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The Beloved Dearly

by Doug Cooney

This title is now available on MP3-CD from Brilliance Audio for only $14.99. (Please go to Brilliance or Amazon.com to order - we no longer sell directly.)

Digital editions, some for download, some streaming, are available from Hoopla, Audible.com, Tales2Go, Playaway, and Overdrive.

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Ernie Castellano, fast-talking wheeler-dealer kid, has come up with his greatest idea yet: pet funerals! With his pals Dusty (an artist in coffins) and Swimming Pool (one of the world's great criers, an asset to any funeral she attends) Ernie creates a thriving business—and manages to land himself in more hot water than he has ever dreamed of. High-spirited, hilarious, and unexpectedly touching, The Beloved Dearly is a sparkling debut for a major new voice in books for young readers.

An actor and performance artist himself, Doug Cooney is uniquely suited to narrate this hilarious novel version of his own highly acclaimed play, which was first performed at Lincoln Center. Doug's recent work includes a screenplay for an animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

The Beloved Dearly

Product Details:
Availability:  In Stock – Ready for Shipping
Editions:   sku     isbn-13     isbn-10     count  
  CD Economy     n/a     978-1-5012-3566-5     n/a     Three CDs  
Approximate Running Time:  3.5 hours

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Listen to samples from this audiobook:
Sample 1Chapter One: Ernie gets in trouble in the cafeteria (3:22, about 3.1 MB)
Sample 2Ernie and Dusty formally meet. (4:38, about 5.4)

Reviews:
"The Beloved Dearly is an innovative, and funny story that will delight children of all ages (i.e., the grownups will giggle too!) This Full Cast Audio production of the story is performed by a full cast of actors that literally, bring the story to life."
    — Large Print Reviews Dec 2002    Read entire review…
 
"A winning group of young actors give this production a believable, spunky tone that will keep listeners tuned in."
2002 Listen Up! Award
    — Publishers Weekly Nov 2002  Starred Review  Starred Review
 
"This lighthearted debut novel springs to life through a high-spirited cast...."
    — Booklist
 
"Witty, clever, yet touching, this first novel has certain kid appeal."
    — School Library Journal
 

Meet the Cast:

Karam AnthonyTony
David BakerRed
Daniel BostickMr. Bridwell
Doug CooneyNarrator
Jo D'AloisioGina
Will DoughertyMourner
Liam FitzpatrickKip
Taylor GrayWendy
Betty
Morgan GregoryMourner
Sweaty Lemonade Girl
Mark HoltKirel
Jeffery IzantRick
Jennifer MenterMourner
Spencer MurphyErnie
Kelly ParksFinny
Fanny
Ryan SparkesDusty
Joe SweeneyJeremy
Lauren UnbekantCat Woman
Carmen Viviano-CraftsSwimming Pool
Juno WrightDusty's Mom
Directed by:Bruce Coville
Produced by:Daniel Bostick
Bruce Coville
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