Orphaned Jonas Jones is cold and tired, and oh so hungry. And without his little dog Scraps he'd be desperately lonely, too. So when dastardly Megrim the dog catcher and his sidekick Filch decide they're going to get rid of Scraps, Jonas knows he must do everything he can to stop them.Even if that means going for help at Rickety Hall, the spooky old house on the hill-inside which no o ne's ever dared to venture.
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High on a hill, half hidden by trees and snow, lies Rickety Hall. Orphan Jonas and his little dog Scraps are singing for a sixpence. They need to buy Scraps a collar and keep him safe from Megrim, the evil dogcatcher. Rickety Hall is their last resort. The door creaks open. Jonas and Scraps are about to discover what secrets lie inside...From AudioFile:
In quest of sixpence to buy a collar for his dog, Scraps, the orphan Jonas Jones finds himself encountering a succession of exceedingly old men until the "oldest old man" grants his wish. Andrew Sachs brings new meaning to the notion of an old man's voice. Each of the elderly inhabitants of Rickety Hall sounds more ancient than the former. Sachs trembles, whispers, or quavers as each gentleman reminisces about boys and dogs of the past. Masterfully, Sachs charges each voice with vitality; his pacing, intensity, and ability to change perspective are superlative. A.R. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Chivers North America, 2002. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 7.50x5.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 075406333X