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"
Here's a great selection of eight stories that children will love to hear over and over and over again, especially at bedtime. You'll hear modern adaptations of princesses and princes using mobile phones and new technologies.
Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, the classic tale of friendship, love, and bravery, has won the hearts of young readers for almost two centuries. Gerda, a young girl, struggles to free her friend from an evil and icy foe.
The classic children's tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum follows the adventures of young Dorothy, who lives in Kansas with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. As many fans know from the beloved film adaptation of the book, a terrible swirling cyclone sweeps through the prairie area where Dorothy and her family are living, and in an attempt to get to safety, Dorothy's dog Toto buries himself under a bed. The house is picked up by the extreme winds, and when Dorothy awakens after the event, she is no longer in the town she calls home.
The Runaway Rabbit Named Robbie is a fun children's adventure story about a rabbit who, along with his pet frog, Pepper, decide to run away from home. Children will enjoy the charming tale of Robbie Rabbit and his various encounters in the forest as he and Pepper find themselves lost on their journey.
"Delightful Children's Book!"
Hans Christian Andersen became famous after publishing his fantastic novel in 1829. In the following years, he wrote three compilations of tales. Many children and adults passed through the world of his books. Even after many years these fairy tales are still remembered. Each fairy tale contains some pieces of the author's soul. Hans Christian Andersen's books are permanent companions for many people in the world.
Not all can be born cucumbers; there must be other things, too. The hens, the ducks, and all the animals in the next yard are creatures too. Now I have a great opinion of the yard cock on the plank. He is certainly of much more importance than the weather-cock who is placed so high and can't even creak, much less crow.
The inkstand is very proud of itself. But the pen doesn't share her happiness - it told the inkstand that it was just a container for ink without any skills and ideas. But the inkstand disagrees with the opinion of the pen. So they start to argue. Listen on to find out who's right.
Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? And whatever happened to that Golden Fleece? It takes a demigod to know the answers, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes.
Jim the woodcutter finds a bird that lays golden eggs. Will greed get the better of Jim?
Ask him the trickiest question and he will have the answer. Who else could it be but Birbal the wise vizier in Emperor Akbar's court? When it comes to Birbal, no problem is without a solution. Admired, loved, envied but always unbeaten, his wit leaves you wondering, "How does he do that?" Birbal has to play with words in order to please his host, the King of Persia. But on his return, he finds that Emperor Akbar is furious with him. How will Birbal make Akbar see the truth?
Jean Lang (1857-1932) was a writer and folklorist. Her main fields of interest were ancient mythology and legends, their origins, and how they changed over time. A Book of Myths (1914) is one of her most known works as well as Stories of the Border Marches (1916). "Clytie" is a short folk story included in A Book of Myths. Clytie was a water nymph, a timid, gentle being that frequented lonely streams, whose destruction came from a faithful, unrequited love.
Ever wondered where some writers get their characters? Just maybe they come from Mack's One Stop Character Shop, where grumpy wizards, weeping dragons, singing chestnuts, arguing lemons, miniature lady vampires, giant flies, slippered frogs, knighted ogres and creatures there aren't even names for await your discovery. You'll be so dazzled by the amount of oddities that you'll be wanting to make your own trip to Mack's asap... particularly if you also like to pen the odd tale.
From the Addison's Tales musical storyworld comes the harrowing adventure of Penelope as the curious cat is whisked underground in search of the last remaining Core - the fallen star that might just bring light to the dying Caverns of the gnomes. Leading her on the search is Boris Bones, a gnome with a dubious past who hopes Penelope can decipher the riddle that will save his homeland from eternal darkness. Excited by the thrill of adventure but not sure she entirely trusts Boris Bones, Penelope drags her friend Knuckles, the elegant, picking-loving squirrel, along for the submarine ride - much to his disgust.
From the Addison's Tales musical storyworld comes the story of a loveable travelling spider named Harry as he battles the might of the Blood Brothers - a gang of half-witted mosquitoes with an unnatural taste for blood. Boo and hiss as the nefarious Caspius Cruel and his goons try to rob the blood bank of blood banks, Charlie. Gasp as the gang's every raid is met by the sensational Harry - a bookish spider with bad eyesight, excellent spelling and a cheeky right hook.
This brief story by Kate Douglas Wiggin describes the wonderful journey a little water drop baby takes across the whole world. His mother, the ocean, lets him go to beg the sun to lift him up. The sun lets him sail on one of the white floating clouds then makes him fall to the Earth from the highest mountain; a kind river takes him back home. His travels are a wonderful journey full of pleasure and danger that will definitely astonish young listeners.
"The Blue Flower" is a short story by Henry Van Dyke. It revolves around a little boy lying in his bed after nightfall, falling asleep and waking up over and over again. His mind is occupied by the stories that an enigmatic stranger told him. A story about treasure thrills him the most. But the treasure is not a pile of gold and silver, for the boy cares not much for them. It is a mysterious blue flower, a symbol of passion and inspiration, that he wants so much. But what will come of his dreams when the night is through?
This story revolves around a tower, where a princess dwells. Many brave knights came to its doorsteps. All of them wanted to take down the gates, break in, and take the princess out. Of course, they wanted that with little consideration as to what the princess herself actually desired.
This is an ancient Greek legend that was included in A Book of Myths. It tells us about Latona, the goddess of night and darkness. One day she gets Zeus' attention and earns the hatred of his wife - Hera. Hera decides to punish her rival and make her an exile, casting her down to the Earth. What happened to the former goddess there?
In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers...
BK was devastated. Something was wrong! The people were angry, and Jesus had been beaten and put on a cross. That wasn't supposed to happen. Jesus was supposed to win! He could destroy the soldiers with one word. Ten thousand angels were waiting for him to give the order. Why was God allowing the people to hurt his son, Jesus?
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.
"Loved this 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"
"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!"
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.
"Does the story justice"
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"
Two story collections in one volume! From Bambi to Aladdin, the best-loved stories of all time are now even better. In Disney Storybook Collection, over 20 stories recreate the movie magic of the most beloved Disney films. Perfect for bedtime, the second edition of the popular Bedtime Favorites storybook collection has 19 stories to choose from. Updated story selections feature characters from Finding Nemo, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, The Lion King, and more.
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.
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.
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"
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!"
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"
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"
This collection includes tales of four Disney princesses all in one volume!
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"
Some stories become favored childhood classics with good reason, such as the tale of Goldilocks. Here, in an abundantly funny retelling, the time honored drama unfolds. This outrageously frilly, jump-roping Goldilocks skips through the bears' house, reciting saucy rhymes as she goes.
Another outstanding collaboration from Caralyn and Mark Buehner, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is perfect for sharing with children, adults, and fairy-tale collectors alike.
"Great for 3 year olds"
A delightful collection of four classic children's stories all hosted by a delightful fairy godmother and read by charming narrators. Featuring "The Three Little Pigs" by Joseph Jacobs, "The Roly-Poly Pudding" by Beatrix Potter, and L. Frank Baum's "The Story of the Cat and the Fiddle" and "The Story of Little Tommy Tucker".
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."
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"
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"
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"
While fairy tales were not originally intended for children, they have become a staple of children's literature since the early 19th century. Here is a collection of English fairy tales, including many stories you will remember from childhood.
In this specially priced collection, you'll get both the best selling The Abs Diet and its companion audiobook, The Abs Diet Personal Trainer.
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.
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"
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"
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 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.
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!
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"
Rip Van Winkle lives in a nice village at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains. One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the mountains. After encountering strangely dressed men, rumored to be the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew, who are playing nine-pins, and after drinking some of their liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes up 20 years later and returns to his village.
"Excellent Story! Listen with your Children!"
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!"