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by | Read by Gerard Doyle

Children Ages 6+ • 3.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

When elderly Mr. Franklin is injured, he asks young Bet for a strange favor: to go into the meadow to read a book about earthworms--not TO him, but FOR him. This quirky British tale of the little gentleman--an ancient mole who can talk and has other magical powers--is oddly engaging. The spell that it casts over listeners is enhanced by the narration of Gerard Doyle. His Mr. Franklin is gruff, his Bet is young and sincere, and his mole is the essence of the little gentleman. Doyle has listeners suspending disbelief and joining Bet in a tale that introduces them to magical spells and the sweep of history. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]



Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2005

CS ISBN 1419335995 $32.75 • Three cassettes

DD ISBN $17.47


Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2005

CS ISBN 1419336002 $24.95 • Three cassettes

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