Won Ton by Lee Wardlaw audiobook

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

By Lee Wardlaw
Read by James Yaegashi

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664411203

  • ISBN: 9781664519039

Runtime: 0.11 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2011 Washington Post Best Book for Children

A Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee

Award-winning author Lee Wardlaw's books have been honored by such prestigious groups as the American Library Association and the Children's Book Council. Using a Japanese form of short poetry that concentrates on humanlike foibles, Won Ton follows a shelter cat as he gets a new home. When the cat, who considers himself a prince of his kind, is given the name Won Ton, he's aghast. ''How can I be soup?'' he asks. But soup or not, Won Ton and his new owner soon find a way to live happily together.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The charm of the text is that we see everything anew, from the cat’s perspective.” Chicago Tribune
“[A] wry, heartwarming title that’s sure to find wide acceptance in the classroom and beyond.” Booklist (starred review)
“Wardlaw’s terse, traditional verse captures catness from every angle…Perfect pussycat poetry for anyone who has ever loved a shelter cat.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Wardlaw has a fine understanding of the feline mind, and each seventeen-syllable poem packs a big impact…A surprisingly powerful story in verse.” Publishers Weekly
“Written in clever and evocative haiku, this delightful story follows Won Ton as he settles into his new home and neighborhood. This cat clearly has personality, and James Yaegashi puts a subtle purr in voice as he brings the cat to life vocally.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Children will enjoy the adventures of a cat named Won Ton as he makes the journey from animal shelter to his new home and from aloofness to caring…James Yaegashi is outstanding in delivering the haiku and in making this audio flow from poem to poem as a story. Within each haiku, he brings auditory delight.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Lee Wardlaw

Author Bio: Lee Wardlaw

Lee Wardlaw has published more than two dozen award-winning books for young readers. Her books have been honored by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, Children’s Book Council, the International School Librarians Association, and more. She has also won seven state reader’s choice awards and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, the Author’s Guild, California Reading Association, and Children’s Literature Council of Southern California. She lives in Santa Barbara with her family.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.11
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English