Abel's Island

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Product Number: 3K172
Released: Feb 08, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402550249
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint-Abel, for short-is a rich and silly mouse. He spends most of his days just having fun, going to picnics with his wife, playing croquet with friends, and dancing at parties. Unlike most other mice, Abel has never had to work for anything. All that changes one blustery fall day when his wife's scarf flutters away in a gust of wind. Abel races off to rescue it and is swept away in a rainstorm. When the storm is over, Abel finds himself washed up a deserted island. To survive the winter, this pampered mouse will have to work hard at building a home and gathering food. Can he figure out a way to get off the island and return home-or is he stuck living by himself for the rest of his days? With warmth and wide-eyed enthusiasm, this Newbery Honor Book will delight young readers with an insightful tale of a mouse rising to the greatest challenge of his life.

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Author(s): William Steig
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Narrator(s): George Guidall
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Professional reviews

"While attempting to retrieve his wife's scarf, the wealthy, indolent Abel is carried away in a flash flood. He finds safety on a little island which, for the next year, becomes a place of endeavor and self-discovery. Steig's classic fable of Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint, a stuffy, smug mouse, makes marvelous reading aloud. As read by the ever-talented Guidall, it's superb. Steig's vocabulary is considerable and, while some of the concepts may escape a younger audience, Guidall's smooth rendition, perfectly accented, propels the adventure forward with magical consistency, never losing sight of the protagonist's character. No one could read it better. This is a joy for all ages. S.B.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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