Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CS ISBN $32.95 Four cassettes
This exceptional story, set in remote China, depicts the coming-of-age of a young girl. Narrator Liz Sutherland perfectly captures every nuance of this bittersweet story. When Lu Si-yan's beloved father dies, her uncle sells her to make money for the family. She goes from being a servant girl to hard labor in a toy factory but still maintains her sweet resilience. Sutherland conveys youthful thoughts in a most unique manner; she also portrays a lovely grandmother, a brain-damaged boy, and the good and bad people Lu Si-yan meets on her journey. Sutherland brings a smile as listeners hear her dramatically convey every aspect of the story. A remarkable tale that will appeal to listeners of all ages. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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