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by | Read by Charon Normand-Widmer

Children Ages 4-6 • 14 mins. • Unabridged • © 2020

Charon Normand-Widmer energetically narrates this story of life in a refugee camp for one imaginative little girl. Abia moves through her daily routine in Ethiopia's Shimelba Camp picturing herself a queen: strong and clever and gentle, as needed. Normand-Widmer's rich and resonant voice expresses Abia's delightful self-confidence in her current circumstances and her uneasiness as she contemplates life beyond the camp in a new forever home. Lively background music sets the tone for this audio picture book production, while well-chosen sound effects fill in the details of the illustrations. Attentive young listeners will hear sounds of wildlife and a gushing water pump, as well as a school bell and sneakers on gravel. N.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2020]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2020

CD ISBN 9781690593331 $19.99 • One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781690593317 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781690593348 $9.99

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