Junebug

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Product Number: 43183
Released: Mar 20, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788756825
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In the dingy Auburn Street project where Junebug lives, ten is the age when young boys start joining gangs and helping drug dealers. Junebug has watched his friend, Darnell, drift away in a sleek, dark-windowed car. He has seen his Aunt Jolita, surrounded by a cloud of jewelry and perfume, strut off with silent gang leaders. Junebug's mother works hard to keep him and his little sister safe. So do the librarian and the tutor who set up a reading room in the basement of the graffiti-coated apartment building. But Junebug is afraid; his tenth birthday is coming up soon. Alice Mead is a former teacher in inner-city schools. In Junebug, she gently portrays a dangerous world as seen through the eyes of a child who refuses to give up his optimism and hope. The voice of narrator Peter Francis James adds a warmth to this tale that allows Junebug to step from the page into the listener's heart.

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Author(s): Alice Mead
Series: Junebug Series No: 1

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SteadyReader
Author(s): Alice Mead
Narrator(s): Peter Francis James
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Product Number C7064
Released: Sep 20, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428159389
eAudio
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Author(s): Alice Mead
Narrator(s): Peter Francis James
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Product Number Z10738
Released: Jun 12, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490667379
eBook
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Author(s): Alice Mead
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Product Number EB00102310
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429952439
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SteadyReader Hanging Bag
Author(s): Alice Mead
Narrator(s): Peter Francis James
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Product Number 3C966
Released: Dec 31, 1996
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ISBN: #9781428161832
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Author(s): Alice Mead
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Product Number 12427
Released: Jan 24, 2000
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Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
ISBN: #9780312561260

Professional reviews

"Junie B.'s first day of kindergarten is fraught with calamity. Bullies push her down on the bus ride to school. People call her simply "Junie." To avoid the ride home on the "stupid smelly bus," she hides in a supply closet. Having the building to herself after school is lots of fun--until Junie B. has an emergency. Christina Moore brings this feisty 5-year-old to life with spirited narration. Her voice has the right amount of anxiety in it, especially when it edges toward hysteria. She keeps a steady pace and does a good job in the few instances when she needs to switch from child to adult voice. P.B.J. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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