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Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson   Illustrator: Abby Carter   Narrator: Rachael Lillis

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Happy19
    ISBN: 9781430110040
    Release Date: 03/01/2011
    Grades: K - 4
    Reading Level: 3.4
    Length:  15 Min 34 Sec

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    Andy Shane Barn Sale Mystery CD
    ISBN: 9781430110033
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    Description 

    "...listeners become detectives, right along with the children...giving a unique and appropriate voices of buyers at the barn sale, a dog barking, and wrapping paper crinkling give the feel of a radio play."-School Library Journal

    Reviews

    Review by: AudioFile Magazine - October 15, 2011
    [Editor's Note: The following is a combined review of ANDY SHANE IS NOT IN LOVE and ANDY SHANE AND THE BARN SALE MYSTERY]-"-Rachael Lillis narrates two Andy Shane adventures with zest. Andy is a boy who makes lists when he has a problem to solve. Here he finds missing binoculars and works himself out of a pickle when his constant companion, Dolores, is bent out of shape by the arrival of a new girl in their class. Lillis gives individualization to Andy's character and to Andy's friends and grandmother. Andy is thoughtful, Dolores and Lark are enthusiastic, and Granny Webb is full of wisdom and humor. Lillis's dialogue, complete with varied voices, comes across as realistic and childlike."
    Review by: School Library Journal - August 15, 2011
    "Andy Shane devises a plan to get his Granny Webb the perfect un-birthday gift-a case for her well-loved binoculars. However, since he doesn't have much money, he and his friend Dolores decide to gather cast off items form around the neighborhood and hold a barn sale. When the binoculars are accidentally sold during the sale, the pair cleverly tracks them down. The clues that Andy and Dolores collect and the lists they create are read in a softer voice by narrator Rachael Lillis so that listeners become detectives, right along with the children. Andy can't afford both the binoculars and the case, so he adds his trusty, but well-worn bike to the deal. The plot has a cute twist, reminiscent of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"- at the un-birthday party we learn that Granny has traded her binoculars for a seat and horn for Andy's bike. Lillis expressively reads Jennifer Richard Jacobson's story, giving unique and appropriate voices of buyers at the barn sale, a dog barking, and wrapping paper crinkling give the feel of a radio play. Page turn signals are optional. Another fun early-chapter book in the series that can be enjoyed by emergent readers who are ready for a longer book with a more complex plot."