We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
My Friend Nessie | [John Houston, Winnie Fitch]

My Friend Nessie

In My Friend Nessie, Wilver, a seven year old boy, is living with his eccentric grandmother near the sea. He hasn't spoken for two years, since the trauma of his parents' death. Wilver's first words are to Nessie, a sea monster. She comes to him simply because his need is so great.
Regular Price:$12.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

This musical is dedicated to the Loch Ness monster, who started it all so long ago.

In My Friend Nessie, Wilver, a seven-year-old boy, is living with his eccentric grandmother near the sea. He hasn't spoken for two years, since the trauma of his parents' death. Wilver's first words are to Nessie, a sea monster. She comes to him simply because his need is so great.

Wilver's childhood adventure with his great green friend influences his adult life. As a young man planting persimmon trees he sings, "First, here's one for Nessie...now, here's one for me."

This story, throughout, embraces the beautiful meaning of ubuntu: "I am because you are."

From Scotland to Canada to Siberia to Sweden to the South Pacific, from Lake Champlain to the Chesapeake Bay, wherever an unexplained water-monster has been sighted, the whimsical word is Nessie. Is she our longing for wonder and surprise, the enigma we crave?

My Friend Nessie was first performed on stage in 1978 by the Sandwich Young Peoples' Theatre as a benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Massachusetts Chapter.

This program includes:

Part 1

  • Young Wilver & Grandma
  • Nessie & the Persimmon
  • Mr. Silversmith & the Medallions
  • Underwater: Scatfish & Scallop
  • Seahorses, Seaweed & Questions

Part 2

  • Vicious-Fishus!
  • Chippo & the Jazz Concert
  • Back on the Shore
  • Adult Wilver: Lifework
  • Persimmon Pies for Nessie

©1983, 2007 John Houston and Winnie Fitch; (P)2007 Hedgerow Studios

What Members Say


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.