Pursued by the bullying Eddie, the timid Russell Crannaker stumbles into Mr. Elives' magic shop, where he buys a mysterious ring that allows him to become a monster. But has he become too bold?What exactly is the ring doing to him? And what price will he have to pay if he fails to follow the directions? This full cast recording, narrated by Bruce Coville himself, perfectly captures the frightfully funny, deliciously scary story that launched the highly acclaimed Magic Shop series.
This full-cast production of the first book in Bruce Coville's Magic Shop series coincides with the re-release of these books in new hardcover editions. As narrator, Coville's voice is infused with mystery and fun as he tells the story of Russell Crannaker, a shy boy plagued by the class bully until the day he stumbles on Mr. Elives's magic shop and buys the monster's ring, a ring that transforms him physically and, with both good and bad results, mentally. The cast of characters play their parts well, particularly main character Russell, as he transforms from fearful and nervous to more confident and sure, and his nemesis, Eddie, as he takes the opposite path. Fast paced and full of adventure, this production is sure to please.
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Loved by my 7-year-old
My daughter Loves this book and was able to listen and follow along. She loves that it is children's voices.
- Carri L. Burns