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Charlotte's Web

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Brought to life by Meryl Streep and a full cast, this beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect" (New York Times). Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spider web tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. Includes an appreciation written and read by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, the cover artist of this edition and author/illustrator of Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White. Narrated by Meryl Streep, featuring: January LaVoy as Charlotte Kirby Heyborne as Wilbur MacLeod Andrews as Templeton With additional performances by: Mark Bramhall as Lurvy Scott Brick as the Minister Cassandra Campbell as Edith Zuckerman Danny Campbell as Homer Zuckerman Mark Deakins as Mr. Arable Kimberly Farr as Mrs. Arable Tavia Gilbert as the Goose Dion Graham as the Gander Almarie Guerra as Nellie Johnny Heller as the Fair Announcer Lincoln Hoppe as Avery Raymond Lee as the Baby Spider Robin Miles as the Old Sheep Adenrele Ojo as Aranea Ray Porter as Uncle the Pig Emily Rankin as Fern John Rubinstein as Dr. Dorian Bahni Turpin as the Lamb Julia Whelan as Joy

©1952, 1980 E. B. White (P)2019 Listening Library

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Ragged Company

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Four chronically homeless people - Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger - seek refuge in a warm movie theater when a severe Arctic front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world and, once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing “the same story over and over again” in favor of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck. A found cigarette package (contents: some unsmoked cigarettes, three $20 bills, and a lottery ticket) changes the fortune of this struggling set. The ragged company discovers they have won $13.5 million, but none of them can claim the money for lack proper identification. Enlisting the help of Granite, their lives, and fortunes, become forever changed. Ragged Company is a journey into both the future and the past, told by an accomplished full cast which includes, in order of appearance:  Monique Mojica as AMELIA ONE SKY Benjamin Blais as DIGGER J.D. Nicholsen as TIMBER Douglas Hughes as GRANITE Wesley French as DOUBLE DICK 

©2009 Richard Wagamese (P)2019 Anchor Canada

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