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Sing a Song of Tuna Fish

Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade
Narrated by: Esme Raji Codell
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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Esme tells us about the night she and her mother became "egg vigilantes" against an illegally parked car; her freewheeling first school, where kids sat on sofas instead of at desks and could choose disco dancing instead of math; her dangerous neighborhood, which her father made to seem friendly and wondrous; the Passover dinner when she stole a matzoh right out from under a rabbi; the awe-inspiring, life-threatening Chicago snowstorms; and lessons about love from tea-reading gypsies and Popeye cartoons.

In stories that perfectly evoke the perspective of her 10-year-old self, author Esme Raji Codell demonstrates her gift for making the ordinary extraordinary, and the unusual familiar. Sing a Song of Tuna Fish is a memoir of a Chicago childhood, a tribute to the art of attention, and most of all, a joyful listening experience for kids and families.

©2004 Esme Raji Codell (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"Esme's is a story that sings its own special song." (Booklist)

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