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by | Read by Tara Sands

Children Ages 10+ • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator Tara Sands winningly introduces the residents of Trowbridge Road, which is in suburban Boston. After 10-year-old Ziggy Carlo's mom brings him to live with his Nana Jean, he notices a girl sitting in a tree watching him. June Jordan lives nearby with her mother. Characters are memorably portrayed by Sands, with Nana Jean's compassionate warmth being the standout. Soon the kids help each other cope with their individual problems by entering a magical world. Sands emotively describes the beauty of nature, simple meals, and June's life with her agoraphobic mother, who became a germophobe after her husband's death from AIDS. Most appallingly, she demands that June take bleach baths to obliterate germs. The realistic yet inspiring conclusion will help kids with parents who have mental health problems. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2020]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2020

CD ISBN 978-1-7997-6792-3 $29.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7997-6791-6 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-7997-6794-7 $29.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2020

CD ISBN 978-1-7997-6793-0 $59.97 • Five CDs

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