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by | Read by Peter Berkrot

Children Ages 8+ • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Slayton's book, full of old-fashioned storytelling at its best, is further enlivened by Peter Berkrot's narration. Set in 1940s West Virginia and inspired by family stories passed down to the author, this tale offers listeners glimpses of a long-ago world in which little towns thrived, connected by the continual thrumming of trains in the background. Berkrot's voice slips gently into Southern rhythms to capture the life and times of Rowlesburg, with its Halloween pranks, teen friendships, and close family bonds. His narration is both thoughtful and lively, and his characterizations compelling. Whether giving voice to teenaged Jimmy, the town's police officer, the school football coach, or Jimmy's father, Berkrot's depictions are adept and insightful—and he doesn't miss any opportunities to highlight the material's humor. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-2667-1 $22.99 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-2669-5 $22.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-2671-8 $22.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-2668-8 $69.97 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-2670-1 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-2672-5 $39.97

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