A wonderful assortment of classic children's stories written by the beloved author Hans Christian Andersen. Featuring the charming story of "The Princess and the Pea", the delightful adventures of Thumbelina, and the tender, uplifting tale of Little Tuk.
This is a delightful collection of fairy tales and fables written by the most beloved of all children's authors and read with charming wit and tenderness. Includes the story of that fleet-footed Gingerbread Man who commences running as soon as the oven door is opened.
"The interstitial intros may (and do) annoy"
A little old woman and her husband long for a child of their very own, so they decide to make one out of gingerbread. Unfortunately, when the oven door is opened, that rascally little fella runs away! Can anyone catch him?
"Not something we'd listen to twice"
Three irritable curmudgeons, each successful in their respective fields, find themselves thrown together on a comically arduous journey - all at the behest of a mysterious host. Arriving at their destination, the three men find their cantankerous hearts melting in the presence of a newborn infant.
Three young billy goats need to cross a bridge to get to the meadow on the other side. Unfortunately, a terrible troll lives beneath the bridge, and his favorite meal is billy goat - and the fatter the better!
A charming collection of whimsical children's favorites narrated with wit, warmth, and wonder. Featuring the mischievous story of "Jack and the Beanstalk", the tongue-twisting "Henny Penny", the lethargic "Lazy Jack", and the scrambled "Humpty Dumpty".
Here's a terrific collection of giggle-inducing silliness and rhythmical rhyming fun, all read with a great big smile! Twenty-four classic rhymes are gathered here, including: "Little Bo Peep", "Simple Simon", "Little Miss Muffet", "Humpty Dumpty", "Handy Pandy", "Crooked Little Man", "Wee Willie Winkie", and many, many more!
Charles Dickens' absolutely wonderful celebration of holiday spirit and Christmas cheer presents a grand glimpse of Christmas dinner and the jovial characters that reside within every family, everywhere.
A wonderful collection of Christmas stories and poems celebrating all the warmth and joy of the holiday season. "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" is a kindly editor's reply to a young reader regarding the existence of Santa; "Silent Night" is the classic song read with meaning and reverence; "The Christmas Masquerade" is a charming tale of a magical Christmas Eve.
"Long bizarre fairy tale about costumes ruins it"
A fun and charming collection of children's classics narrated with charming enthusiasm. Featuring the beloved tales of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", the story of "The Cat and the Mouse", L. Frank Baum's "The Story of Little Miss Muffet", and the hilarious tale of "How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune".
"Not your typical Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
It is an INVASION! H. G. Wells' classic story of Martians invading an unsuspecting and unprepared world continues to thrill and terrify listeners around the world. Following strange explosions on the surface of Mars, metallic cylinders crash in the English countryside - objects that carry hideous aliens possessed of deadly weapons and a rabid hunger for human flesh. No army can stop these monstrous hordes, no weapons can harm them - a terrified humanity watches helpless as cities are reduced to cinders and ash. There is no hope...here is no future...our world is lost - unlessa?S
"I raised my hands muttering "Yes!""
Edgar Allen Poe's classic poem about a man haunted by the loss of his beloved Lenore, a man whose despair is personified by the sudden appearance of a sleek, black raven that repeats but a single dreadful word: "nevermore".
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A delightful collection of children's favorites hosted by a hilarious wicked witch and narrated with delightful enthusiasm. Featuring the classic story of "Snow White", the story of "The Seven Ravens", the charming "Little Ida's Flowers", and the mirthful "The Shoemaker and the Elves".
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".
Classic Tales of Fear presents two classics of horror. "The Raven" is Edgar Allen Poe's masterful verse that tells of the mysterious raven that visits a man who finds himself in the deepest abyss of misery and despair. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" tells the story of Ichabod Crane and his chilling encounter with the terrifying headless horseman.
"Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell an exciting story!" When young Jack trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, his mother is so angry that she tosses them out of the window. The next morning Jack finds they have grown into a vine that reaches all the way up to the sky. Jack climbs the vine up, up, up into a thrilling series of adventures!
A beautiful collection of four classic fairy tales told with wit and whimsy. Including the hair raising tale of "Rapunzel", a young woman locked in a high, lonely tower; the sweet "Story of Baa-Baa Black Sheep", a sheared little lamb who's desperately trying to grow more wool in order to help out a friend; the tale of the "Fisherman and His Wife", all about a poor man who discovers that his wife's greed runs as deep as the ocean; and the "Story of Gilligren and the Song of Sixpence", which tells the story behind the famous nursery rhyme.
A charming, heart-felt collection of Christmas stories and poems that will delight the entire family. Includes F. Scott Fitzgerald's "A Luckless Santa Claus", "A Christmas Dinner" by Charles Dickens, O. Henry's classic Christmas story "The Gift of the Magi", the hilarious "Reginald on Christmas Presents" by Saki (H.H. Munro), and a tender scene exerpted from Little Women.
This collection of classic Christmas tales is a delightful celebration of Christmas and the joyful spirit of giving. "What Christmas is as We Grow Older" is Charles Dicken's touching essay on the true meaning of charity; "Christmas Day" is a delightful story of a young boy's willingness to sacrifice skating with his friends to help an old woman; "The Little Match Girl" is the heart-wrenching classic about a poor little match girl, cold and alone on the streets on Christmas Eve; and "The Greatest of These" is an upbeat, inspiring story of a pair of farmers who bring Christmas to a poor neighbor's family.
Polite and kind-hearted, young Jack makes a lot of new friends as he journeys throughout the world. Good thing too, because when he stumbles upon a house of thieves, he's going to need all the help he can get!