Library Ed. Listening Library 2004
CS ISBN 1400090547 $23.00 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 1400094917 $30.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN 1400090555 $12.60
Thirteen-year-old Dina has learned her family's trade of fine tailoring in their German home in the 1870s. When she's sent to Mama's brother in Brooklyn, she expects to be relieved of the endless needlework, but instead she finds a house of tailors poorer than the one she left. Dina's nimble fingers are desperately required in this dreary place, but she longs to return to Germany. In this impeccable reading by Blair Brown, the voices are just different enough for the listener to discern which character is speaking. Dina's youthful exasperation and na?ve expectations are presented with a suitably delicate touch. A lovely story to be shared by adults and children. N.M.C. 2005 ALA Notable Recording (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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