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by | Read by Catherine Taber

Children Ages 10+ • 2.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Catherine Taber delivers the tentative intonations of shy fifth-grader Mattie, whose reticence is worsened by her mother's continual moving. Mattie has found her voice in writing. But that outlet ends when she’s silenced by a fellow student who reads her journal and embarrasses her in front of others. When Mattie comes to live with her Uncle Potluck, she is shy and afraid. Her uncle is a quirky character who sees his niece’s gifts. Taber gives his storytelling voice upbeat cadences and down-home accents. Taber’s delivery makes his warm and supportive gestures on Mattie's behalf and her growing trust sound "hound dog true." S.W. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2012]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2011

CD ISBN 9780307942432 $25.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9780307942449 $13.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2011

CD ISBN 9780307942456 $25.00 • Three CDs

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