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Publisher's Summary

Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge.
©1949, 1977 Albert Whitman & Company (P)2011 Listening Library
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By Catherine on 11-09-15

Awesome Story

What made the experience of listening to Surprise Island the most enjoyable?

Joe's surprise and the cave kept us on the edge of our seats.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Surprise Island?

Catching lobsters was memorable because it would be fun to do the same.

What about Phyllis Newman’s performance did you like?

She used different voices for each character, and was easy to listen to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Benny was sweet when he kept saying how Joe was his best friend, and then also included his siblings and Watch as best friends, too.

Any additional comments?

A great story to listen to in the morning while eating breakfast.

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By Leslie on 10-18-13

Narrators voice has mean tone to it

What disappointed you about Surprise Island?

Voice is too stern. My 9 year old didn't like it.

What could Gertrude Chandler Warner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Sweet voice

What didn’t you like about Phyllis Newman’s performance?

Voice

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Surprise Island?

Don't know

Any additional comments?

You need east to find enjoyable books searchable by child's she and gender.

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