Enthusiasm

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Product Number: Z00275
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449869373
Narrator/s: Jennifer Ikeda
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Julie is a quiet bookworm. Her best friend Ashleigh, on the other hand, is an "Enthusiast." As long as they have known each other, Ash has been obsessed with one thing or another. Now it is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, which just happens to be Julie's favorite book. Before Julie knows what hit her, she and Ash are decked-out in 19th-century garb, smelling like mothballs, and crashing the local all-boys prep school formal dance. Their mission is to find their personal Misters Darcy. But when they set their sights on the same young gentleman, their journey into the world of proper English courtship looks like it might cause a broken heart or two. First-time novelist Polly Shulman has earned glowing critical praise for this funny and romantic tale that even Miss Austen herself would be proud of. Jennifer Ikeda's skillful narration perfectly captures both Julie's inner turmoil and Ashleigh's sheer enthusiasm. "[An] involving and often amusing narrative of friendship, courtship, and (of course) true love."-Booklist, starred review "A charming romantic comedy."-School Library Journal "Several cuts above the usual fare."-Kirkus Reviews

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Product Number:Z00275
Product Number:C3923

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Author(s): Polly Shulman
Narrator(s): Jennifer Ikeda
Product Number C3923
Released: Oct 30, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428122130
eBook
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Author(s): Polly Shulman
Product Number EB00390688
Released: Jun 05, 2014
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Publisher: Speak
ISBN: #9781101118825
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Polly Shulman
Narrator(s): Jennifer Ikeda
Product Number 3B214
Released: Jan 08, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428122147
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Class Set
Author(s): Polly Shulman
Narrator(s): Jennifer Ikeda
Product Number 3L214
Released: Oct 30, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428122154
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Polly Shulman
Narrator(s): Jennifer Ikeda
Product Number 3C764
Released: Nov 17, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428122161
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Polly Shulman
Product Number 44831
Released: Oct 30, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428122079
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Polly Shulman
Product Number 14759
Released: Nov 14, 2006
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Publisher: Longstreet
ISBN: #9780399243899

Professional reviews

"In this modern-day PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, protagonist Julie yearns to find her Mr. Darcy, while balancing the crazy antics of her socially unfettered friend, Ashleigh, who tries to find her Mr. Bingley. Mimicking the characterizations of sisters Elizabeth and Jane of the original story, Jennifer Ikeda portrays these misses in classic style. She captures the emotional angst of quiet, reserved Julie and the boisterous Ashleigh equally well. Other characters such as the snooty prep school boys, their headmaster, and the girls' unwitting mothers also come alive through skillful narration. Jane Austen would be happy to listen to this well-done rendition of her classic story and know that traditional romance is still in style in the 21st century. D.L.M. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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