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by | Read by Jessica Almasy

Children Ages 10+ • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Narrator Jessica Almasy provides a haunting delivery of a story that weaves historical fiction, Scandinavian fairy tales, and a coming-of-age theme. Thirteen-year-old Astri’s life has taken a bad turn: After her father goes to America and her mother dies, her aunt sells her to a cruel, hunchbacked goatherd for two gold coins and a goat’s haunch. Almasy voices the dark undertones of the story. She doesn’t hold back in showing Astri’s complicated character—an unsettling mix of kindness, conniving, and ruthlessness born from the need to survive. S.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-4906-1557-8 $46.75 • Four CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4906-1558-5 $42.00

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