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  • Where the Wild Things Are, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Doctor De Soto, & Owl Moon | Maurice Sendak,James Marshall,William Steig,Jane Yolen

    Where the Wild Things Are, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Doctor De Soto, & Owl Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Maurice Sendak, James Marshall, William Steig, and others
    • Narrated By Peter Schickele, Ian Thomson, Jane Yolen
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.

    Brian says: "a must listen!"
  • Sylvester & The Magic Pebble | William Steig

    Sylvester & The Magic Pebble

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Rex Robbins
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
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    Sylvester is transformed into a rock by a magic pebble and remains that way until he encounters his unsuspecting parents.

    Kristina Warrior Princess says: "Adorable!"
  • The Amazing Bone | William Steig

    The Amazing Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
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    It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!

    Gretchen SLP says: "Best Kids' Book On Audible"
  • Spinky Sulks | William Steig

    Spinky Sulks

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his hammock. His brother and sister try to make amends. His mom even brings him a beautiful tray of food. But nothing can get Spinky to stop sulking - not even a circus passing by on his street! Will Spinky ever cheer up?

    Sonya says: "Teaches kids to understand their feelings"
  • Brave Irene | William Steig

    Brave Irene

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing - quite an errand for a little girl. But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows.

    Teri says: "Fantastic Story, Read Beautifully"
  • The One and Only SHREK! Plus 5 Other Stories | William Steig

    The One and Only SHREK! Plus 5 Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Before Shrek made it on the silver screen, there was William Steig's SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet is what you consider ordinary. SHREK! can be found in this collection of six modern classics by Steig, along with stories concerning creatures ordinary and extraordinary.

    Stephanie A. Land says: "Not like the movie...but better!"
  • Abel's Island | William Steig

    Abel's Island

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint - Abel, for short - is a rich and silly mouse. He spends most of his days just having fun, going to picnics with his wife, playing croquet with friends, and dancing at parties. Unlike most other mice, Abel has never had to work for anything. All that changes one blustery fall day when his wife’s scarf flutters away in a gust of wind. Abel races off to rescue it and is swept away in a rainstorm. When the storm is over, Abel finds himself washed up a deserted island.

  • Doctor De Soto | William Steig

    Doctor De Soto

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Ian Thomson
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    A hungry fox with a toothache begs a mouse dentist to relieve his pain in this modern-day fable.

    granny mo says: "Excellent classic story and production!"
  • Brave Irene | William Steig

    Brave Irene

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Lindsay Crouse
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Irene summons up her courage in the face of a fierce snowstorm when her mother falls ill and Irene must deliver a ball gown to the duchess.

  • The Real Thief | William Steig

    The Real Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    The New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year for 1973 and an ALA Notable Book, The Real Thief is the story of Gawain, a most honorable goose. Trustworthy and proud, Gawain is given the keys to the king’s Royal Treasury and put in charge of security. When rubies begin to disappear, and the world-famous Kalikak diamond vanishes, it looks as if someone is sacking the treasury. Only the king and Gawain have the keys - and why would the king steal from himself?

  • Dominic | William Steig

    Dominic

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Peter Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    It's time for a change, so Dominic packs his collection of hats and his piccolo and heads out, letting the world take him where it may. When Dominic encounters members of the Doomsday Gang, he easily foils their attempt to rob him. Legend of his victory quickly spreads, and each new friend Dominic meets tells him a story of their own less-fortunate meeting with the villains, and asks for help from the heroic dog. But can one lone dog bring down an entire band of hooligans?

  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble | William Steig

    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
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    Sylvester is a rock collector. One day he finds a magic pebble that makes wishes come true. He rushes home to share his good fortune with his parents. On the way, he’s frightened by a hungry lion and quickly asks the pebble to turn him into a rock, so the lion can’t eat him. It works - but there sits Sylvester on Strawberry Hill with no way to hold the pebble to wish himself back into a donkey. Seasons come and go as Sylvester’s parents desperately search for him....

  • Caleb and Kate | William Steig

    Caleb and Kate

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep
    Overall
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    (1)
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    When Caleb finds himself transformed into a dog and is unable to tell his wife his true identity, he decides to become her companion.

  • Doctor de Soto | William Steig

    Doctor de Soto

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Stanley Tucci
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
    Story
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    With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals -that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed?

  • Shrek! | William Steig

    Shrek!

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Stanley Tucci
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig's Shrek!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.

  • Wizzil | William Steig

    Wizzil

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
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    Wizzil the witch is very, very bored. When her bossy parrot suggests that she find someone to bother, Wizzil turns herself into a fly and buzzes off to do some mischief to the funky Frimp family. But mischief has a way of backfiring, and one spell often leads to another. It’s not long before Wizzil has changed so much, she can hardly recognize herself. The zany witch’s misadventures, and the sunny conclusion to her story, will quickly have you laughing out loud.

  • The Amazing Bone | William Steig

    The Amazing Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (13 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By John Lithgow
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    It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. "You talk?" says Pearl. "In any language," says the bone. "And I can imitate any sound there is." (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!

  • La Isla de Abel | William Steig

    La Isla de Abel

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Gonzalo Madurga
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    Abelardo Hassam di Chirico Pedernal, de la familia de los Pedernales , de Musgania, está pasando una espléndida tarde saboreando champán con su adorable esposa, Amanda, de picnic bajo un frondoso árbol, divirtiéndose con una partida de croquet y, en general, viviendo la vida propia de un ratón de abolengo, cuando ocurre algo inesperado. Se desencadena una lluvia borrascosa y el viento le arranca a Amanda el precioso pañuelo de gasa que lleveba al cuello.

  • El Verdadero Ladron [The Real Thief] | William Steig

    El Verdadero Ladron [The Real Thief]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By William Steig
    • Narrated By Gonzalo Madurga
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    Galván es un ganso muy honorable y importante. El monta guardia afuera de la Tesorería Real; sólo él y el Rey Basilio tienen las llaves para abrir la puerta del tesoro. Pero un día Galván descubre que han desaparecido 29 rubíes. Siendo un ganso responsable, le comunica al Rey la desapari-ción de las joyas; días más tarde descubre que faltan más joyas. Cuando el mundial-mente famoso diamante Kalikak también desaparece, el Rey decide de que es hora de resolver el problema.

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