Too small to do any of the jobs that she thinks are important, Maria comes home after a disappointing day and cries herself to sleep. She had wanted so much to help, but she just wasn't big enough. That night, as a storm rages outside the family's cottage, Maria learns that "great things are done by those who never stop trying."
Perfect for car trips, bedtime stories, or just for quiet time, this captivating audio anthology emerges from professional author and father of two, A.D. Hasselbring. A Thicket of Tales ignites the imagination, builds self-worth, and strengthens confidence through artfully crafted fairy tales with a contemporary voice. Hasselbring’s innovative, family-friendly storytelling engages children, keeping their minds active through positive characters, new vocabulary, and stunning imagery. As each tale unfolds, it paints vibrant portraits of heroes and heroines and encourages children to explore their boundless imaginations in stories that teach life lessons “with a billow of wind wrapped in a gust of imagination.”
©2014 A.D. Hasselbring (P)2014 A.D. Hasselbring
Yes-- great story. You don't need to be extraordinary to be a hero.
Maria-- she discovered she doesn't need to be different than what she is to be special
We have a 6, 2, and 1 year old and spend a remarkable amount of time in the car and our kids have learned to love audio books. Our kiddos have repeatedly chosen this book to hear for over a year now. Being so little they they love hearing how this little girl was able to accomplish something so big for her family.
Yes, it has a very sweet message of determination and loving who you are.
Anne of Green Gables. It has the same message of loving who you are and the tone of those books are very similar and endearing to the listener.
The narration was well done without being overly dramatic which perfectly matched the mood of this story. His performance allows a wide range of ages to enjoy and understand the message being delivered.
No, but it did leave me with a smile and a wonderful message to keep with me throughout my day!
Story and narration were in perfect harmony. It is a story for all to appreciate.
Yes. My children loved listening to it.
Maria's escape and the beautiful imagery.
The story teller had a great voice and energy for speaking to children.
My girls cheered for Maria.
Another great audio book from this site. Really wonderful! Thank you.
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