Retail pak Chinaberry Sound Productions 2000
CS ISBN 0967969506 $14.95 Two cassettes
When Nan, the strange girl from the purple mountains, answers an advertisement for a "general housework girl," worlds of fantasy, caring, and contentment are opened for a refugee family. Ethel Cook's novel of children Kay and Gentian, who learn to escape from the harsh realities of their life with the assistance of the Wind Boy, has intrigued readers for many years. Lorrie Holt shares the magic of the story in a light and lyrical manner. Her gentle voice echoes Nan's concern and interest in bringing happiness to Detra and her children. Holt underscores the mystery by differentiating the voices of the characters. Music provides the calming background for the shifts between the real world and the fantasy world. THE WIND BOY is a soothing and intriguing recording. A.R. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 01]
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