MORNING GIRL

Michael Dorris, Author
Michael Dorris, Author , read by Eliza Duggan and Riley Duggan. Audio Bookshelf $24.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-9741711-6-6
Hardcover - 80 pages - 978-1-56282-285-9
Paperback - 978-1-56282-661-1
Hardcover - 80 pages - 978-1-56282-284-2
Prebound-Other - 74 pages - 978-0-606-06583-2
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-7927-8379-4
Paperback - 74 pages - 978-0-7868-1358-2
Paperback - 80 pages - 978-0-7868-1372-8
Prebound-Sewn - 74 pages - 978-0-7807-4233-8
Prebound-Glued - 74 pages - 978-0-7857-3845-9
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-9741711-5-9
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-935430-30-8
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Youthful brother and sister narrators are a great choice to interpret Dorris's novel, written from the point of view of Morning Girl and Star Boy, two Taino siblings living on a Bahamian island in 1492. A string of images of everyday life and the dynamics between family members introduce listeners to what this part of the world was like before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Eliza and Riley achieve a commendably comfortable level with the text, something that is sure to appeal to many young listeners. Riley's boyish, high-pitched voice and sometimes excitable tone is perfect for the classic "rambunctious little brother" role. In a brief epilogue (narrated by Terry Bregy), Dorris signals the arrival/encroachment of European explorers. The way this text and recording bring alive a lesser-known side of a well-studied bit of world history may well spark discussion in classrooms and family kitchens. Ages 8-up. (Jan.)

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