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Summer Story (Brambly Hedge)

Narrated by: John Moffatt
Length: 14 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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Summary

Step into the miniature world of the hedgerow in this beautiful new edition of this classic book, following a summer in the lives of the mice of Brambly Hedge.

It was such a hot summer. They sky was deep blue and the sun never faltered. All along Brambly Hedge, the mice did their best to keep cool. Poppy Eyebright sought refuge in the mossy shadows of the mill wheel; Dusty Dogwood took to walking by the banks of the cooling stream.

Dusty and Poppy spent more and more time together, so no one was at all surprised when they announced their engagement. They decided on a very unusual setting for the wedding ceremony, but even they didn't realise just how unusual it was to prove to be!

©1980 Jill Barklem (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"…the most research-crammed fantasy ever set before small children…" ( Sunday Times Magazine)
" Spring Story, Summer Story, Autumn Story and Winter Story are beautiful tales…nostalgic Mums can enjoy them with their own kids." ( The Sun, Natasha Harding)

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Lovely

I loved listening to this again; it transported me back to when I'd listen to this as a child. My only disappointment is that this version doesn't include the sound effects that were on the version I had as a child. The music at the start goes on for a little too long too, but over all this is a lovely book. Good narrator too.

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A Fantastic Book & A Fantastic Series.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend this Book to a Friend especially one with young Children.
It grabs your imagination & is beautifully written.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Summer Story (Brambly Hedge)?

The wedding. It conjured a wonderful setting & a lovely story.

What about John Moffatt’s performance did you like?

He has a wonderful voice that related well to the story, of the little Mice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it made a great bed time story for my little Boy. It is not to long & a lovely tale to go to sleep with.

Any additional comments?

This is a lovely Story for young Children and ...... older ones too !!!!!