUR ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION provides a terrific family-listening experience. Younger listeners will sympathize with the typical fears and aspirations of elementary-school-age children, and parents will recognize themselves in the characterizations of the adults in Arthur's world. In each of the stories, "Arthur Accused," "Arthur Makes the Team," "Arthur's Mystery Envelope," and "Arthur and the Lost Diary," Arthur comes to grips with a tangible situation: finding his niche on the baseball team, facing apprehensions about a letter sent home from the principal, or overcoming the temptation to look at someone's private possessions. Mark Linn-Baker sets a jaunty pace to move each episode along and shifts with facility from one character to the next. He creates just enough vocal differentiation to make characters distinct. Dream and imagined situations are clearly presented by the use of a voice echo. Enter Arthur's world and enjoy a glimpse of our own! A.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]
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