Author: Boston, L.M.
Narrator: Simon Vance
Format: 4 CDs
Length: 5 Hours
Format:Library CD Package ($37.95)Retail CD Package ($27.95)
Ping can hardly wait to spend another vacation at the fabulous old manor house at Green Knowe. But this summer, it seems he is not the only visitor. Hanno, a beautiful, smart, and-possibly-dangerous gorilla from the London Zoo, has gone missing. Could he be hiding in the lush gardens of Green Knowe? As the searchers draw ever closer to discovering the wayward gorilla, Ping does his best to hide his new friend-and to preserve Hanno's freedom.
Lucy Maria Boston (1892-1990) purchased a ramshackle manor house near Cambridge, England, in 1935, which over a period of two years she lovingly restored. It is the house that inspired her, at the age of sixty-two, to take pen in hand and create the beloved Green Knowe chronicles. L.M. Boston said she wrote her books to please herself--but the pleasure of her stories extends to all who read them.
Simon Vance is a native of Brighton, England. After graduating from the Brighton School of Music and Drama, and Leeds University, Vance embarked on a lengthy career with the BBC, in addition to narrating for the Talking Book Service of the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Later, he moved his residence and narrating career to California. His work has received five AudioFile Earphone awards and three Audie Award nominations.
"For those willing to suspend their disbelief and read carefully, the world of Green Knowe offers a wondrous escape."
New York Herald Tribune Book Review
"Superb and thrilling."
The Horn Book
"Mystery, wonder and suspense fill this unique story... Vivid."
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