Sing a Song of Tuna Fish

  • by Esme Raji Codell
  • Narrated by Esme Raji Codell
  • 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

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


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2006
  • Publisher: Listening Library