Hazel’s best and only friend, Jack, has disappeared, yet no one else seems to notice. Hazel fears the worst and embarks on a quest to save her friend from a wicked ice queen in an enchanted land. The world of fairy tales can be dangerous, but for Hazel the real world of fifth grade is worse, so she’s up to the task at hand. Kirby Heyborne is a bit too slow paced in his delivery of the narrative, but he excels with dialogue and characterization. The listener easily pictures awkward Hazel, cocky tween boys, cruel witches, and helpful woodsmen. Even magical animals, ice, and wind come alive, thanks to Heyborne’s tones. This is a gem, and Heyborne makes the audio experience one to treasure with family. G.D. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2011]
Digital Download Harper Audio 2011
DD ISBN 9780062128737 $15.99
Library Ed. Listening Library 2012
CD ISBN 9780449014004 $55.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780449014011 $47.00
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