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Rather than return home after World War II, former sergeant Freddie T. Birch revives his ventriloquist act and begins touring Europe as "The Great Freddie." But Freddie's act—and his life—take a radical turn when he is possessed by the ghost of Avrom Amos, a twelve-year-old Jewish boy killed by the Nazis. Soon the two forge an unlikely partnership, improving Freddie’s act while bringing Avrom ever closer to tracking down the man who murdered him.
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SID FLEISCHMAN has pubished more than sixty books, including the Newbery Award winner The Whipping Boy. He lives in Santa Monica, California, and is the father of Newbery Award–winning author Paul Fleischman.From AudioFile:
The Great Freddie, a soldier who has survived WWII, is traveling in Europe as a not-so-talented ventriloquist when a dybbuk named Avrom--who is "not quite 13 but older than God"--takes possession of him. As a human, Avrom saved Freddie's life right before he himself was murdered by the "Nazi Jew child-killer." Now Avrom has come back to take care of unfinished business. He is seeking justice for all the unnamed lost children of the war. Banna Rubinow, as the story's narrator, speaks with authority and feeling. Alexander Harvey and Joshua Gutmaker are especially worthy of note as The Great Freddie and the dybbuk. Harvey communicates the confusion of a young American flyer who finds himself possessed by an avenging ghost. Gutmaker ably conveys Avrom's idealistic belief in the justice of retribution. N.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Full Cast Audio, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1934180386