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by | Read by Georgette Perna

Children Ages 8+ • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Georgette Perna’s deft narration enhances Holm’s story of a generation gap gone haywire. How do you cope when your grandfather turns up as a teenager who becomes your babysitter and draws you into a daring B and E of his former science lab? Perna voices 12-year-old Ellie’s wacky adventures with glee. Her tones contrast well with the voice of Ellie’s exasperated mother, who doles out life lessons to her previously 70-year-old father, Melvin, now a teen. Even better is Perna’s delivery of Melvin’s mixed persona of adolescent know-it-all and senior curmudgeon. Perna’s exuberant storytelling takes the edge off the author’s slight didacticism about the wonders, and evils, of science. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2014]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2014

CD ISBN 9780804193801 $30.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9780804193818 $15.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2014

CD ISBN 9780804193825 $30.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9780804193832 $38.00

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