Trade Ed. Ina Allen 2018
CD ISBN $14.98 One CDs
It isn't hard to imagine sitting with narrator Chris Potts as she tells this story. Her presentation is welcoming and intimate as she shares an old Russian tale of a girl who is living with her great-aunt, Olga. Potts's elderly aunt sounds demanding and gruff as she admonishes young Nanushka about the chores she expects to be completed during her absence. Portraying Nanushka, Potts ranges through many emotions-- from loneliness and despair over her tasks to delighted abandon as she plays with imaginary friends--sometimes Chinese dolls or top-spinning Peder or a fellow bubble lover. Listeners will hear her elation when the neighborhood provides an unexpected surprise. Story chapters alternate with musical selections of Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Bizet, and Beethoven. A perfect selection for family listening. A.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2018]
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