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Author & Illustrator: Vera B. Williams   Narrators: Barbara Rosenblat, Carine Montbertrand, Daisy Eagan

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    ISBN: 9781591123392
    Release Date: 06/30/2003
    Grades: K - 4
    Reading Level: 4.2
    Length:  28 Min 03 Sec



    "...The story follows two young sisters, and is told in unrhymed poetry and song. ...Listeners will cherish this sweet treasure." - School Library Journal


    Review by: School Library Journal - February 15, 2003
    "Vera B. Williams' award-winning book is performed by three women who bring its lyrical words to life. The story follows two young sisters, and is told in unrhymed poetry and song. Each poem reveals a nugget about the girls and their situation. They are each other's comfort as Daddy is in jail and their mother struggles to keep the family afloat. There are gently humorous moments, as well as heartwrenchingly poignant ones. The narrators capture it all, providing voices for each character. They treat each of William's carefully chosen words with the respect it deserves, adding vocal punctuation that is missing in the text, and possibly making this book more accessible to a younger audience. Listeners have time to appreciate the illustrations which, like the text, capture much in only a few lines. Listerners will cherish the sweet treasure."


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