What else could a giraffe with an extending neck, a pelican with an expanding beak and an athletic little monkey be but The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company? When this trio are invited to clean all the 677 windows belonging to the Duke of Hampshire, it is no wonder that they have adventures.
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Roald Dahl is considered one of the most beloved writers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including The Witches and Matilda, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.From AudioFile:
Richard E. Grant uses a full range of tones and tempos to create distinct voices for all the characters in this story of Billy's encounter with the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company. Grant's Pelly speaks with a speech impediment and a singsong rhythm; his monkey is slightly breathless, but, sadly, his giraffe does not sound female as the text clearly indicates. Grant shines when various characters sing; his portrayal of the opera star turned duchess singing about her stolen diamonds is a particular delight. Grant's straightforward narration lets Dahl's droll language and dialogue take center stage. This winning production will make the whole family smile. A.F. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Quentin Blake (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140365273