Trade Ed. Listening Library 2005
CD ISBN 0307282856 $30.00 Four CDs
DD ISBN 0307282872 $21.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2005
CS ISBN 0307283429 $30.00 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 0307283437 $38.00 Four CDs
Cooper Jewett is 14 when his beloved grandfather dies, leaving him with a dairy farm to look after. Bizarre things happen--big men in black sedans follow him, the farmhouse is ransacked, the barn is set afire, and he even meets the president, who may be his long-lost mother. While Jesse Berns reads with gusto, he has a strange idea of a rural New Hampshire accent. Cooper's elderly allies, Mrs. Perley ("gracious goodness") and Mr. Searle, are lovely old-fashioned characters voiced with humor, dignity, and pretend crotchetiness. All Berns's characters are distinctive and fun. What a pity he can't laugh--amusement and menace sound exactly the same. A.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
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