Narrator Kathleen McInerney sets the perfect tone in this unique gem, which addresses common questions adolescents face: how to be an original without being antisocial, how to be self-aware without becoming self-conscious, and how to be friends with one's sibling. Eleven-year-old Frances calls herself Figgrotten--she just likes how that sounds. Left to her own devices, she prefers to sit alone outside in the cold and feed the crows, much to her older sister Christinia's chagrin. McInerney's likable voice switches effortlessly between the engaging narrative and the youthful, carefully distinguished voices of Frances, Christinia, and other characters. McInerney conveys a sense of compassionate, humorous wisdom with this fine production, making it enjoyable to a wide range of listeners. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2018]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2018
DD ISBN 9780525525486 $15.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2018
CD ISBN 9780525525493 $38.00 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9780525525509 $38.00
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