Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman

CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: BN2725
Released: Oct 15, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743140307
Narrator/s: Catherine Milte
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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Description

Antonio S is a boy who knows all sorts of things. Scarrabo the Magnificient is a magician. Professor Kettering is a doctor. They live together at the top of a grand old house built long ago for a duke. But who is Theodore Guzman, the secretive old man who lives downstairs? What mysterious things does he know? It takes someone like Antonio S to find out.

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Author(s): Odo Hirsch

Professional reviews

"The old mansion where Antonio lives holds secrets, but it's no school for wizards; and the mysterious presence in one of the apartments is not an ogre, but a quiet old man, who is seldom seen or heard. Antonio's imagination stirs when he learns that the recluse was a famous stage actor, and he feels compelled to win the old man's attention and approval. This thoughtful, almost rambling story, with its focus on character, is a wonderful oddity among current middle-grade novels--indeed, its Australian author has hardly been noticed. Perhaps this audio version, beautifully performed by Catherine Milte, will help it find its American audience. This is best for the "bookish" child, or one who is drawn to writing, theater, history or poetry. S.P. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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