Erin deWard gives a heartfelt and sensitive narration of this engaging coming-of-age story about friendship and family secrets. Tweens Bumble and her best friend, Lizard, decide to learn Guernésiais, the dying language spoken on a small island between France and England. Bumble hopes that this endeavor will help her mother, a linguistics professor who studies languages on the verge of going extinct, be proud of her and accept the bold Lizard. DeWard's range of emotional tones conveys Bumble's shock, grief, and guilt when she realizes just how distressed her mother is about her work and captures Bumble's anger when she feels Lizard has betrayed her. Teen listeners will appreciate deWard's youthful voice as she learns to appreciate family and navigate friendships. M.F. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781666177305 $10.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781666177312 $25.95
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