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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Cherry Jones

Children Ages 8+ • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Cherry Jones's expertise shines in a short novel that's long on emotions. Her narration emphasizes 10-year-old Ferris's fundamental belief that "every story is a love story." Jones's nuanced delivery captures the affection of Ferris's large family; listeners will feel the many facets of their love. Central to the story is Charisse, Ferris's beloved grandmother. Each time Jones utters her throaty endearment, "Darling," its tenderness resonates powerfully. Jones voices Ferris's continual concern about Charisse until it becomes a refrain of worry. Jones portrays all the other characters equally strongly. They range from the practicality of Ferris's devoted mother to the fractiousness of Ferris's younger sister, Pinky, whose desire to become an outlaw makes her difficult to love. Still, Jones demonstrates that Ferris manages to do so. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2024]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593867938 $20.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593867945 $50.00

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