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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mordicai Gerstein Narrator: Tovah Feldshuh Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal comes a memorable new work, a novel of singular insight and imagination that transports readers to the Old Country, where “all the fairy tales come from, where there was magic—and there was war.” There, Gisella stares a moment too long into the eyes of a fox, and she and the fox exchange shapes.

Gisella’s quest to get her girl-body back takes her on a journey across a war-ravaged country that has lost its shape. She encounters magic, bloodshed, and questions of power and justice, until finally, looking into the eyes of the fox once more, she faces a strange and startling choice about her own nature. Part adventure story and part fable; exciting, beautifully told, rich in humor and wisdom, The Old Country is the work of an artist and storyteller at the height of his powers.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Preston Russell | 2/16/2014

    " it is an intering and supridingly old fashioned book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki | 1/19/2014

    " a Wonderful tale of war and the view points of different beings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel Ernst | 12/31/2013

    " This is a great quick read for young and old alike. It is reminiscent of folk tales passed from generation to generation. The writing style is loose, and doesn't get boggled down with too many details, like any storytelling. The story revolves around a little girl who gets tricked into trading places with a fox, it just so happens that war is waging all around them, and in the process she must rescue her family as well as regain her original form. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys folk tales, magic, and adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dracolibris | 12/27/2013

    " Recommended by a teen patron, it was hard for me to get into this story. It defintely has a different "flavor" than more teen lit I have been reading and was quaint in its own way, but I felt it was perhaps a little too young and simplistic for what i was craving at the time. "

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