Horns and Wrinkles

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.70 hours)
Product Number: Z01184
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449899370
Narrator/s: Jessica Almasy
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As her cousin Duke-the bully of Blue Wing, Minnesota-dangles her precariously from a steel bridge 20 feet above the flood-swollen Mississippi, Claire doesn't expect to softly land on a passing boat or to see Duke floundering in the river. And yet as these unlikely events-and more-suddenly begin to happen, some in the sleepy river town don't seem at all surprised. But when a rhino's horn suddenly sprouts from Duke's face and his parents turn to stone, 12-year-old Claire decides to take action. Tracking down trolls and convincing them to reverse a curse, however, may not be as easy as she thinks. Garnering starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, Joseph Helgerson's debut novel Horns & Wrinkles is a captivating American fantasy that features a "touch of the Pinocchio effect" (School Library Journal) and a tenacious, likable heroine whose understated eloquence makes this endearing tale "thoroughly believable" (Publishers Weekly). "Tongue-in-cheek humor brings a delightful zing to the playfully inventive storytelling and fast-paced plot . A new Mississippi River fable has been born."-School Library Journal, starred review

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Horns and Wrinkles
Product Number: BX00003258
Product Number:Z01184
Product Number:C3989

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CD
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Author(s): Joseph Helgerson
Narrator(s): Jessica Almasy
Product Number C3989
Released: Jan 19, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428133723
eBook
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Author(s): Joseph Helgerson
Product Number EB00033117
Released: Feb 18, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547348827
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Joseph Helgerson
Narrator(s): Jessica Almasy
Product Number 3B256
Released: Feb 05, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428133730
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Class Set
Author(s): Joseph Helgerson
Narrator(s): Jessica Almasy
Product Number 3L256
Released: Mar 20, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428133747
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Joseph Helgerson
Narrator(s): Jessica Almasy
Product Number 3C807
Released: Mar 05, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428133754
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Joseph Helgerson
Product Number 44923
Released: Mar 10, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428133662
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Joseph Helgerson
Product Number 14799
Released: Feb 26, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Sandpiper
ISBN: #9780618616794

Professional reviews

"In a story reminiscent of "Pinocchio," young Duke's misdeeds cause him to be cursed with a growing horn of a nose, which can only be cured by an act of kindness. Though reluctant, his cousin Claire agrees to help Duke out of his predicament, and the adventure deepens with spells, trolls, and mystifying events. Though the tale is imaginative, this performance lacks a sense of progression. One could mix up the discs and not have any sense of the story being out of order. Possibly it's Jessica Almasy's pacing or lack of variation in pitch that contributes to a feeling of slogging through. In any case, this production has a sameness that wears thin. M.H.N. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"