Splendors and Glooms

CD - unabridged
Kit (10 discs)
Product Number: 3G129
Released: Nov 01, 2012
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ISBN: #9781449835736
Narrator/s: Davina Porter
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Newbery Medal-winning author Laura Amy Schlitz has garnered starred reviews and popular acclaim for her Victorian gothic thriller Splendors and Glooms. When Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, pleads that mas-ter puppeteer Gaspare Grisini perform at her birthday party, she unwittingly places herself in the utmost peril. After Clara disappears the night of the show, Grisini's innocent assistants attempt to locate the missing birthday girl- but dark and terrifying forces await.

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Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Awards:2013-New York Times Bestseller

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CD
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Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Davina Porter
Product Number C5674
Released: Oct 04, 2012
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ISBN: #9781449835729
eAudio
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Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Davina Porter
Product Number Z05829
Released: Oct 01, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470322311
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Davina Porter
Product Number MP0540
Released: Feb 21, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470330002
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Davina Porter
Product Number 3M129
Released: Jan 01, 0001
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ISBN: #9781449835743
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Davina Porter
Product Number 3D804
Released: Nov 01, 2012
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ISBN: #9781449835750
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Product Number 4T0482
Released: Aug 28, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470387327
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Product Number 160172
Released: Sep 28, 2012
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Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: #9780763653804

Professional reviews

"In a spellbinding drama that sweeps across Victorian England from London to the wintry mansion at Strachan's Ghyll, Laura Amy Schlitz brings the despair, joy, and rich plotlines of a Dickensian novel to young listeners. Her cast interweaves the lives of standout characters a witch with a powerful orb, a magician with a penchant for puppetry and pickpocketing, two plucky orphans, and one desperately lonely, well-to-do child who is transformed, at times, into a puppet. Each one has a past, a spell, or strings to shed. Such a grand story merits a special narrator--one with a studied understanding of each character and the vocal flexibility to bring the drama to life. Davina Porter, with her seasoned talent and gentle British accent, does author Schlitz proud. Poignant examples are puppet Clara's moments of trailing off into wistful reverie, witch Cassandra Sagredo's harsh railing against her lot, and orphan Lizzie Rose's moments of plucky soldiering on. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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