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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Children Ages 10+ • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

What could be more grand than a boy, time travel, and trains? In Cairo, Illinois, during the Great Depression, Oscar learns that his dad must go to California to hunt for a job and that their beloved Lionel trains must be sold. Narrator Malcolm Hillgartner movingly presents the happy home and compatible family that will soon be separated. He also captures prickly Aunt Carmen, dear Mr. Applegate, Dutch (Ronald Reagan), and Alfred Hitchcock on the eventful odyssey. Subtle lessons about American history, poetry, and trains are perfectly rendered. This outstanding audiobook is ideal because the story is lengthy and complex at times. Since history seems to be repeating itself, Oscar would be at home in today’s USA. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2010]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-8946-1 $24.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-8948-5 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-8950-8 $19.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-8947-8 $54.97 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-8949-2 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-8951-5 $39.97

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