Question of the Day:
If people who read books on paper are called bookworms,
then are people who
Audio books are considered to be the fastest-growing segment in the publishing industry, growing 75 percent since 1995 and representing $2 billion in annual sales, according to the Audio Publishers Association (APA).
This summer, young Elizabeth and her
little brother are going to their uncle’s farm alone. Their parents are staying
home in the city. Elizabeth can’t wait to run through the fields, sleep outside,
and explore her uncle’s big farm house. One night at the farm, Elizabeth sees a
tall, thin figure floating down the road. Although at first she thinks it’s a
ghost, she soon finds out that it is Zeely Tayber, going to feed her hogs before
dawn. In the following days, Elizabeth watches the proud, dignified woman. She
is unlike anyone Elizabeth has even seen before. Could she actually be an
African princess? Virginia Hamilton has won a Newbery Medal and the Hans
Christian Anderson Award for her books for young readers. In Zeely, she twines
lessons about individuality and courage into a fascinating story of a young
girl’s discovery. Award-winning actress Lynne Thigpen provides the perfect
voices for both the curious Elizabeth and the mysterious Zeely.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Recommended for listeners ages 8 and up
Narrated by Lynne Thigpen
Clamshell case and cassettes in very good condition