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by | Read by Todd Haberkorn

Children Ages 10+ • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1990

This rediscovered gem from 1977 comes from prolific, three-time Newbery Honor winner Gary Paulsen. It's the first-person account of an unnamed 15-year-old who leaves his uncle's farm and goes in search of "life, sex, and what it means to be a man." He ends up joining a group of migrant workers on a beet farm, where the work is drudgery and the boss is sadistic. Running away again, he settles into the somewhat sordid life of a carnival, where he works with "T-John," of the book's title. Todd Haberkorn brings a wide-eyed innocence to the voice of the youth. Listeners will wish Haberkorn would just keep going, telling us more tales about this kid's coming-of-age. Even though the story involves graphic violence, Haberkorn makes this idealistic boy into a friend listeners will miss as soon as he stops talking. M.C. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2012]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9781455808229 $14.99 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781469241302 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781469241326 $14.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9781469241296 $39.97 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781469241319 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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