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THE WINDEBY PUZZLE History and Story

by | Read by Lois Lowry, Lauren Ezzo, Andrew Gibson

Children Ages 10+ • 3.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Author Lois Lowry's voice joins those of Lauren Ezzo and Andrew Gibson. Each narrates a novella inspired by the Windeby child, a 2,000-year-old body found in a German bog in 1952. In "Estrild's Story," Ezzo evinces restrained ferocity for the tale of a girl who longs to become a warrior, a role her people's customs forbid. Gibson brings out the protagonist's sensitivity in "Varick's Story" as the disabled orphan finds joy in nature, relieving the feelings of marginalization he suffers. Lowry's calm, deliberate tones recount how learning of the body compelled her to imagine the circumstances that led to the child's death and how reading new research caused her to reimagine her fiction. Taken together, this audiobook is a fascinating look at the creative process. V.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780063287310 $27.99

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