Trade Ed. Listening Library 2016
CD ISBN 9780553396126 $15.00 One CDs
DD ISBN 9780553396133 $10.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2016
CD ISBN 9780553396140 $15.00 One CDs
DD ISBN 9780553396157 $22.00
Kudos to Lorna Raver for knowing her characters and narrating them to a tee. In this third of the Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Baby Lincoln, who is actually a gray-haired lady, walks out the door, having packed a suitcase to set off on a “necessary journey.” Raver’s pacing mirrors the deliberateness of each character’s speech and actions. Her Baby Lincoln is understated, kindly, and resolved. As Baby's bossy older sister, Eugenia, Raver is cantankerous and feisty. Without melodrama or exaggeration, Raver underscores the joys of dreaming, friendship, and sisterly love. On her train ride, Baby encounters a spot-on train conductor, a forthright young woman who shares jellybeans, a fearful boy traveling alone, and a fur-coated gentleman, all of whom in their own special way boost Baby’s confidence. Raver’s presentation of DiCamillo’s nuanced language invites multiple listenings. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2016]
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