Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses; vengeful owls; ladies who pass their time by embroidering terrible fates; endless paths in the deep, dark woods; and houses that never appear the same way twice.
"21st century 19th century lit"
This audiobook contains eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories are The Heron and the Fish, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Eagle and the Tortoise, read by Alison Steadman; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, read by Richard Briers; Belling the Cat, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Too Fat Fox, read by Jane Horrocks; and The Rat and the Elephant, read by Richard E. Grant.
Here are eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include The Hare and the Tortoise, read by Richard Briers; The Frogs and the Ox, read by Jane Horrocks; The Fox and the Crow, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Monkey as King, read by Alison Steadman; The Bundle of Sticks, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Gnat and the Lion, read by Richard E. Grant; and The North Wind and the Sun, read by Lindsay Duncan.
Follow one large ungainly "duck" as he is laughed at, kicked, and pecked for being different. Hans Christian Andersen shows that beauty is only skin-deep, and many other important moral lessons in more than five hours of his best, inspiring stories.
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".
Expanding upon the four-line nursery rhyme, storyteller David Novak spins an epic tale as young Itsy prepares to attempt what no spider has done before: scale the water spout. A nervous Mother Bitsy prepares her little Itsy as nourishing lunch; a fly salad sandwich, a bag of grasshopper chips, and a bottle of fresh-squeezed moth juice (100% natural). The result is an epic on a child's scale, in which determination, concentration, and grit are championed.
"excellent for children and young adults"
Oscar Wilde told and retold his fairy tales to friends in private readings, refining them further each time before finally publishing them in two collections between 1888 and 1891 to great acclaim and lasting popularity ever since. Much of their charm is due to Wilde's intention that the stories be "studies in prose... meant partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find in simplicity a subtle strangeness."
Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. Listen as Blackberry Blue rises from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to save a lost king; and join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse. These beautifully written and original stories will delight listeners of all ages.
Here's the classic tale of how the ugly duckling, who is teased by the other birds on the river, turns into a beautiful swan. Also included are "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Tinderbox", and "The Little Mermaid".
Magical retellings of three classic fairy tales. The Three Billy Goats Gruff: The two younger Billy Goats Gruff want to be as big and fat as their older brother. Beauty and the Beast: Beauty is kind and loving; even though her two sisters tease her and her merchant father is too poor to buy her presents. Her father sees a beautiful rose bush on the grounds of the Beast's castle, he plucks a flower for her. The Beast is angry, and demands something precious in return.... >"The Emperor's New Clothes": The Emperor loves to wear the finest clothes in the land. Two strangers suggest that they can weave him a special suit - which is invisible.
Magical retellings of three classic fairy tales, read by Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan. In "Aladdin", Aladdin is a tailor's son who dreams of making his fortune and marrying the Sultan's daughter, but is tricked into becoming apprentice to a cunning magician. He needs Aladdin to do a very special job - climb down into a deep, dark cave and fetch an oil lamp...
With music, sound effects, and all the expertise of the BBC, these traditional nursery rhymes are brought magically to life. Includes "Aladdin", "Puss in Boots", "Cinderella", and "Dick Whittington".
A thrilling collection of adventurous stories told with stirring energy and brimming with excitement. Includes the classic tale "The Sword in the Stone", whereby a young man, encouraged by the great wizard Merlin, accepts a challenge that will forever change his life; "St. George and the Dragon", in which a bold knight charges in to save a beautiful woman as she awaits a terrible fate at the jaws of a fierce dragon; and "Jabberwocky", Lewis Carroll's short poem about a brave young man facing a terrible beast.
Magical retellings of four classic fairy tales.
"The Little Mermaid", read by Tamsin Greig: The youngest child of the Mer King lives in a beautiful underwater city. "Rumpelstiltskin", read by Stephen Mangan: A beautiful miller's daughter is locked away by the King and told she will never see her family again unless she spins straw into gold. "The Snow Queen", read by Stephen Mangan: Sebastian and Anna are best friends who do everything together. "The Little Match Girl", read by Tamsin Greig: It is bitterly cold, and the Little Match Girl is walking the icy streets in bare feet, trying to sell just one box of matches.
Magical retellings of three classic fairy tales, read by Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan. "Pinocchio": When Geppetto makes a wooden puppet of a little boy, he is astonished when the puppet comes to life! But Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy.... "The Princess and the Pea": The King and Queen have made all the plans for their son's Royal Wedding, but the Prince still hasn't chosen a bride. Will he ever find a wife who is a princess through and through? "Tom Thumb": A woodcutter and his wife are desperate for a child - even one as small as his father's thumb.
This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, available to you. Enjoy this classic work today.
This wonderful collection of fanciful stories features adventurous billy goats, talking giraffes, and magic beetles. It includes "Three Billy Goats Gruff", "The Giraffe", and L. Frank Baum's "The Magic Well".
Ladybird presents First Favourite Tales Audio, a fabulous collection of classic stories for toddlers, brought to life through the magic of audio. Produced with enchanting sound effects and lively music that will delight children, and introduce them to the world's most famous stories.This collection of six classic tales contains:The Gingerbread Man,The Three Little Pigs, Chicken Licken, The Enormous Turnip, Sly Fox and Red HenHansel and Gretel.
Eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors.
This audiobook contains eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include The Kid and the Wolf, read by Lindsay Duncan; The Old Lion and the Fox, read by Richard Briers; The Eagle and the Jackdaw, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Goatherd and the Wild Goats, read by Richard E. Grant; The Dog in the Manger, and more.