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Billy Budd in the Breadbox

The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor
By: Jana Laiz
Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor is the story of a very inquisitive girl and her brilliant grandfather. Told in her voice, Eleanor discovers her grandfather's secret, while learning about his adventurous life.

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Melville as a Grandpa

Charming story about a girl who loves her Grandpa. Grandpa just happens to be Herman Melville and she knows he has a secret. She listens avidly to all his tales of adventure, but knows that he hasn't shared his secret yet. Until one night she learns the secret and promises to keep the confidence of her Grandfather. And she does, for many years, until she shares the secret with the world.
Family story for all ages to enjoy, The narrators did an excellent job bringing little Eleanor and Grandpa to life. Also enjoyable was the historical facts about Herman Melville's life from the author.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Good emerging Tween story

A pleasant, gentle story that should be an engaging listen, particularly for the tween who has a taste for history and story telling. Far too many books for this market strike some pretty tough notes, but Billy Budd in the Breadbox is one that would be enjoyable for everyone on that long car ride!