cover image Edgar & Ellen: Under Town

Edgar & Ellen: Under Town

Charles Ogden, , read by Ariadne Meyers. . Scholastic Audiobooks, $24.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-545-00525-8

Reading with particular care to detail, though never stooping to primness, Meyers conveys a distinct aura of fun during nasty-natured twins Edgar and Ellen’s third adventure. Throughout the latest tale featuring this comic-gothic duo, Meyers gives Ellen a high-pitched squeal for her speaking voice and Edgar receives a growly tough-kid purr. This time out, the notorious troublemaking pair find their best pranks being copied by a mysterious stranger, and seek the mastermind behind the new round of capers. As a fun bonus, Meyers gamely tackles the songs included in the story, her jaunty singing a worthy sidekick to Ogden’s humorous lyrics. Multifaceted Meyers sings both parts of the songs, Edgar joining Ellen in brief, sunny duets. Ages 9-up. (May)