Trade Ed. Listening Library 1999
CD ISBN 9780739338759 $19.95 Two CDs
Marc Brown has written 50 books about Arthur and his friends. Each of these four stories holds a lesson that is strengthened by one of the characters' epiphanies. The audio is as supportive for new readers as it is for older listeners trying to understand issues of growing up. Narrator Mark Linn-Baker shows his understanding of the stories' emotional undertones. Guilt fills Buster's voice after stealing a fossil during a class visit to Rainbow State Park. Baker also depicts the snotty voice of Francine, who's challenged to become nice for a week, and Arthur's discomfort when he and Francine are teased about being in love. S.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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