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by | Read by Kirby Heyborne, Jennifer L. Holm

Children Ages 8+ • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Narrator Kirby Heyborne’s approachable style makes this heartwarming piece of historical fiction all the more engaging. Ten-year-old Beans Curry is a natural leader whose gang follows his lead on everything as they move around Depression-era Key West, Florida. Times are hard, and all of the townspeople scoff at the “New Dealers,” government agents sent to turn the town into a tourist attraction. Holm infuses the story with homey facts of the times—party-line phones, newfangled sewing machines, Shirley Temple at “the pictures”—as well as old-fashioned slang that rolls off Heyborne’s tongue. His gentle tone and energetic pacing keep the story moving to the unexpected conclusion. S.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2016]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2016

CD ISBN 9780735207547 $27.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9780735207554 $14.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2016

CD ISBN 9780735207561 $27.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9780735207578 $34.00

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