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Maria of Marbrooke: A Thicket of Tales, Book 3 | [A.D. Hasselbring]

Maria of Marbrooke: A Thicket of Tales, Book 3

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." A Thicket of Tales ignites the imagination of young readers while reaffirming their self-worth and building confidence. As pediatricians increasingly caution parents against allowing children too much “screen time,” A Thicket of Tales provides a welcome option for healthy, creative children’s entertainment, with an important life lesson that can be gleaned from each artfully crafted story.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Chris M Diaz Round Rock, TX United States 09-05-14
    Chris M Diaz Round Rock, TX United States 09-05-14

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    "Sweet story"
    Would you listen to Maria of Marbrooke again? Why?

    Yes-- great story. You don't need to be extraordinary to be a hero.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maria-- she discovered she doesn't need to be different than what she is to be special


    Which character – as performed by A.D. Hasselbring – was your favorite?

    Maria


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine 09-14-14
    Katherine 09-14-14
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    "A wholesome story of loving who you are"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it has a very sweet message of determination and loving who you are.


    What other book might you compare Maria of Marbrooke to and why?

    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.


    What about A.D. Hasselbring’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it did leave me with a smile and a wonderful message to keep with me throughout my day!


    Any additional comments?

    Story and narration were in perfect harmony. It is a story for all to appreciate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jay 09-09-14
    Jay 09-09-14
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    "Wonderful story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. My children loved listening to it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Maria of Marbrooke?

    Maria's escape and the beautiful imagery.


    What does A.D. Hasselbring bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The story teller had a great voice and energy for speaking to children.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My girls cheered for Maria.


    Any additional comments?

    Another great audio book from this site. Really wonderful! Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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