TUESDAY, August 1 at 7pm: More from MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN


Inspired by the delightful and much buzzed-about essay collection"Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone", edited by Jenni Ferrari-Adler, Trolley crafts a session focused on culinary guilty pleasures made for one and one alone.

In the collection, 26 food writers invite readers into their kitchens to reflect on the secret meals and recipes for one person that they relish when no one else is looking. Part solace, part celebration, part handbook, "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant" offers a wealth of company, inspiration, and humor—and finally, solo recipes in these essays about food that require no division or subtraction.

Miss Trolley invites you to bring your own favorite guilty pleasure recipes to share!

Presented live in voice.
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MONDAY July 31st at 7pm: A BOY TEN FEET TALL

A BOY TEN FEET TALL
- by W.H. Canaway 1961  -
Orphaned during an uprising in his Port Said home, young Sammy can think of only one relative to seek shelter with, his grandmother.  He sets off to find her, not realizing that to reach her he will have to travel the entire length of Africa.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


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THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
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Shandon continues "Brea's Tale" from the Feyland series this week.

All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.
*Sunday, July 30th, at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street.  The Great Detective continues his triumphal return to the Seanchai Fireside room as THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) continues, this week: The Adventure of the Three Gables

*Monday, July 31st, at 7 pm: W.H. Canaway's A BOY TEN FEET TALL Concludes with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, August 1st, at 7 pm: More from MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN - Inspired by Jenni Ferrari-Adler's "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone," she invites you to bring your favorite guilty pleasure recipes to share. 

*Wednesday, August 2nd, at 7 pm: SECRETS OF THE DIVINE YA YA SISTERHOOD Selections with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, August 3rd, at 7pm: BREA'S TALE - From The World of Feyland (Part 2) with Shandon Loring  (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

Caledonia sharing versions of "Beauty & The Beast" at Magicland Park.

Gyro with a boy's epic adventure, spanning a continent.
All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.  We'll be announcing our August-September charity this week!

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY July 27th at 7pm: BREA'S TALE pt1

"a story from Feyland"
BREA'S TALE @ 7pm

Once a mortal girl, Brea Cairgead discovers her magical heritage and escapes the human world to dwell in the Realm of Faerie. But fate has more in store for Brea than a simple existence as one of the fey folk, and when she runs afoul of the Dark Queen, she must embark on an adventure that will change her future… forever.

Book: Brea's Tale Author: Anthea Sharp


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AND DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Shandon Loring!


A MARTIAN ODYSSEY @ 9pm

Early in the 21st century, nearly twenty years after the invention of atomic power and ten years after the first lunar landing, the four-man crew of the Ares has landed on Mars in the Mare Cimmerium. A week after the landing, Dick Jarvis, the ship's American chemist, sets out south in an auxiliary rocket to photograph the landscape. Eight hundred miles out, the engine on Jarvis' rocket gives out, and he crash-lands into one of the Thyle regions. Rather than sit and wait for rescue, Jarvis decides to walk back north to the Ares. Just after crossing into the Mare Chronium, Jarvis comes across a tentacled Martian creature attacking a large birdlike creature. He notices that the birdlike Martian is carrying a bag around its neck, and recognizing it as an intelligent being, saves it from the tentacled monstrosity. The rescued creature refers to itself as Tweel. Tweel accompanies Jarvis on his trip back to the Ares, in the course of which the pair encounter many bizarre Martian creatures and endure numerous life-threatening adventures.


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WEDNESDAY, July 26th at 7pm: Selections from DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD

"It's life.  You don't figure it out.  You just climb up on the beast and ride."


When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she’s directed, her mother gets described as a “tap-dancing child abuser.”

Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.”


As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.

Caledonia shares selected episodes from Rebecca Wells' 1997 novel, live in voice.

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TUESDAY, July 25th at 7pm: WHAT'S COOKIN' IN MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN?

Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don't realize it. Even if you're not a great chef, there's nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn't.   ~ Gerard Depardieu


Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart.    ~ Wolfgang Puck


Short stories by Laurie Colwin, Nora Ephron, Courtney Eldridge , and Pascale Le Draoulec with Trolley Trollop, live in voice.

MONDAY July 24th at 7pm: A BOY TEN FEET TALL

A BOY TEN FEET TALL
- by W.H. Canaway 1961  -
Orphaned, young Sammy can think of only one relative to seek shelter with, his grandmother.  He sets off to find her, not realizing that to reach her he will have to travel the entire length of Africa.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


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SUNDAY July 23rd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Continues

The Great Detective continues his triumphal return to the Seanchai Fireside room as THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) continues, this week: The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

A precious diamond, a wax bust, a surly nobleman and a boxer.  What could they all have in common, and how will Holmes untangle the sticky web of intrigue around the Mazarin Stone?

Presented live in voice in the Fireside Room (downstairs)

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 @6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "Beauty and The Beast" Caledonia at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale with Stephen Vincent Benet's "The Sobbin' Women"
All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.
*Sunday, July 23rd: 
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street.  The Great Detective continues his triumphal return to the Seanchai Fireside room as THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) continues, this week: The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "Beauty and The Beast" Caledonia at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, July 24th, at 7 pm: W.H. Canaway's A BOY TEN FEET TALL Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, July 25th, at 7 pm: WHAT'S COOKIN' IN MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN - short stories by Laurie Colwin, Nora Ephron, Courtney Eldridge , and Pascale Le Draoulec with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, July 26th, at 7 pm: SECRETS OF THE DIVINE YA YA SISTERHOOD Selections with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, July 27th, 
   ~ at 7pm: BREA'S TALE - From The World of Feyland (Part 1) with Shandon Loring  (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)
   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Finn Zeddmore is back with more contemporary Science-Fiction-Fantasy

Shandon presents "Demon Dancer"- an unlikely love story 
Our latest staff addition, "Cliff" (short for "Cliffhanger") takes up rat watch duties on the lower lanai.

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY July 20th at 7pm: SONGS OF LOVE & DEATH - Demon Dancer

"Songs of Love & Death"
DEMON DANCER
In tonight’s book we find stories from the heart and about the heart, tales of endangered love played out against every kind of setting, from ghost-haunted fantasy landscapes to mile-long spaceships in transit between the stars, stories where a lover’s heart is put in danger, and love, life, and happiness are at risk with great odds to be overcome to achieve them. Star-crossed lovers who are really star-crossed, with grave obstacles to be overcome before they succeed in finding love (if they do):




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WEDNESDAY, July 19th at 7pm: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Concludes

“And the more they asked, the more they wondered. And the more they wondered, the more they hoped. And the more they hoped, the more the clouds of sorrow lifted, drifted, and burned away in the heat of a brightening sky.” 

Characters collide, volcanoes erupt, transformations, confrontation, revelations ... all tonight

Caledonia Skytower concludes Kelly Barnhill’s 2017 Newbery Medal adventure in a special 80 minute session, live in voice.

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TUESDAY, July 18th at 7pm: MORE WORDS from Stephen Vincent Benét

Still image from the 1954 Movie Musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
which was based on Benét' short story "The Sobbin' Women."

Stephen Vincent Benét adapted the Roman myth of the abduction of the Sabine Women into the story "The Sobbin' Women". 

Set in 1850 in the wilds of Oregon, the Pontipee brothers are tired of bad cooking and broken chairs. They draw straws and send one of their number traveling from their mountain into the nearest town to "get a woman to take care of this place."  They agree that it can't just be a "hired girl" -that wouldn't be proper.  There's nothing for it, one of them has to do right by the family and get married.

It sounds like such a reasonable plan to a bunch of backwoodsman brothers.  Of course, it turns out to not be quite as simple as all that.

Benét's story was adapted into the 1954 movie musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell, Directed by Stanley Donan and with iconic choreography by Michael Kidd. Enjoy this clip in which the oldest brother ("Adam" in the screenplay) "interprets" Plutarch  as an object lesson for his brothers.



Join Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia in the Seanchai "SKai" Box for Benét's story, and more selected poems, live in voice.
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MONDAY July 17th at 7pm: A BOY TEN FEET TALL

A BOY TEN FEET TALL
- by W.H. Canaway 1961  -
Orphaned, young Sammy can think of only one relative to seek shelter with, his grandmother.  He sets off to find her, not realizing that to reach her he will have to travel the entire length of Africa.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


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SUNDAY, July 16th: TEA TIME at Baker Street & More!


At 1:30pm - THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES continues in the Fireside Room.  Corwyn Allen,
John Morland, Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier


In January 1903, at Baker Street, James M. Dodd sees Holmes about a missing friend, Godfrey Emsworth. Dodd and Emsworth served together in the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa during the Second Boer War, which has only just ended. Emsworth was wounded during this war. Dodd has not seen him since the report of his injury, and "not a word for six months and more". Since Emsworth has always been such a good friend, Dodd believes something is amiss.

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 At 3 pm: STORIES AT THE PARK  Join Caledonia Skytower, Crap Mariner, and Trolley Trollop for original stories and poems created for the current exhibition on Art Hill, at Holly Kai Park. 

Live in voice.

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THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

First Tea Time at Holly Kai Park - July 9th
All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.

*Sunday, July 16th:
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street The Great Detective makes his return to the Seanchai Fireside room as the crew continues THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) this week: The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier.

   ~ at 3 pm: STORIES AT THE PARK  Join Caledonia Skytower, Crap Mariner, and Trolley Trollop for original stories and poems created for the current exhibition on art Hill, at Holly Kai Park.
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*Monday, July 17th, at 7 pm: W.H. Canaway's A BOY TEN FEET TALL Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, July 18th, at 7 pm: Stephen Vincent Benét's THE SOBBIN' WOMEN - plus a bit more poetry with Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower.

*Wednesday, July 19th, at 7 pm: This Year's Newbery Medal Winning Book THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Concludes with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, July 20th, at 7pm: SONGS OF LOVE & DEATH - Demon Dancer with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

First Tea Time at Holly Kai Park - July 9th

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY, July 13th at 7PM: CHRISTMAS IN JULY


"Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!"
 CHRISTMAS IN JULY


It's hot, you're sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat. While thinking about winter, you're probably also dreaming of all those snowy nights of Christmas celebrations, and yearning for the coolness of winter amid the scorching summer months. So join us tonight and celebrate Christmas in July!

Tonight we will have..
- A Christmas Ghost Story
- The story behind 'It's Wonderful Life'
and.. a visit from a special guest, or two!


And we've heard tell that it is just possible that someone Grinchy just might make an appearance courtesy of Shandon and Caledonia.


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WEDNESDAY, July 12th at 7pm: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Continues

... In Which Several People Go into the Woods ...

As the climax of Kelly Barnhill's award-winning tale approaches, an astounding number of the characters are heading into the mysterious, dangerous woods for answers.  What will they find there?

Caledonia Skytower continues Kelly Barnhill’s 2017 Newbery Medal adventure, live in voice.

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TUESDAY, July 11th at 7PM: IN STEPHEN'S WORDS


Stephen Vincent Benét was an American poet, short story writer, and novelist. Benét is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, "John Brown's Body" (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1936) and "By the Waters of Babylon" (1937). 

His story "The Sobbin' Women" was adapted into a motion picture in 1954, featuring music by Johnny Mercer and retitled "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."  The screenplay and score have since been adapted for the stage. In 2009, The Library of America selected Benét’s story "The King of the Cats" (1929) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales, edited by Peter Straub.

Corwyn Allen presents "Jacob and the Indians" plus selected poems, time permitting, live in voice.

MONDAY July 10th at 7pm: A BOY TEN FEET TALL

A BOY TEN FEET TALL
- by W.H. Canaway 1961  -
Orphaned during the Suez Crisis, young Sammy can think of only one relative to seek shelter with, his grandmother.  He sets off to find her, not realizing that to reach her he will have to travel the entire length of Africa.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


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SUNDAY, July 9th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street Returns

Have you missed him?  Conan-Doyle's "Great Detective."  While we have been involving ourselves with moves, Fantasy Faires, and Other Detectives, Sherlock Holmes has been taking a break.  Now he's back with THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, in a brand new series of adventures we have not presented in over three years.

THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Illustrious Client.


Sir James Damery comes to see Holmes and Watson about his illustrious client's problem (the client's identity is never revealed to the reader, although Watson finds out at the end of the story). General de Merville's young daughter Violet has fallen in love with the roguish and sadistic Austrian Baron Adelbert Gruner, whom Damery and Holmes are convinced is a shameless philanderer and a murderer. The victim was his last wife, of whose murder he was acquitted owing to a legal technicality and a witness's untimely death.

How will Holmes dissuade a woman in love, where others (including her father) have failed.

Join us in the Fireside Room as we launch a new series of Holmesian adventures, live in voice.

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@ 6pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Wind in the Willows continues live, on stage at the Golden Horseshoe with Caledonia. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.

Enjoy this machinima clip from last weeks exciting conclusion of MOBY DICK


*Sunday, July 9th: 
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street.  Finally!  He's back!  The Great Detective makes his return to the Seanchai Fireside room as the crew begins THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) this week: The Adventure of the Illustrious Client.
   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: More from "The Wind in the Willows." Caledonia at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, July 10th, at 7 pm: W.H. Canaway's A BOY TEN FEET TALL Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, July 11th, at 7 pm: IN THE WORDS OF STEPHEN VINCENT BENET - short stories with Corwyn Allen

*Wednesday, July 12th, at 7 pm: This Year's Newbery Medal Winning Book THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Continues with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, July 13th, 
   ~ at 7pm: CHRISTMAS IN JULY with Shandon Loring
   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Caledonia continues the theme with several quirky Christmas tales including "The Polar Express" and "Red Ranger Came Calling"

THIS WEEK Both Thursday sessions will also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

MOBY DICK, the thrilling conclusion - July 7th in the realms above Holly Kai Park

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY July 6th at 7pm: MOBY DICK pt2

"From Hell's heart, I stab at thee"
MOBY DICK

Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee.

Book: Moby Dick Author: Herman Melville


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WEDNESDAY, July 5th at 7PM: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Continues

“How many feelings can one heart hold?... Infinite, Luna thought. The way the universe is infinite. It is light and dark and endless motion; it is space and time, and space within space, and time within time. And she knew: there is no limit to what the heart can carry.”


― Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Caledonia Skytower continues Kelly Barnhill’s  2017 Newbery Medal winner, live in voice.

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