Trade Ed. Random House Audio 1996
CD ISBN 9780307243171 $19.95 Four CDs
DD ISBN : 9780553750577 $12.95
Library Ed. Books on Tape 1996
CD ISBN 9780807217771 $38.00 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9780739330593 $32.30
Written in 1995, Christopher Paul Curtis captures the Watson family in 1963 as a timepiece. Curtis’s story is a strong one with humor, tragedy and family life finely interwoven. Portraying the African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, Levar Burton needs to recreate an era more than 30 years ago. Burton doesn’t quite manage to make us believe this is a family of the ’60’s. The epilogue directed to a young audience has an important message for listeners putting the story of the Watsons in historic perspective. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 97]
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