Verdi

CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: C3227
Released: Jan 19, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419331589
Narrator/s: Kevin R. Free
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Verdi the python is very proud of his beautiful bright yellow skin and the bold black stripes that zigzag down his back. But as his mother sends him off into the steamy jungle of his island home, she says, "Grow up big and green." Verdi thinks the old green pythons that laze around in the treetops are boring. He's sure that if he can keep jumping and climbing and moving fast, he'll stay yellow and striped forever. Will Verdi's tricks really keep him young . or is he heading for a heap of trouble?

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Author(s): Janell Cannon

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Author(s): Janell Cannon
Narrator(s): Kevin R. Free
Product Number Z00706
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449884659
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Janell Cannon
Narrator(s): Kevin R. Free
Product Number 3A660
Released: Mar 11, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419331596
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Class Set
Author(s): Janell Cannon
Narrator(s): Kevin R. Free
Product Number 3K660
Released: Jun 10, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419331602
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Janell Cannon
Narrator(s): Kevin R. Free
Product Number 3C197
Released: Mar 22, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419331619
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Janell Cannon
Product Number 43987
Released: Jan 24, 2008
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ISBN: #9781419340222
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Author(s): Janell Cannon
Product Number 13996
Released: Feb 11, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: #9780152010287

Professional reviews

"When Verdi the python's mother turns him out into the world, urging him to grow big and green, he can't think of a worse fate in this story about the trials and tribulations of growing up. The story loses something without Cannon's vibrant illustrations, but narrator Kevin Free makes up for some of this loss with fluid vocalizations that suggest expression and movement. Verdi speeds and springs and eventually slows down and learns to see the world in a new way. An afterword provides information about snakes and pythons, making this educational, as well as entertaining. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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