The Beloved Dearly
by Doug Cooney
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.
|Length||03 hrs and 30 mins|
|© Copyright||2001 Doug Cooney|
|℗ Audio Copyright||2002 Full Cast Audio|
“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
“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
“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
Listen to samples from this audiobook:
- Chapter One: Ernie gets in trouble in the cafeteria (3:22) Doug Cooney 3:22
Meet the Cast: