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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Jim Dale

Children Ages 8+ • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

When Liesl’s beloved father dies, her stepmother locks her away in the attic. Her lonely existence is eased by the appearance of Po, a ghost, and his pet, Bundle. Meanwhile, Will, an alchemist’s apprentice, accidentally switches deliveries one night, and mayhem ensues as the powers that be try to get the right box into the right hands. Jim Dale has a merry time narrating; listeners may well feel that “Uncle Jim” is telling them a rather dark bedtime story. Oliver paints gorgeous images with her language, and Dale at times sounds wonderstruck by the beauty of the tale. (He also performs terrific old-lady sneezes and delightful animal noises.) Smart children and fun-loving adults will devour this clever cracked fairy tale. G.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2011]

Digital Download • Harper Audio • 2011

DD ISBN 9780062111203 $15.99


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2012

CD ISBN 9780449015025 $45.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780449015032 $39.00

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