Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2001
CS ISBN 0754052451 $18.95 Two cassettes
It's quite obvious upon first hearing Brian Cant's rendering of this funny tale that he is very talented. The wizard, Joel, and Gemma are hilarious as they visit the Proverbial Village and hear wordplay aplenty on All Spells' Night. They meet Grinwode, a witch, who has trouble reading her book of spells, thus goofing up her intention to turn someone into a curse rather than a hearse; she also casts a smell rather than a spell. Cant imbues each eccentric character with a distinctive personality. The puns, proverbs, and misused words are fun and clever, serving as subtle lessons for young listeners. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]
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