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OFF AND RUNNING

by | Read by Barrie Kreinik

Children Ages 8+ • 2.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1996

Fifth-grader Miata Ramirez and her running mate, Ana, decide to challenge class clown Rudy and his friend, Alex, for the office of student body president. Barrie Kreinik's capable narration of this school tale pleases as she smoothly transitions from unobtrusive narrative to original portrayals of determined Miata, shy Ana, brash Rudy, and his cutup sidekick, Alex. This production offers an engaging look at school politics and the quest for popularity, along with the dynamics of boy/girl relationships. (Miata and Ana's school beautification platform contrasts sharply with her opponents' "longer recesses and more ice cream" agenda.) Whether bringing to life the story's lively dialogue or weaving in Spanish expressions that create the children's everyday world, Kreinik makes the most of Soto's engaging story. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • AudioGO • 2013

CD ISBN 978-1-4821-0173-7 $15.16 • Three CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • AudioGO • 2013

CD ISBN 978-1-62460-611-3 $39.95 • Three CDs

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