Anne Shirley, the mischievous, carrot-topped waif of Anne of Green Gables, has grown into a lovely young woman who leaves the security of Prince Edward Island to enroll at Redmond College. There, she discovers a professor who believes education is wasted on women, ponders the security offered in marriage proposals, and a host of other questions of young adulthood.
"Grown Up, Off to College and Romance"
Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. White Fang is a companion novel and thematic mirror to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild.
"Maybe it's just me."
Playful enough for young adult readers, yet as intricate and engaging as any work of literary fiction, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear has the plot of a novel and the spontaneity and humor of a vintage comic book, making it already an instant cult classic.
"Hillarious and fantastic book and great listen"
Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century B.C, relied on animal stories to convey his key points to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are now classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern day readers. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand.
"ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER"
Introduce your children to the magic of Shakespeare with these 20 favorite tales. Although simplified, these lively stories don't underestimate young readers; they keep the complexity, twists of plot, and turns of fate found in the originals.
One of the greatest classic horror stories, Mary Shelley's gothic novel sees Dr Frankenstein manufacture life - The Monster - only to see it go beyond his control. The original novel is more sympathetic to the monster's plight than is generally presented on film, making it an important book to be read.
The crew's on holiday, and they turn their energies to mining for gold, aided by pigeon messengers Homer, Sophocles, and Sappho. The adventurers comb the nearby hills for a fabled lost claim, while being shadowed by a mysterious figure they dub "squashy hat." Undeterred by drought, sudden brushfires, and the continuing presence of Squashy Hat, the young prospectors persevere in their quest - with surprising results.
Devin doesn’t remember life before the world got hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their remote valley. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there. An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the home, but it’s soon clear that it’s no paradise....
We arrived at the tower at the top of the castle. The door was locked. 'We can't go into that room,' said Ho Hum. 'Not ever.' Tashi tells Jack about his scariest adventure ever the mysterious stranger Bluebeard moved into the old castle. Nobody knew what a monser Bluebeard was until he challenges Tashi to complete three impossible tasks. Can Tashi really save the day again?
Provocative to some, stimulating to others, boring to jaded sophisticates, this is a book that must be heard - although it can aslo be thrown with great effect.
The St. Charles Players present a new and unique telling of this children's classic performed in exciting Radio Theatre style.
When young Alice follows a White Rabbit down a hole, she plunges into a fantasy land of bizarre adventures. Alice encounters such strange characters as the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Mock Turtle, and the croquet-playing Queen of Hearts. As if that weren't enough, Alice often grows as tall as a house or shrinks to 3 inches. This classic story has delighted children and adults for generations.
"Great Continuing Bedtime Story"
This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.
"Okay, but a bit boring."
You are probably familiar with the popularized versions of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but have you ever heard the original, unabridged stories by Washington Irving? The skillfully written and colorful original tales have much more meaning and depth. In Rip Van Winkle Irving makes a profound social comment about the changes then happening in America.
"good storys bad reader"
When young Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away from Kansas by a tornado, they embark on a journey of self-discovery. As Dorothy and Toto travel through enchanted lands toward the Emerald City, where they will seek the aid of the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, they are joined by such colorful characters as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, all the while avoiding opponents such as the Wicked Witch of the West. Ultimately, Dorothy learns to rely on herself, and that "There's no place like home."
"Wrong Narrator Listed!! Great reading!!!"
The new Jim Carrey movie, Me, Myself, and Irene, hits theaters this weekend! We recommend listening to the original tale of a man with an evil twin, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as a warm-up for this summer blockbuster.
Linbury goes green and Jennings and Darbishire want to do their bit for the environment. Given the simple task of distributing leaflets, what could go wrong? But when Darbishire’s shoelace refuses to stay tied, Jennings, using his usual initiative, removes the rubber band holding the leaflets together and performs an emergency shoelace repair. All seems fine, until a gust of wind hurls the leaflets over Marina Gardens.
Among the ancient artifacts concealed in a London Victorian mansion lies an ornate human-sized sarcophagus which houses the body of an ancient Egyptian sorceress dead for centuries...or is she?
"A Perfect Fall Read"
A swashbuckling swordsman extraordinaire, a wordsmith of unparalleled flair, action and romance follow him everywhere, as he of the pronounced protuberance beyond compare, seeks the favor of his beloved Roxanne, by waxing poetic...for another man.
"Fly Goose...Shoo...do not buy this!"
Originally written as a protest against cruelty and ill treatment of horses, this compassionate tale has captured the imagination of generations of children. The saga begins with Black Beauty as a young thoroughbred in a stable with his beloved Squire Gordon, who is forced to sell the horse, beginning a tragic but exciting journey. The sweet-tempered horse must deal with broken knees, narrow escapes from disaster, and the drudgery of pulling a London cab for a cruel owner.
"Don't buy it. It's a rip off"