Reviews for Door in the Wall


AudioFile Reviews 1998 December/1999 January
De Angeli's classic was written for middle-grade readers, but this is a children's story the whole family can enjoy because the unabridged production is simple, elegant, robust and finely crafted in every way. Actor Roger Rees is expressive but never overly emotional. (That's a good choice--a sentimental reading would turn off some youngsters and most adults.) Spare, tasteful sound effects (church bells, chant) and touches of specially composed music give an immediate feel of the medieval time and setting. Well-conceived, well-produced, well-performed. S.P. Copyright 1999 AudioFile Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 1998 August
Gr 4-8-This Newbery Medal winning story, set in medieval times, is about a boy who learns his own strength when he saves the castle and discovers there is more than one way to serve his king. Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 1999 April
This reading by British actor Roger Rees evokes the medieval atmosphere of Marguerite De Angeli's Newbery award-winning tale about a boy proving his courage. Copyright 1999 School Library Journal Reviews

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