The Cookcamp

CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: C2150
Released: Oct 23, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402551345
Narrator/s: C.J. Critt
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In 1944, a little boy travels to Minnesota to live with his grandma, a Norwegian-American woman who cooks for the men who are building a road to Canada. Award-winning storyteller Gary Paulsen reveals the boy's adventures with poignant honesty and adventurous spirit.


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The Cookcamp
Product Number: BX00029220
Product Number:C2150
Product Number:Z07919

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Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number Z07919
Released: Jan 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490610252

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"A boy, who is five, must leave his home in Chicago while his father is away at war. He travels alone by train to the woods of Minnesota where he comes to love his grandmother and his life in the rough lumber camp where she cooks. At the conclusion of the recording Paulsen himself tells the listener more about the autobiographical aspects of this novel. C.J. Critt's breathy, sibilant style and her careful pacing add solidly to all of the story's characters. She has the subtle touch of a portraitist. While she doesn't rely on a wide variation in dynamics, pace or volume, nonetheless, the listener shares the boy's loneliness and understands his courage, longing and delight. It's a masterful performance of a touching book. L.R.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"