Narrator Jayne Entwistle elegantly portrays an adventuring rockhopper penguin and her companions--animal and human. Freya, the penguin, is inspired to travel by her avid reading of HINTS TO LADY TRAVELLERS AT HOME AND ABROAD (a real book). She settles into the basket of a hot air balloon that three 1897 Swedish explorers are hoping to land at the North Pole (a real historical event). Soon, Freya discovers that a vagabond mouse from London has also stowed away. With a studied cadence and precise enunciation, Entwistle lets the story unfold. Her British accent is perfect for Zoose, the mouse. She gives each character subtle personality traits and allows the listener to chuckle at humorous turns of phrase and ponder the many twists of the expedition. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9781984832962 $15.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2019
CD ISBN 9781984832979 $38.00 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9781984832986 $38.00
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