Rik Mayall reads a selection of classic fairy tales for young children. The recording includes Beauty and the Beast, The Gingerbread Man, Sinbad the Sailor, Goldilocks, Aladdin and The Three Little Pigs.
Kids today still love to hear stories that are set on the stage of the olden days of kings and princes and princesses. This audiobook recounts some stories that have been for the most part forgotten but which still hold many children's interest and provide them with well-needed laughter and smiles.
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Around the world each night, parents tell stories to children as they put them to bed. Margaret Read MacDonald - a folklorist, storyteller, and children's librarian - uses bedtime tales in the daytime to end her story hours on a calm note. Here, with accompaniment on dulcimer and autoharp by musician Richard Scholtz, she includes seven of her favorites from around the world.
This live recording could not be more fun! A seasoned storyteller who loves rhythm and song joins with a traditional musician playing instruments ranging from mountain dulcimer to a cardboard box drum to create multicultural magic. The stories come from Siberia, the Makah tradition of Alaska, Cajun Louisiana, Palestine, the British Isles, and the American South.
When an ugly duckling flies away from home to escape from teasing words, she begins the adventure of a lifetime. But when she returns to central park in Spring, she discovers she has transformed into a beautiful swan.
This collection of children’s stories offers a mix of some best-loved tales as well as newer favorites. Included are “Puss in Boots”, read by Robby Benson; “A Day at Santa’s Workshop”, read by Betty White; “Elfis, the Elf Who Saved Christmas”, read by Brian Austin Green; “Jack and the Beanstalk”, read by John Ritter; “Peter Pan”, read by Sandy Duncan; and “The Wild Swans” and “The Elves and the Shoemaker”, both read by Michael York.
Noted storyteller, author and performer Milbre Burch combines personal stories with folk and fairy tales from around the world in this Grammy-nominated recording (2007). These unforgettable and moving folktales from Russia, Kazakhstan, Zimbabwe, China, Thailand and beyond remind us that the world is often saved by unlikely heroes (like the hummingbird on its back, ready to do its part to hold up a falling sky), and that healing and hope can come from unlikely sources.