King Midas exchanges his first rose bush for the ability to turn things into gold - but it only makes him happy for a few moments. When he turns his clothes, his dog and finally his daughter into gold by mistake he knows he must find a cure. By the author of "The Mystery of Cupboard".
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Lynne Reid Banks is a bestselling author for both children and adults. She grew up in London and became first an actress and then one of the first woman TV reporters in Britain before turning to writing. She now has more than forty books to her credit. Her classic children's novel, The Indian in the Cupboard, has sold more than ten million copies worldwide and was made into a popular feature film. Lynne lives with her husband in Dorset, England.
The Greek myth of King Midas is extended into a fantasy adventure as the remorseful king must do battle with Witch Wuzzleflump, who has blocked the River Cijam, the source of the waters that will wash away the curse of the Golden Touch. Popular British author Lynne Reid Banks, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, gives a sterling performance. She creates delightful voices for the characters and gives a carefully paced reading, which makes the most of the witty dialogue and descriptive details of her novel. If you believe that classic mythology shouldn't be tampered with, then pass this fantasy by. However, if you feel that King Midas should have a second chance (he's dreadfully sorry), you'll enjoy this fanciful tale. C.R.A. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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