Cover image for Mystery on the docks
Title:
Mystery on the docks
Author:
Hurd, Thacher.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Pine Plains, N.Y.] : Live Oak Media, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm)
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 350 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 9783.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.2 2 Quiz: 14241 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780874997507

9780064430586
Format :
Sound Cassette

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Summary

Summary

Ralph, the opera-loving short order cook at the diner on Pier 46, helps to save his favorite singer from the clutches of tough rat kidnappers. 'Brisk, entertaining melodrama.


Author Notes

Children's book author and illustrator Thacher Hurd was born in Vermont on March 6, 1949 to children's book creators Clement and Edith Thacher Hurd. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has written and illustrated over twenty-five children's books, including Mystery on the Docks and Mama Don't Allow, which were both Reading Rainbow feature selections. He currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Children's book author and illustrator Thacher Hurd was born in Vermont on March 6, 1949 to children's book creators Clement and Edith Thacher Hurd. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has written and illustrated over twenty-five children's books, including Mystery on the Docks and Mama Don't Allow, which were both Reading Rainbow feature selections. He currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-This delightful adventure by author/illustrator Thatcher Hurd (HarperCollins, 1983) comes alive with the sound effects of its waterfront setting, such as the throbbing of a ship's engine as it pulls up to a dock. The hero, an opera loving rat named Ralph, is a short order cook at the diner on Pier 46. When two customers run out without paying, Ralph follows them and finds himself thrown in a cargo hold with Eduardo Bombasto, his favorite opera singer, who is being held for ransom by the villainous rodents from the diner. Narrator John Beach effortlessly handles the voices of all the characters, including the mobster-like Big Al and the humorous thick accent of Eduardo. In the climax of the story, Eduardo sings out a loud and melodious "hallpp!" to get the attention of authorities. Ralph invites him to the diner for a celebration where he sings songs to his opera idol. The Italian music which accompanies the story is a great enhancement, breathing life into the short picture book. One side of the cassette has page-turning signals and the other side does not. This is a great read along for individuals or small groups.-Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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