All of your favorite Christmas stories in one fantastic collection. From heartfelt stories such as O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" to tales of mystery from G. K. Chesterton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here is a treasure trove of tales from some of the best writers in the world, narrated by the voice of the Classic Tales: B.J. Harrison. Each story is presented unabridged.
"Like a Christmas Stocking"
Twenty more stories in this popular series by Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abby Phillips Walker, The Brothers Grimm, L. Frank Baum, Frank Stockton, Henry Beston, Nathaniel Hawthrone, Olive Thorn Miller, Ignas Kunos, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Anna R. Annan.
This second delightful collection of children's stories contains the following titles: "The Three Goblins", by Mabel G. Taggart; "Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp", edited by Andrew Lang; "Cinderella", by the Brothers Grimm; "The Griffon and Minor Canon", by Frank Stockton; "Beauty and the Beast", by Madame de Villeneuve; "The Frog Prince", by The Brothers Grimm; "Goody Two Shoes", a traditional tale; "How Fear Came", by Rudyard Kipling; "Jack and the Beanstalk", a traditional tale; and many more.
"Excellent Selection of stories"
Boris Karloff reads a selection of Hans Christian Anderson's most popular fairy tales including The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea and The Fir-Tree.
Hans Christian Andersen is one of the world's 10 most translated authors, and you only have to listen to understand why. He brings a silly sensibility to stories that showcase the triumph of the downtrodden (the ugly duckling that turns into a beautiful swan) and the downfall of the triumphant (the emperor whose arrogance won't allow him to admit that he's parading in public without any clothes).
In this story, an old witch takes pity on a poor soldier and gives him a box with remarkable powers. As a result, he has many astounding adventures.
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.
"Thumbelina" is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, first published in 1835. The story is about a tiny girl and her adventures with toads, moles, "cockchafers" and other small creatures - until she finally meets a tiny prince and lives happily ever after. Over the years, the story has been adapted in various media, including songs and animated films.
From cat, to rabbits, and everything in between, Mrs. P enchants with this Awww-some collection of animal tales, or in this case more accurately, enchanted tails! Enjoy these classic treasures: "Peter Rabbit", Squirrel Nutkin", "The Walrus and the Carpenter", "The Butterfly". and "Puss in Boots". Bonus material written by Clay Graham.
"Some classics but poorly done."
A fantastic collection of farmyard stories for kids, including 'The Ugly Duckling' by Hans Christian Andersen. The stories are packed full of quacking ducks, baaing sheep, laughing kookaburras, warbling magpies and cute chooks.
A jumping contest between a flea, a grasshopper and a leap-frog for the hand of a princess leads to some interesting perspectives on life. The fact this is a classic from Hans Christian Andersen doesn't hurt. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.