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Melissa Across the Fence

By: Augusta Huiell Seaman
Narrated by: Joleah Long
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Set in New York in the early 1900s, Melissa Across the Fence begins with an enchanting description of the grand house next door. "In the rear, a lawn ran right back to the fence broken only by a narrow gravel walk, and with a stone fountain directly in the middle. In the spring and summer, water bubbled up in the fountain-basin in jets of flying spray.... But there was one strange thing about the house that puzzled Melissa: Nobody ever seemed to live in it." However, that soon changes when the shut-up house becomes occupied and Melissa sees a mysterious, pale-looking boy always looking out his window. Who is he? Why does he never come outside? Melissa finds out by writing a message on her chalkboard and holding it up outside the boy's window. A sweet story of friendship ensues, sprinkled with gentle adventure.

Public Domain (P)2019 Steven Lerud

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Cute story

Cute story , shows great caring and friendship! The narrator improves as the story goes on but is a little flat in her reading especially the first few pages.

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sweet story

enjoyable story for all ages. I found nothing offensive nor inappropriate for younger listeners. the narration was a little dry at first but quickly is either better or overlooked as you get absorbed into the story.

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Narrated Poorly

I just purchased this for my son to accompany his schoolwork. We barely made it through one chapter. I had already decided after only about one minute that we would instead be purchasing a hard copy for me to read to him because the narration is so monotonous and runs together. There are few or no pauses or inflections and it makes it difficult to sort out what you are hearing. I would not recommend this audio book.

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Boring

This book would be great if it wasn’t so slow also the reader was so quiet couldn’t wait until it was over