Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780147521910 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9780147521934 $85.50
Fred Sanders's touching narration captures all of the compassion this respected author feels for the vulnerable children he's spent his career studying. Sanders's tone and pitch convey tenderness that doesn't distract from the didactic aims of his audiobook. Boyce is a pediatric health researcher who says all parents know children who are orchids--those who are fragile, sensitive, and more prone to physical illness, psychological distress, and behavioral problems. They come into the world needing more care than the seemingly invulnerable dandelions of the world. Sanders delivers Boyce's hopeful message that with enough nurturance and the right kind of teaching orchid kids can escape a life of stress and discover avenues of achievement and connection that allow them to flourish. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
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