Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
Philip Mather narrates this Kipling classic with just the right voice to intrigue and delight young listeners and those of us who remember the "Just So Stories." I loved his voice, so appropriate for the story explaining how the Leopard got his spots.
Hank is falsely accused of the ultimate crime for a ranch dog -- chicken killing! Hank's adventures will intrigue pre-teens and entertain them even on a long trip across the wilds of Wyoming.
"Charlotte's Web" has been the favorite story of all my children and grandchildren for a certain period of time in their development. It's the story of a friend, very small and insignificant, who makes a huge difference in the life of another friend. Perfect for a child, wouldn't you say?
We occasionally at reunions have a game of Charlotte's Pursuit where everyone competes to answer questions about the story. Since everyone has read it, adults and children alike have fun.
If you haven't read it, listen to this outstanding story - if you have, revive the experience by having a skilled reader deliver it to you. Introduce a child, a grandchild, or a neighbor to this.