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Editorial Reviews

Hans Christian Andersen uses Il Porcellino as inspiration for this tale of a young beggar boy who encounters the Metal Pig, takes a sip from its fountain, and falls asleep. He is soon awakened, however, as the Metal Pig has come to life, and takes the boy on a ride through the streets of Florence. It is a rare moment of levity for this abused child, who later becomes an artist, and commemorates the Metal Pig with a beautiful painting. Howard Wolfin performs with a remarkable depth of feeling, capturing the joy and sadness of Andersen's story with acute sensitivity.
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Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the Thumbelina and Other Fairy Tales collection.
This delightful selection is by one of the classic masters of the genre, presented in lively Naxos AudioBooks style with music and sound effects.
This recording is also unique in that the story is read by the finalists of the Naxos AudioBooks/The Times Voice of the Year competition, which offered a recording opportunity to talented reader who had never studied or worked professionally. The competition produced some outstanding natural talent as this recording shows!
©2005 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)2005 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.
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