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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Wynne Jones Narrator: Charlotte Parry Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781464029141
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An icon in the children’s fantasy genre, Diana Wynne Jones garnered admiration and countless awards over the years for her dazzling works.

Meet Earwig, who is not your typical orphan by any stretch of the imagination. Unlike most, she loves it at St. Morwald’s Home for Children, where she knows everyone and usually gets her way. She likes it so much, she always makes sure she isn’t picked. So when Earwig gets adopted by a strange woman named Bella Yaga, she wants no part of it—especially after she finds out Bella is an evil witch. Now Earwig will have to use all of her considerable wit and charm (and the help of a talking cat) to get out of this mess and back home safely.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Featuring delightfully odd characters and eccentric magic, this all too brief tale is a fine introduction to the late author’s more complex YA novels.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Charlotte Parry reads Diana Wynne Jones’s story in a delightful English accent and provides expressive character voices. She brings Earwig to life with a sassy voice, while making the witch sound grouchy and irritated.”

    Library Journal

  • “Written for a younger audience than most of the magical novels by the late Jones, this early chapter book offers an amusing story in which it takes hard work as well as magic and cleverness to bring about a happy ending.”

    Booklist

  • “There’s just the right level of grotesquerie and scariness (worms that are "blue and purple and very wriggly") in this utterly charming chapter book. Earwig, as a spunky as any Jones heroine, keeps young and old readers chuckling through sadness at an era's end.”

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About the Author
Author Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) was an internationally bestselling British fantasy author. Although she was best known for her children’s books, Jones wrote anthologies, short stories, and nonfiction works for both children and adults. She has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Guardian Award for Children’s Books, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award; she has also been a runner-up for the British Carnegie Medal twice. A number of her novels have been adapted into movies, both for the big screen and for television. Her book Howl’s Moving Castle was made into a Japanese animated movie by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Among her most well-known works are the Chrestomanci series, the Derkholm series, and The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, which won the Hugo Award for Nonfiction. Jones lived in Bristol, England.

About the Narrator

Charlotte Parry has performed in several Broadway plays, including the revival of The Winslow Boy and The Importance of Being Earnest. Also an accomplished narrator, she has read several audiobooks for Recorded Books and Random House.