By the Great Horn Spoon

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by Sid Fleischman

One of Newbery Medalist Sid Fleischman’s most beloved books, this rip-snortin’ saga of a young man and his butler bound for California during the great Gold Rush was just made to be read by a full cast. Our collection of coots, codgers, geezers, and outlaws will have you laughing out loud—when you’re not holding your breath in suspense!

Author Sid Fleischman
Narrator Willard E. Lape Jr
Length 4 hrs and 18 mins
© Copyright 1963 Sid Fleischman
℗ Audio Copyright 2004 Full Cast Audio


“Wonderful family listening” — Children’s Bookwatch Feb 2005

“Willard E. Lape, Jr. is the book’s narrator, and his gravelly tones heighten the effect, as do cozy musical interludes. The exuberance of Jack Flagg (performed by Dan Poorman) is infectious, and unflappable butler Praiseworthy (read by David Baker) is a perfectly realized chap. Even the villains are likable! The actors clearly enjoyed performing this tale, and listeners reap the benefits.” — Booklist

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Meet the Cast:
David Baker Praiseworthy
Bill Black Captain Swain
Official Justice
Graydon Brown Monsieur Gaunt
Shirttail Miner
Bruce Coville Banker Stites
Ben Elms Azariah Jones
Burro Salesman
Frank Fiumano Hotel Clerk
Toothache Miner
Tim Fox Pitch Pine Billy
Custom Boat Man
Ann Marie Grathwol Arabella
Corey Hobin Miner
Todd Hobin Peddler
Mark Holt Road Agent
Quartz Jackson
Willard E. Lape, Jr. Narrator
Richard McKee Mountain Jim
William Meidenbauer Driver
Jimmy from Town
Bill Molesky Cut-Eye Higgins
Steam Boat Captain
Peter Moller Dr. Buckbee
Gerard Moses Jonas T. Fletcher
Don Oler Cook
Mountain Ox
Daniel Poorman Jack
Katie Reed Sarah
Greg Swain Peddler
Chinese Laundry Man
Buffalo John
William Blakeslee Whyte Peddler
Poverty Hill Miner
Katie Yohe Constance
Directed by: Daniel Bostick
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