Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1419350676 $37.75 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1419355821 $48.75 Five CDs
Narrator Jennifer Ikeda tackles a misfit, those who bully her, and a wise, old neighbor with grace and charm. Twelve-year-old Hero is not only wrestling with her name, gleaned from Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, but also with a new town and a new school. She feels like she's a nothing, and Ikeda touches the listener with her poignant inner monologue--or is it truly soliloquy? Mrs. Ross, the elderly neighbor, is especially well done in a patient grandmotherly tone. Inviting and entertaining from beginning to end, this tale--which also involves a missing diamond--provides insights on bullying and a history lesson on the Elizabethan Age as well. D.L.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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