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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (161 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Esmé Raji Codell Narrator: Esmé Raji Codell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Esmé tells us about the night she and her mother became “egg vigilantes” against an illegally parked car; her freewheeling first school, where kids sat on sofas instead of at desks and could choose disco dancing instead of math; her dangerous neighborhood, which her father made seem friendly and wondrous; the Passover dinner when she stole a matzoh right out from under a rabbi; the awe-inspiring, life-threatening Chicago snowstorms; and lessons about love from tea-reading gypsies and Popeye cartoons.

In stories that perfectly evoke the perspective of her ten-year-old self, author Esmé Raji Codell demonstrates her gift for making the ordinary extraordinary, and the unusual familiar. Sing a Song of Tuna Fish is a memoir of a Chicago childhood; a tribute to the art of attention; and most of all, a joyful listening experience for kids and families.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michaela | 2/17/2014

    " Almost feels more for adults than for children - maybe just because I read it near the end of high school. She points out the wisdom of childhood in a series of enjoyable stories that always make me want to remember and write my own childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Grace | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoyed Vive la Paris and Sahara Special much more than Sing a Song of Tuna Fish. If you read this and are not impressed, please still consider giving another one of Codell's books a chance. If you read one of Codell's other books before this one, you might be disappointed. So I suggest that you read this one first and keep an open mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 2/9/2014

    " A collection of fun autobiographical stories. I think we could all write a book like this if we thought hard enough, but not everyone could write them as clearly and with such humor. "Grandma's Fun House" was my favorite. However, I gave it only three stars because none of the stories are strong enough for me to remember a week later, without looking through the book again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bec | 2/4/2014

    " Well-written and edited memoir, documenting the quirky adventures and characters in the author's life. "

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