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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Simon Prebble

Children Ages 8+ • 5.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1899

Tired of kids who sit at a computer or a video game all day long? Who have lost their imaginations? And their ability to read a book and then to use what they read to enrich their lives? Meet the five Bastables. Here are children filled with adventurous spirits, abundant imaginations, and great kindness, but not a farthing to their name. They are trying to restore the "fortunes of the house of Bastable" by treasure hunting in every way they can dream up. Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and H.O. (Horace Octavius) will delight by making you laugh aloud and weep with joy. Simon Prebble has a great time as Oswald, the secret narrator, and he plunges into a rich range of English accents and rich baritones to identify all the adults who come along, from the G.B. (great benefactor) to the Poor Indian. Get this tape! This book! And spread it around liberally! We really need to remember this esprit. B.H.B Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]



Book pak • Recorded Books • 2001

CS ISBN 1402507089 $37.00 • Four cassettes

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