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THE SHOE BIRD A Musical Fable based on a story by Eudora Welty

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Jim Dale with the Seattle Symphony, Northwest Boychoir, Vocalpoint! Seattle

Children Ages 8+ • 1 hr. • Audio Program • © 2003

This is not your ordinary audiobook, but a musical fable that listeners of all ages can enjoy. Think of PETER & THE WOLF, and you get the idea of what’s in store for listeners. But wait, add in Jim Dale, marvelous master of voices, to this adaption of a short story by Eudora Welty. The Seattle Symphony and two children’s choruses weave and swoop around the narration like the birds who visit the shoe store to be fitted for shoes. Dale creates clever, whimsical, and always-memorable voices for Minerva the owl, Gloria the goose, and Arturo the parrot, along with the extinct dodo and the exotic phoenix. The whims, demands, and petty rivalries of the birds teach listeners a few lessons. THE SHOE BIRD will become a classic for generations of listeners. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7738-2 $14.95 • One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7740-5 $14.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7739-9 $24.95 • One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7741-2 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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