Joanna Scanlan's spirited delivery complements this action-packed story about shoe tycoon Wendy Wedge and her bullying son, Walter. Listeners will meet the fascinating and ingenious Foot family--Ruby, Bear, and dad, Ivor. An annual competition for the Golden Shoe Award--usually won by a Wedge--is underway. When Ruby and Bear realize their dad's flying shoes (sure to win the big prize) have been stolen, they secretly search for them. Scanlan excels with ingenious shoe-related wordplay, the Wedges' nastiness, and the Foots' earnestness. Chapters are called sizes and movingly cover serious topics such as big business vs. small business. The climax makes for a gratifying listen for all ages. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Bolinda Audio 2021
CD ISBN 9781867533443 $29.99 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781867533696 $16.61 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781867527190 multiple sources
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