cover image The Wells Bequest: A Companion to the Grimm Legacy

The Wells Bequest: A Companion to the Grimm Legacy

Polly Shulman, read by Johnny Heller. Penguin Audio, library edition, unabridged, six CDs, 6.75 hrs., $59.99 ISBN 978-1-101-63250-5

After a time machine appears in his bedroom, a boy named Leo discovers that it is possible to rent any mystical or magical object, tool, or weapon from any science fiction novel ever written at a place called the New-York Circulating Material Repository. Seasoned narrator Johnny Heller delivers an absolutely thrilling performance of this spirited novel from Shulman. Heller’s exuberance and boyhood tenacity are perfect for the role of Leo, who’s imagination runs rampant and often gets him into trouble. Heller’s youthful tone makes the impossible seem possible and the unlikely more than likely to happen at some point, in the spirit of Shulman’s narrative. This keeps listeners on their toes as the plot shifts back and forth, through space and time, and everywhere in between. Ages 10–up. A Nancy Paulsen hardcover. (July)