Narrator Amy Enticknap employs a range of British accents to highlight the culture shock 10-year-old Shirley experiences when she and her schoolmates are evacuated from London to the countryside just before England enters WWII. While the subject matter explores serious themes about war, class, and the nature of family, its overall spirit is one of adventure and discovery, which Enticknap highlights with a bright, open tone. Listeners will feel how much Shirley misses her old life even as she grows closer to her new companions as she pieces together the riddles of their lives. This energetic production will appeal to fans of stories like THE SECRET GARDEN and THE PENDERWICKS. A.F. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2017]
Trade Ed. Bolinda Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781489405883 $19.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781489405890 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2017
CD ISBN 978-1-4894-0590-6 $59.97 Ten CDs
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