Queen of the Falls

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.45 hours)
Product Number: Z10150
Released: Apr 27, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490662862
Narrator/s: Angela Goethals
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Description

The New York Times best-selling author of Jumanji and The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg has garnered the National Book Award, multiple Caldecott Medals, and the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. Queen of the Falls highlights the death-defying attempt of 62-year-old former charm school teacher Annie Edson Taylor to be the first woman to survive the perilous plunge over Niagara Falls.

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Product Number C5851
Released: Apr 11, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456117085
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Product Number 3G201
Released: Apr 18, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456117092
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Product Number 3E107
Released: Apr 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456117115
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
Product Number 4T290
Released: Aug 27, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456117122
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
Product Number 16694
Released: Apr 04, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: #9780547315812

Professional reviews

"On the afternoon of October 24th, 1901, seeking fame and fortune to last into her old age, widow Annie Edson Taylor, a 62-year-old charm school teacher, plunged over Niagara Falls nestled inside a carefully crafted oak barrel. Angela Goethals's deliberate yet leisurely narration lets all the aspects of Taylor's exploit resonate--from the design and building of the barrel to Annie's growing apprehension as the falls approach. The meticulous preparation that led up to the day is thoroughly detailed in both Van Allsburg's trademark sepia illustrations and carefully researched text. Goethals's tone and clipped diction present Taylor's life matter-of-factly. This title is best suited to middle grade listeners who will benefit from having the book available to fully appreciate the interplay of story and illustrations. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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