Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1998
CS ISBN 0745187900 $18.95 Two cassettes
In this exotic fable, Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass, tells of an Asian girl whose great dream is to be a firework-maker like her father. This exotic tale literally bursts with images--from the names of fireworks Lila creates ("Crackle Dragons" and "Golden Sneezes") to her friend the pure white elephant and the terrifying Fire Fiend surrounded by his Fire Imps. Narrator Lambert is a marvelous teller--projecting awe, excitement or determination in the characters with an astute mix of enthusiasm and subtlety. He delivers a jolly repertoire of voices, keeping his performance animated but not outrageous. Delicious entertainment for families highlights Pullman's keen, literate writing. R.F.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: MAR/APR 98]
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