cover image Adam Canfield of the Slash

Adam Canfield of the Slash

Michael Winerip, , read by Patrick G. Lawlor. . Brilliance Audio, $26.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-59737-091-2

Just where is all the news that's fit to print? Well, it may be right at Harris Elementary/Middle School.

Lawlor gives energetic voice to Adam Canfield, ace student reporter and new co-editor of the school newspaper, The Slash , as he and his colleagues uncover one of the biggest stories not only at the school, but the whole town. Questions of ethics (should they expose a potential scandal involving their principal?), the propriety of the education system, and the number of organized extracurricular activities one kid can handle, are solid undercurrents to this fresh and often-funny story. In Lawlor's capable hands, the tale takes off to entertaining heights—in addition to Adam, his characterization of third-grade cub reporter Phoebe is particularly good. Winerip, a Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist for the New York Times , knows a thing or two about newsrooms and reporting, giving this recording a depth that can be appreciated by listeners of many ages. Ages 8-12. (June)