It's a lazy summer in Meadville, South Carolina, and one of Mr. Mineo's homing pigeons--one-legged Sherman--is on the loose. Listeners hear the interwoven pursuits of eight quirky townspeople as they scheme to take home the pigeon. Will it be narrator Stella with sidekick Gerald; her annoying brother, Levi, and fellow punks; town liar and bully Mutt; or someone else? Suzy Jackson's brisk pace necessitates careful listening to take in the story's quick shifts from one location to the next and Connor's many descriptions of small moments, such as rain that is "weighing down the Queen Anne's lace." Jackson's enunciation is clipped and precise. She's convincing as young Stella, skillful as the scheming boys, ever resigned and helpful as Gerald--all with a just the right touch of Southern twang. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2013]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2013
CS ISBN 9781470370640 $46.75 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 9781470370626 $46.75 Three CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470374709 $49.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781470370664 $42.00
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