Trade Ed. Listening Library 2005
CD ISBN 0307281833 $34.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN $23.80
Library Ed. Listening Library 2005
CS ISBN 0307207250 $40.00 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 030728185X $50.00 Six CDs
Boston and Phippsburg are close geographically, but 13-year-old Tucker Buckminster, who moves to Maine with his minister father, discovers they are two different worlds. He tries to fit in but the door is firmly shut until he finds friendship with old Mrs. Heard and sprightly Lizzie Bright. From the beginning, Sam Freed portrays Tucker as open, caring, and honest as he faces his new life. Freed doesn't differentiate the many characters, but his Maine accent is superb. Freed superbly conveys Tucker's innocence and naïveté as he faces prejudice, his wonder and awe at communing with the whales, and finally his growing strength of character and sense of self. Very fine! WL.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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