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by | Read by Carrington MacDuffie

Children Ages 10+ • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

Carrington MacDuffie’s perfect once-upon-a-time voice fits this fairy-tale love story and adventure. Her narration acknowledges that this is a story escaping its genre boundaries as she captures its humor and satire. Both book and performance succeed because of the story’s unique characterizations. Christian lives in the forest with Ed, his stepfather, a troll who can’t get clichés quite right. Carrington gives Ed a rumbly voice. When Christian falls in love with Princess Marigold, Carrington plays up the drama with pacing and strong characterizations. The pace increases as Christian discovers dastardly plots by Queen Olympia, Marigold’s mother, whom MacDuffie portrays with a piercing timbre and chilling tones. Overall, though, MacDuffie sustains listeners with a calming narration that promises a happily-ever-after ending. S.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]

Trade Ed. • Listen & Live Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-5931-6098-2 $27.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN $19.57

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