always loved this story, this version gave more info on the mirror, i loved it, it was great. my grandchild also enjoyed it very much, i know we will listen to it over and over.
This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.
"Strange & Fascinating"
The story tells about the king of Arabia, named Lino, who is a young, wise ruler. The neighboring kingdom is governed by the swan fairy, who has a charming daughter, Princess Hermosa. The swan fairy always has an ambassador at the young king's court, and upon hearing grumbles from the citizens that Lino shows no signs of taking a wife, the ambassador decides to bring Princess Hermosa and Lino together.
The story takes place on Halloween night, when all the demons, spirits, and evil creatures are awake. When the story begins, old Peggy warns her three grandchildren against going out that night...but will the three young men be afraid of Granny's tales?
"A Long Bow Story" is a humorous fairy tale from The Olive Fairy Book, which was published in 1907. One day a banker was walking along a country road and overtook a farmer going in the same direction. Now, the banker was very greedy, like most of his class, and was lamenting that he had had no chance of making any money that day; but at the sight of the man in front of him, he brightened up wonderfully. The cunning banker joined him, hoping to make money, and offered to play a game with the simple-minded farmer.
"Fairy Ointment", or "The Fairy Nurse", is an English fairy tale included in The Lilac Fairy Book. The ointment itself is a substance that allows humans to see fairies. The story revolves around a midwife who is summoned to attend a childbed. The baby is born, and she is given an ointment to rub in its eyes. She rubs some of it in her own eyes and is able to see the house the way it really is. What secrets are revealed to her?
It has been many years since the village found an oracle. The strange creature, with scales like a dragon, is said to have the power of prophecy and to make strong and wise any who would eat it. Suah's father, Rashidi, is the village medicine man and would offer up the oracle in sacrifice to the elders. Suah, however, has different plans, and soon he and the oracle are struggling for survival in the wilds, far from home, with only each other to rely on.
Hans Christian Andersen's classic "The Little Mermaid" read by award winning narrator, Mike Vendetti. Sit back relax, and escape for an hour to the world of bittersweet happy endings.
This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, available to you. Enjoy this classic work today.
Once upon a time there was an old man who lived with his wife and son in a dirty, tumbled-down cottage near the king's palace. Despite living in the miserable cottage, he was very wealthy; he was a great miser. He often lived without food all day instead of parting with one of his beloved gold pieces. One day, he died from weakness. Afterwards, one night, a stranger appeared in the house and told the man's son that his mother would die soon, then all the money would belong to him. But the treasures of his father were ill-gotten.
Once upon a time there was an old man who lived with his wife in a village. He went to a forest and found there a lot of gold and silver coins. He rejoiced, but instantly a devious plan appeared. He went to the market and bought there a hare and a fish....What happened next? Listen to the story to find out!
This collection includes tales of four Disney princesses all in one volume!
The story begins at a mountain with a tree on top of it. It was a tree with golden apples. An apple allowed the picker into a golden castle where an enchanted princess lived. Many knights tried and failed, but only one could make their way to the princess' castle. Who was to be that hero?
"The Seven-Headed Serpent" is a Greek fairy tale that was published as a part of The Yellow Fairy Book in 1894. It tells us about a king who goes on a sea voyage and finds himself and his crew on a mysterious island. The island conceals a garden with golden fountains and lots of treasures.... But those treasures are not for humans, for they belong to The Seven Headed King....
Calling all young pirates! Jack Sparrow and his friends are back and ready for another adventure. But this time, it looks like they might be in over their heads. In The Pirates of the Caribbean, Book Two, aspiring pirates will get a chance to relive the action of the movie.
Alice and the Pigeon is a story about a little girl called Alice. One winter evening she pushed aside the curtains of her bedroom window and saw that there were clouds outside. It was dark and cold. "Poor birds," she said, and her mother answered that the birds were all safe because each bird had a place to live. But in the morning Alice saw a pigeon sitting on the fence, shivering. "Oh, poor, dear bird!" Alice said and slightly opened the window, inviting the pigeon inside.
On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from the cold and early hypothermia. Still, she is afraid to go home,because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She shelters in a nook and sits down. The girl lights a match to warm herself. In its glow, she sees several lovely visions, including a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness....
A genie grants her three wishes, allowing Lizzy to turn herself into a beautiful queen, a soaring bird, and finally a graceful deer. Will Lizzy ever find her way back home to her pup? Or will she decide to live a more exciting life, forever locked in her dreams?
This delightful book explains Gourami's point of view of what happened to the Guppies. With the help of Red-Tailed-Shark, Albino Cat Fish, and Crab, they attempt to find the missing Guppies after Gourami discovers their overnight disappearance. Will they be found, and where?
One day there was a man and his seven daughters. One morning he called them all and said that he and their mother were leaving the family home for three years. He prohibited opening the door or letting strangers inside. But after two years the sisters had a quarrel. As a result of their quarrel, a witch entered the open door and ate the sisters one by one. Only one little sister was able to hide from the witch.... What happened next? Listen to the story to find out!
Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed Northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Most of Schönwerth's work was lost until a few years ago. Now, for the first time, Schönwerth's lost fairy tales are available in English. Violent, dark, and full of action, and upending the relationship between damsels in distress and their dragon-slaying heroes, these more than 70 stories bring us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre.
Once upon a time there was a king who had two dear children: the son's name was Asmund and the daughter's name was Signy. They lived happily until war broke out.... What happened to them? Listen to this fairy tale and you will find out!
Here are some of the finest fairytales from around the world - most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," three from "The Arabian Nights," and many more. Andrew Lang was one of the most famous literary critics around 1900. He also edited a series of children's fable books that preserved and illustrated a host of tales which are still used extensively today.
"My children are spellbound"
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
"The best of Percy Jackson series."
A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.
"A children's story for adults"
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
This volume contains a collection of fairy tales from a wide array of classical works. These immortal tales include "The Enchanted Stag", "Twelve Brothers", "Puss in Boots", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Light Princess", "Beauty and the Beast", "Hansel and Gretel", "Jack the Giant Killer", "The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor", and "The Story of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp".
"Very bad narration"
"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, 'Can we do this anonymously?' Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week." So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic - and sarcastic asides - to the classics.
"It is so Great to have Jesse Bernstein back!"
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.
"In the tradition of Princess Bride"
The king of Hameleen / Was once so mean / That he made life one bad dream / He would stomp his feet and frown / He would yell and throw down his crown / With his desserts, he would take careful aim / And have his subjects ducking cupcakes, as fast as they came / Until one day little Ned / Took aim at the king's big, big head.
A collection of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, pulled from Margaret Hunt's 1884 translation. Including: The Little Brother and Little Sister", "Hansel and Gretel", "Oh, If I Could but Shiver!", "Dummling and the Three Feathers", "Little Snow-White", "Frederick and Catherine", "The Valiant Little Tailor", "Little Red-Cap", "The Golden Goose", "Bearskin", "Cinderella", "Faithful John", "The Water of Life", "Thumbling", "Briar Rose", and "The Six Swans," among others.
This delightfully imaginative tale is always a popular favorite among children. Mrs. Frisby, a field mouse who lives in a garden, must move her family before the farmer begins plowing. Will the rats of NIMH - a group of highly intelligent laboratory rats - help her find a solution to her dilemma?
"A great classic brought to life on audio"
Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.
"Adventurous, fun story"
Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick, here are the stories of the immortals of Olympus - the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece - as freshly described as if they were alive today. Mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot....
"The best way to read the Book of Greek Myths!"
Here are 22 charming Japanese Fairy Tales, translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki, including "My Lord Bag of Rice", "The Tongue-Cut Sparrow", "The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad", "The Farmer and the Badger", "The Shinansha, or the South Pointing Carriage", "The Adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy", "The Story of Princess Hase", "The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die", "The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moonchild", "The Mirror of Matsuyama", and more.
"An excellent anthology of Japanese folk stories"
In the fifth adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon series, someone has stolen the Fire-Stone. Now the volcano on Volcano Island has become active and the tremors are hatching the eggs of the Exterminator dragons! Can Hiccup return the Fire-Stone to the Volcano, stop the Volcano from erupting, and save the Tribes from being wiped out by the terrible sword-claws of the Exterminators?
"Another Excellent Audiobook."
Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.
"Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read"
Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.
"Sugar coated darkness. Grimm Brothers brutality"
A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".
"Horrible Translation of Hans Christian Anderson"
An entertaining collection of short stories perfect for bedtime.
This collection of 10 time-honored tales brims with enchantment, whimsy, and sly humor. Assembled by a renowned poet and student of Gaelic language and culture, this edition includes "The Birth of Bran", "The Little Brawl at Allen", "The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran", "Becuma of the White Skin", "Mongan's Frenzy", and other stories.
"Great Celtic stories"
India is often reputed to be the home of the fairy tale. Here are some of the best from the sub-continent, from the Jatakas to the folktales of Kashmir. You'll hear stories about the evil magician Punchkin, the magic fiddle, and more.
Ganesha has an elephant’s head, a pot belly and a rollicking sense of fun. Full of mischief, he fools around with gods and humans alike. He is also wise and shrewd, gentle and compassionate.
"a must have for library"
These classic fables use simple allegories to convey universal truths. Though it is unkown if Aesop ever actually existed, dating back to the sixth century, BC, these fables are known in cultures throughout the world and have been translated into many languages.
"Proverbs give the lesson, Aesop the backstory"
The original story of Aladdin is a Middle-Eastern folk tale. It concerns an impoverished young man named Aladdin. He is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb, who passes himself off as the brother of Aladdin's late father and convinces Aladdin and his mother of his goodness by making arrangements to set up the lad as a wealthy merchant. His real motive is to persuade young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave.
This is George Dasent's classic collection of Scandinavian folklore. This is not about Norse mythology per se; so if you are looking for tales of Odin, Loki, and Freya etc., you will have to look elsewhere. Rather, this is an anthology of folk tales, similar to the Grimm Brothers', or Campbell's Popular Tales of the West Highlands. All of the usual suspects are in place, including giants, trolls, witches, evil step-siblings, magical boons and tasks, and anthropomorphic animals.
"Good Stories, Some Short, Others Very Long"
Compiled by American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer Hamilton Wright Mabie, here is a fantastic collection of classic legends from ancient mythology, The classical work of Hawthorne has been generously drawn upon. Included are "Three Golden Apples"; "Pomegranate Seeds"; "Chimera"; "Golden Touch"; "Gorgon's Head"; "Dragon's Teeth"; "Miraculous Pitcher"; "Paradise of Children", and more.
Long ago there was only sun in the rainforest. It was beautiful but too bright. People had a hard time sleeping. A farmer was married to the River Snake King's daughter, and she told her husband about something called "Night" that was deep in the river. It would let people rest. They had too much farm work to do, so they sent three friends in a canoe down the river to ask the River Snake King for Night.
A collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the famous Brothers Grimm. Their most famous tales are instantly recognizeable: "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White", "Rapunzel", "Cinderella", "Hansel and Gretel", and "The Frog Prince." The collection is often known today as "Grimms' Fairy Tales".
"Wonderfully read, but most tales not for kids"
A great listen for children! American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum includes classic stories that will keep your child riveted. In fact, it will keep the average adult entranced! The story lines and scenery created by the author are a thing of beauty. Vivid conversations between characters create an imaginary paradise your son or daughter can wander through for ages to come.
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit, she finds herself in Wonderland. And there begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears, and attending the very maddest of tea parties.
"American narrator all wrong for this book"
The Children's Book Of Christmas Stories is a wonderful assortment of 35 Christmas-themed tales that have been chosen by editor Asa Dickinson. Authors include Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Susan Coolidge, and Elizabeth Harrison. Whether it is for children, or for family gatherings, everyone is sure to be captivated and enthralled!
In this specially priced collection, you'll get both the best selling The Abs Diet and its companion audiobook, The Abs Diet Personal Trainer.
Nova Scotia, 1952. Not exactly the place you'd expect to run into pirates. But an old mariner, his boat driven ashore in a gale, brings with him enough stories about buccaneers and their lore to make it seem that he must have had firsthand experience of the pirate life. But how is that possible?
"A great Pirate tale for all ages!"