During an unforgettable year that begins when Henry discovers a lost, hungry dog he calls Ribsy, listeners will have a grand time. Before the suspenseful conclusion, they'll meet Henry's friends on Klickitat Street, including Beezus and her little sister, Ramona, and enjoy lots of hilarious happenings. No wonder this continuously engaging and heartwarming story is a classic!
Henry Huggins ©1950, 1978 Beverly Cleary; Introduction ©2000 Beverly Cleary; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"This exceptional production will delight listeners." (School Library Journal)
"Cleary provides a warm, autobiographical introduction to this excellent adaptation of her first book, which was originally published in 1950....Harris proves a versatile performer taking on a whole community of friendly voices....He nails Henry's sense of innocent wonder and his sweet, honest demeanor in every scene." (Publishers Weekly)
Well-written stories and outstanding narration make the Henry Huggins and Ramona series high-quality listening entertainment. Neil Patrick Harris does an amazing job with the Henry Huggins stories and Stockard Channing shines in the Ramona series. My 5 year old and I have both enjoyed them immensely. You won't be disappointed.
Absolutely. Not only is the story a classic, but the narrator is fantastic.
Strong characters and timeless adventures.
I laughed out a loud a few times, along with my children.
This was one of the books we listened to as a family on our first road trip to New Orleans from Chicago. It was definitely one of the top 3 favorites of the kids and enjoyable to us as well. Nice to share a story that I loved as a child, brought to life by the wonderful and witty narration of Neil Patrick Harris.
Neil Patrick Harris does a lovely job with his characterizations, and the stories, of course, are from another time and age, when troubles could really be quite sweet (anyone for dozens of Mason jars full of fish?). I remember these stories from my childhood, and now I listen to them with my kids, who laugh and giggle and can't wait for the next chapter. Hats off to Beverly Cleary and Henry Huggins.
My 4 year old son loves this book and we really enjoy listening to NPH reading it.
The Henry Huggins series by Beverly Cleary was my introduction to "big boy" reading as a child and if not for Cleary I might never have gone to read the other classics. Listening to them again brought back many wonderful memories. I can't wait to introduce my son to Henry and Ribsy (but he'll get the books).
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