Baum called this and “The Wizard of Oz’’ his two best books. A magic umbrella transports Trot, Buttonbright, and Cap’n Bill to an island in the sky inhabited by the Blues, the Pinks and the evil Boolooroo. AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE AND AS A DOWNLOAD THROUGH AUDIBLE.COM.
Now listen with
(Flo Gibson’s) rich deep voice move flexibly from one character to another with sufficient variation between narrative sentences to avoid repetition and monotony. One need only hear a less-capable performer make a similar attempt to appreciate the fine quality of Gibson’s interpretation.
Greg Erbar, The Baum Bugle
Like the Oz books, “Sky Island” is the kind of complex adventure that can absorb children for hours, no small gift on a long automobile trip.
Vic Sussman, The Washington Post, Book World, June 24, 1990