Janet Metzger's thoughtful presentation enhances this charming story set in a California houseboat community. Listeners meet 12-year-old Frankie, who's on probation for misbehaving in New Jersey. Standouts performances include the character Michael, who repeats everything after a skateboard accident, and former TV star Margie, who refers to herself in the third person and helps Frankie when she's accused of stealing a necklace featuring a mermaid charm. Simple but hilarious humor, myriad accents, and Frankie's vivid dreams add color and atmosphere. Most unforgettable are encounters with the enchanting mermaid who appears in the listener's mind's eye. Listeners of all ages will enjoy and benefit from the invaluable life lessons from Frankie's weekly essays--addressed to her judge--sharing what she's learned each week. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Spoken Realms 2023
CD ISBN 9798212719988 $36.95 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798212719995 $31.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $22.51
Library Ed. Spoken Realms 2023
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