A rich story and authentic sounding dialect distinguish this dynamic audio. Curtis’s Newbery Honor Book tells the story of Elijah, an 11-year-old boy who is the first freeborn black in his Buxton, Canada, settlement. Elijah is working on overcoming his fears of snakes and living down the story of how, as a baby, he threw up on Frederick Douglass. Mirron Willis delivers depth of emotion as he shapes the story's rhythms and pacing. He successfully shifts from a light comedic tone of much of the story to a tone of chilling determination when Elijah becomes involved in a dangerous mission to free a group of slaves. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 08]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-6719-3 $50.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7393-6414-7 $25.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-6415-4 $55.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 978-0739364161 $51.00
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