Library Ed. Recorded Books 2010
CS ISBN 9781449839451 $33.75 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 9781449839000 $46.75 Four CDs
Erin Moon gives a lovely reading of this island tale about the emotional bonds of family and place. If the State of Maine closes the school on Bethsaida Island due to the decrease in students, 11-year-old Tess Brooks's family will have to leave the only home she’s ever known. To save the school, Reverend Beal hatches a plan to offer homes to foster children, and the islanders await their June arrival with excitement. Moon's portrayal of Tess is so genuine that it’s almost startling the first time she introduces another voice in the story. She also produces authentic Maine voices as she recounts what that summer brings to light. K.O. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2011]
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