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Author: Paul Fleischman Narrator: Richard Poe, John McDonough, Carine Montbertrand, Robert Ramirez, Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1985 ISBN: 9781464043550
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This collection of short poems from Newbery Award–winning author Paul Fleischman delightfully celebrates the essence of birds. The companion to Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, its poems feature two voices speaking sometimes together and sometimes in turn. Experience the magic and magnificence of the immortal phoenix. Enjoy the fluttering elation of finches at dawn and the swiftness of swallows at dusk. And empathize with the loneliness of the last passenger pigeon in the Cincinnati Zoo.

The musical voices of five excellent narrators perform these poems in harmonies and cadences as pleasing as birdsong. Their voices capture the melodic, rejoicing, soaring freedom of the beautiful aviary kingdom and, occasionally, its loneliness and despair at being exploited by the human race.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Echoic, inspiring poetry.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This recording is an audio treat!…Listen and enjoy, and listen and enjoy again!”


  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harrison | 11/25/2013

    " this book is amazing and you truely have to have two people to read it, you also have to read it several times before you fully understand it. collin and i are going to read the poem phoenix for our grade:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 10/27/2013

    " Another great book filled with Poems for Two Voices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 10/19/2013

    " This book, by Paul Fleishman was about very different poems based on nature. what was very creative about his poems was that it was ment for two people to read. most of his poems were very descriptive and good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austin | 10/13/2013

    " I read the poem, "The Phoenix." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 4/26/2013

    " Fine readers theatre. I'm still partial to "Joyful Noise," by the same author (same genre). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jimmy | 4/10/2013

    " Not as good as Joyful Noise, but still interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 3/5/2013

    " How much fun this book is! Not only does it promote poetry, but it promotes sharing poetry and the spoken word. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 10/20/2012

    " It was interesting to listen to this book instead of read it. Definitely a good choice, though some of the readings seemed overly theatrical to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/18/2012

    " This book of poems describes birds and I think is equal to it's counterpart "Joyful Noise." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marya | 7/31/2012

    " Well I guess you have to have a beta. Thank heavens he went on to write Joyful Noise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nielson | 7/29/2012

    " Poem: "Dawn" pg.3. These poems are meant to be read together with a child side by side so sometimes you will both be reading the same or different words at the same time. I think this gives a more of a flighty, birdy feel which is neat. However, it has the potential to be confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 4/28/2012

    " Like Fleischman's book "Joyful Noise," this collection is amazing. "The Passenger Pigeon" and "Warblers" were family favorites. We read in two voices from this book all evening. "

About the Author

Paul Fleischman has written more than twenty-five books for children and young adults. He received a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. His novel Whirligig was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist. His Breakout was a finalist for the National Book Award.

About the Narrators

Richard Poe, a professional actor for more than thirty years, has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including 1776 and M. Butterfly. On television he has had recurring roles on Star Trek and Frasier. His films include Born on the Fourth of July and Presumed Innocent. Poe is a well-known and prolific audiobook performer and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and won eleven Earphones Awards. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.

Carine Montbertrand is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks. When she first started working in the 1990s, she sounded younger than her years and specialized in children’s and young adult titles. Since then she has expanded to fiction for adults and has recorded everything from murder mysteries to fantasy and inspirational titles. She is adept with dialects and accents, voicing characters from countries around the world. She also specializes in English language titles with a French flavor, as she is half French. With her audiobooks, she has the opportunity to tell wonderful stories while finding voices for men, women, children, and sometimes ghosts and extraterrestrials.

Robert Ramirez came to audiobook narration fresh from his MFA in classical theater. Initially answering a casting call for a narrator who spoke Spanish, Robert has used his Mexican-American background to imbue authentic flavor and dialogue in audio titles. His powerful command of language and rich voice reflect his interest in dialects. Ramirez is the winner of eight AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Ruth Ann Phimister has appeared off Broadway and in numerous regional productions, including Life with Father with Robert Reed. She has also worked in television, film, and commercial voice-over.