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by | Read by Ali Nasser

Children Ages 8+ • 8.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Twelve-year-old Shad Hadid, who is brought to life in Ali Nasser's performance, lives in Maine but seeks out the comfort of his homeland in Lebanese cooking and baking. A fateful summer of discovering his family's secret roots in alchemy, along with a personal tragedy, precede his invitation to study the craft at Alexandria Academy. But tragedy and nefarious plots await. Nasser provides the youthful energy needed to portray a 12-year old boy whose cheerful spirit never lets the bad get the best of him. In keeping with the intended audience, Nasser portrays villains with cartoonish evilness, making the audiobook as funny as intended. Plus, the Lebanese words are expertly pronounced throughout the production. S.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780063094840 $24.99

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