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THE WRECK OF THE ZEPHYR 30th Anniversary Edition

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Chris Van Allsburg

Children Ages 4-6 • 15 mins. • Unabridged • © 1983

Spotting the wreck of an old sailboat resting on cliffs high above the sea, the narrator asks an old salt, "How did it get here?" Author Chris Van Allsburg narrates the captivating story of a boy who claims to be the greatest sailor of all--one who can sail above the water--and of being lost in a storm and washed ashore in an unknown port. Keeping his delivery evenly modulated, Van Allsburg never calls attention to particular words or events. He sometimes lets his voice trail off to reflect the story's mystery and allow the listener to interpret the meaning of events. Music is deftly crafted to underscore each specific moment--be it waves and seagulls, rustling leaves and breaking branches, or concertina and organ. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2014]

Book & Recording • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2014

DD ISBN 9780544050051 $18.99

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