Retail pak Listening Library 2001
CS ISBN 0807204676 $18.00 Two cassettes
This collection of Junie B. Jones stories, including JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK, JUNIE B. JONES IS A PARTY ANIMAL, JUNIE B. JONES IS A BEAUTY SHOP GUY, and JUNIE B. JONES SMELLS SOMETHING FISHY, brings the delightfully precocious Junie B. Jones back for four more escapades. Although she offends some adults with her poor grammar and sentence structure (setting a bad example), most 6 and 7-year-olds think she's wonderful. Through her tone and manner of expression Lana Quintal epitomizes the Junie B. Jones who comes to life in every story. Quintal's Junie B. is energetic, self-centered, impatient, self-righteous, and creative. Her clipped tone, with a hint of baby talk, changes from matter of fact, to wheedling, to sad, with each plot twist, as if Junie B. were right there talking to us. While the supporting characters are clear, distinct, and consistent, it's Junie B. who charms us every time. W.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]
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