Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett has never strayed further from her family's farm than a horse can pull a cart. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder of the age"-a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair. Aunt Euterpe is inviting the Becketts to come for a visit and go to the fair! Award-winning author Richard Peck's fresh, realistic, and fun-filled writing truly brings the World's Fair-and Rosie and her family-to life.
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"Estelle Parsons's dry narration perfectly captures the voice of Rosie, a country girl on her first trip to Chicago for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. As she meets her Aunt Euterpe for the first time and sees such wonders as electric lights, marble pavement, and loose women, Rosie tells things as she sees them. Parsons creates distinctive voices for the central characters; her voices for Rosie's outrageous grandfather and reserved aunt are gems. The production creates an atmosphere through which listeners can imagine how amazing the new inventions of the times--among them hamburgers, moving pictures, and Ferris wheels--must have seemed. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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