reS-Gr 2-This is a lively retelling of the classic story by Virginia Lee Burton (HM, 1996). The narrator, Peter Kovner, provides dramatic narration, and a woman contributes a suitable, strong-willed voice for Maybelle. The story is accompanied by jaunty background music and sound effects that supplement the telling nicely. For example, a meeting is accompanied by low mumbling voices, and a victory scene is backed up with the sound of a cheering crowd. Side one of the tape includes page turn sounds of a bell clanging. On side two, the story is told uninterrupted. This book and tape set will be a useful addition for public and school libraries.
Maren Ostergard, Bellvue Regional Library, King County Library System, WA
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Makes me want to visit San Francisco again. Virginia Lee Burton had such great sensitivity to her surroundings.Published 1 month ago by L. L. Bennett
Our grandkids, ages 3 thru 6, loved it. All of whom live in San Francisco by the way.Published 4 months ago by LP
We bought this because we have many others stories by same author (Little House, Katy, Mike Mulligan) and wanted to add this to our collection. We read to my 3.5 year old. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kat
We have other books by this author, & my grandson loves to read them. It was perfect choice to help him learn how to read. I will be looking for more books like this one.Published 5 months ago by Barbara Evans
I love this story! Another reviewer had said it is a little slow at times and this is true but it never lost my daughter's interest. Read morePublished 7 months ago by jnikky
I'm so glad that a friend recommended Virginia Lee Burton to us. This book captured the attention of my 7 yr old boy, & it has quickly become a favorite of his. Read morePublished 8 months ago by B. Farrar
I was born in San Francisco, California and took the California Street cablecar to work every day. When I went to the hairdresser I took Mable the cablecar's line (Powell Street). Read morePublished 13 months ago by cathairetic