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Long ago and far away . . .

There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.

And in this castle lived a family. But not just any family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and . . . spoiled. And King Guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was . . . a nap and a gown that didn't itch.

Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants. But not just any peasants. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. And in possession of a stolen pouch. But not just any pouch. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives . . .

And oh, there is an author. But not just any author. Sharon Creech is a Newbery Medal-winning author whose tantalizing tale will not only dazzle and delight but also entertain and excite.

Review:

"Actress Wiltsie deftly narrates the Newbery Medalist's protracted fairy tale, which takes place in something like a medieval Italian kingdom. The story unfolds in short episodic chapters that follow two orphaned peasant children, Pia and Enzio, who discover a leather pouch marked with King Guido's seal. Before they can understand the meaning of the objects inside the pouch, they are whisked off to the Castle Corona to become 'tasters' for the king, who is fearful of being poisoned. Wiltsie alternates effortlessly between narrator and the many different voices: outspoken Pia, arrogant Prince Vito, silly and spoiled Princess Fabrizia, aristocratic King Guido. The playful tone, the mystery of a thief's identity and the wide range of voices will give listeners several hours of enjoyment. Ages 8-12. Simultaneous release with the HarperCollins/Cotler hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 17, 2007). (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes an imaginative tale about spoiled royals and the peasant children who transform their lives. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Great Unexpected, The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061355332
Author:
Creech, Sharon
Publisher:
HarperFestival
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Wiltsie, Jennifer
Performed by:
Wiltsie, Jennifer
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Wiltsie, Jennifer
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Jennifer
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Wiltsie, Jennifer
Author:
Wiltsie,
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Historical - Medieval
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20071002
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.84x5.32x.80 in. .30 lbs.
Media Run Time:
300
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details pages Harper Children's Audio - English 9780061355332 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Actress Wiltsie deftly narrates the Newbery Medalist's protracted fairy tale, which takes place in something like a medieval Italian kingdom. The story unfolds in short episodic chapters that follow two orphaned peasant children, Pia and Enzio, who discover a leather pouch marked with King Guido's seal. Before they can understand the meaning of the objects inside the pouch, they are whisked off to the Castle Corona to become 'tasters' for the king, who is fearful of being poisoned. Wiltsie alternates effortlessly between narrator and the many different voices: outspoken Pia, arrogant Prince Vito, silly and spoiled Princess Fabrizia, aristocratic King Guido. The playful tone, the mystery of a thief's identity and the wide range of voices will give listeners several hours of enjoyment. Ages 8-12. Simultaneous release with the HarperCollins/Cotler hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 17, 2007). (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes an imaginative tale about spoiled royals and the peasant children who transform their lives. Unabridged. 5 CDs.
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