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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Arte Johnson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good old fashioned children. Following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins, the four Willoughbys hope to attain their proscribed happy ending too, or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one. However, it is an unquestionably ruthless act that sets in motion the transformations that lead to their salvation and to happy endings for not only the four children, but their nanny, an abandoned baby, a candy magnate, and his long-lost son too. Replete with a tongue-in-cheek glossary and bibliography, this hilarious and decidedly old-fashioned parody pays playful homage to classic works of children’s literature.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 5/21/2011

    " A very good read-aloud. Clever humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chantelle | 5/2/2011

    " This is a really cute and clever book. I laughed a lot while i read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mindelynn | 4/17/2011

    " I love Lois Lowry but this was different than her typical work. Certainly brought out a fun sense of humor and was a lovely story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lee | 4/14/2011

    " Very funny dark comedy for kids, especially those familiar with traditional dark fairy tales (Hansel and Gretl, etc) "

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