Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It's easy to say that humans are "wired" for story, but why? In this delightful and original book, Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life's complex social problems.
"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night..."
Learn about animals, both domestic and wild, who have become heroes when they came to the rescue of humans.
From the author of Through Animals' Eyes comes more true stories from the rare perspective of someone who not only cares for the animals she treats, but also has never wanted nor tried to tame or change them. Lynn Cuny founded Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) in 1977 in her backyard in San Antonio. It has since grown to 187 acres and now rescues more than 7,000 animals annually and maintains an emergency hotline 365 days a year.
Discover a place where every animal is safe, loved, and allowed to live out its natural life. Here is the inspiring true story of Best Friends, an animal sanctuary a few dedicated people made happen, and thousands of furry and feathered friends have called home. Meet the residents, including Sinjin, the badly burned black cat and Sparkles, the broken-down packhorse. Meet their rescuers: a famous symphony conductor, a successful architect, veterinarians, and others.
"A MUST Read"
Daisy is a beautiful pony. She lives on a farm where she helps Clare with her small garden. Clare takes a short rest and soon falls asleep. When she wakes up, Daisy is nowhere to be found! Will Clare be able to find her?
"Listen and Play" encourages pre-school children to observe the world with theirs ears! Each audiobook contains an exciting mix of songs, nursery rhymes, sound puzzles, and tongue twisters, and finishes with a short story.
"Fun! . The kids in the car want this one on ."
This is the first in a line of four books within the National Geographic Kids Chapters series that explore unexpected animal bonds. In this book you'll meet four unlikely pairings, including Billy and Lilly. Billy the boxer adopted Lilly the goat when she was abandoned by her mother. Billy and Lilly are rarely apart since Billy has taken on the role of Lilly's protector, caretaker, and constant companion.
With bravura storytelling, daring imagination, and fierce narrative control, this dazzling debut introduces that rare writer who finds humanity in our most unconventional behavior, and the humor beneath our darkest impulses. In these strange, funny, and unnerving stories, animals become the litmus test of our deepest fears and longings
The Story of Miss Moppet is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The story tells of a cat who captures a mouse, and toys with him until he escapes. This version is published in the Audible Enhanced audiobook format.
"Very Beatrix Potter"
Long before they were spirit animals, the four were still legends - Great Beasts, the most powerful beings to roam the wilds of Erdas. Aided by a brave resistance of humans and animals, they gave their lives to protect the world from a threat more dangerous than any it had seen before: their own kind. Wise and cunning, gentle and ruthless, these are tales of the true heroes and villains in the war that started it all.
"This is a forced review.I can't listen to the book"
Follow the journey of Nitro, a tiger kept in captivity in Kansas. His story starts when the county sheriff visits a Kansas property and decides to confiscate all big cats from their owner. Lions are sent to a Detroit zoo and Nitro and his friend, Apache, to the Carolina tiger rescue. As Nitro adjusts to his new home, things go terribly wrong.
In this masterful debut, an award-winning writer and first-rate storyteller explores the tenuous bonds of family - fathers and sons, husbands and wives - as they are tested by the sometimes brutal power of love. In each of the stories in this remarkable collection, David James Poissant delivers a moving portrayal of a relationship in turmoil. His strikingly true-to-life characters have reached a precipice, chased there by troubles of their own making. Some stand frightened, some ready to fight. Some seek atonement, others the atonement that is owed them.
A new threat faces the world of Erdas in this continuation of the New York Times best-selling series.
"Just stopped mid story"
What’s a "driveway moment"? It’s when you’re so captivated by a story you’re hearing on NPR that you stay in your car to hear it to the end - even if you’re sitting in your driveway with the motor running. For years, listeners have written to NPR to describe such moments. Now animal lovers especially will want to make sure their tanks are full. Heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and Wait Wait - Don’t Tell Me!, these stories will make you laugh out loud and shed a tear or two.
Four children have discovered that they have spirit animals - a rare bond between human and animal that has launched them on a quest to save their world. The team heads to the forests of Eura, where another Great Beast is hidden. At first Conor is excited to return to his old home, but when the four young heroes are betrayed by a familiar face, the hunt for the Great Beast becomes a race for their lives. But the real danger may be lying just ahead....
"My son and I love this series :)"
An elephant accidentally dislodges the nest of a pair of sparrows. But when he refuses to apologize, the sparrows and their friends show him that it's not size but determination that matters.
When you enter the world of James Herriot's Animal Stories, you'll share his wonder and humor, his adventures and misadventures as he contends with pet owners and landowners; rough-spoken farmers and soft-spoken gentry; orphaned lambs, litters of piglets and puppies, cattle and draught horses; and a miscellany of cats and dogs including, of course, Mrs. Pumphrey's inimitable Pekinese, Tricki Woo.
"More great fun!"
Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed forever.
Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of short stories for children, offers fantastic explanations for the origins of certain animals' characteristics, why tides ebb and flow and even how the alphabet was invented.
"Excellent but for the recording"
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and for his tales for children. This collection includes some of Kipling's most beloved short stories, including 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', 'The Man Who Would Be King', and 'Georgie Porgie'.