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David and the Phoenix | [Edward Ormondroyd]

David and the Phoenix

When David finally has a chance to climb the mountain behind his new home he has no idea he is about to meet a fabulous mythical creature. When the Phoenix decides to take a hand in David's education the adventures - and the hilarity - really begin. Alas, the wonderful visits to griffons, sea monsters, and banshees will come to a crashing halt if the scientist stalking the Phoenix is successful.
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Publisher's Summary

When David finally has a chance to climb the mountain behind his new home he has no idea he is about to meet a fabulous mythical creature. Even if he had known, who could have guessed that a Phoenix would turn out to be so stuffy, so pompous - and so utterly endearing? (To say nothing of its fondness for Aunt Amy's sugar cookies!)

When the Phoenix decides to take a hand in David's education the adventures - and the hilarity - really begin. Alas, the wonderful visits to griffons, sea monsters, and banshees will come to a crashing halt if the scientist stalking the Phoenix is successful.

A tale filled with high humor and deep humanity, this much-beloved classic springs to new life in a full cast recording that features the author himself as narrator.

©2000 Edward Ormondroyd; (P)2002 Full Cast Audio

What the Critics Say

"An absolute keeper for all ages." (AudioFile)
"Edward Ormondroyd has written a stimulating, ageless story. It combines beautiful writing, topnotch adventure, and enchanting fantasy." (Chicago Tribune)

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    Joanne Folsom, CA, USA 07-28-03
    Joanne Folsom, CA, USA 07-28-03 Member Since 2002
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    "OK for children 6-9"

    This is not for older children. My son who is 10 and I were very bored. It may be cute for younger children.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly North Reading, MA, USA 11-25-03
    Kimberly North Reading, MA, USA 11-25-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Loved It!"

    We listened to this in the car on the way to/from school. The kids would race to the car each day so we could resume the story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Reademandweep LaLaLand 08-19-03
    Reademandweep LaLaLand 08-19-03 Member Since 2003

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    "David and the Phoenix"

    This was on of my favorite books, as a child. In a class with Charlotte's Web, this story is timeless and can be enjoyed WITH your children, as well alone. I love this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Kansas City, MO, United States 09-03-12
    Steven Kansas City, MO, United States 09-03-12
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    "A book everybody must read young & old"

    This fun to read book has lots of great life lessons and is a must read reguardless if you are young or young at heart. David goes on many adventures with The Phoenix and there is a great lesson to be learned with each one. I think this book needs to be listened to by anyone who has ever lost a loved one, human or animal, or great for those who will lose someone in the future. I listened to this wonderful production just as if I was a kid again. Eyes wide open, sitting on the couch amazed at what was going on, and waiting to find out what was next.
    The book paints some beautiful pictures in that movie of the mind and even better, its narrated by the author, you just can't ask for much more than that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Loved this book as a 1st grader! Not so much now.."

    I waited soooo long for this book to be revived since it went out of print. Good book for small kids (under 10). The narration however , I'm sorry, is: hideous. Ruined the audio for me. Ridiculous voice for the phoenix and read by the author. Really! So obnoxious and over-done. Such a shame.

    If you can stand the goofy voice quality of a creature that is supposed to be awe inspiring your kids will have fun with the story (think stuck-up arrogant Barney), but honestly I would suggest YOU read this book to your child or THEY read it for themselves.

    Funny that as a kid I had more respect for a lead character in the book than the author shows himself. Quite a let down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen San Francisco, CA, USA 07-28-03
    Ellen San Francisco, CA, USA 07-28-03
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    "Only for young children"

    I chose this book because, although an adult, I enjoy classic children's literature, such as the works of C.S. Lewis and Robert Louis Stevenson. "David and the Phoenix" was a disappointment (to my admittedly high standards). Although the sound quality and reading are good, I gave up on the story out of boredeom after about 45 minutes. This may be great for young children (I wouldn't know) but not for adults.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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