These five tales are absolutely perfect as bedtime stories. From an old but very kindhearted train to flying cows, from an elegant and very ambitious elephant to some surprising cauliflowers, these tales really have it all. Imaginative, amusing, charming, and fun. This five-tale collection is perfect for children of almost any age and not a few adults, too!
At bedtime, parents read books to their children. Forty Bedtime Stories are specifically designed for both parents and their children. This audiobook includes as many as 40 lovely tales! These are short, written in a lively and contemporary style, relate to a reality close to children, and graced with warm, inviting illustrations. Agape with wonder, children will listen to the tales and then easily surrender to dreams of wonderful adventures, of noble heroes praised for their virtuous deeds.
Wise and beautiful queen has a daughter, but sadly dies soon afterwards. The king remarries but the stepmother is a cruel and vain woman. Snow White, so called because of her beauty, is soon lovelier than her stepmother. But the stepmother cannot accept a rival and orders that Snow White be taken from the palace and killed. Managing to escape with her life, Snow White finds a cottage in the forest and ends up living with seven very unlikely housemates, seven dwarfs!
This beautiful book offers 17 of the best-loved fairy tales belonging to French, Danish, German, and Polish cultures. Written in beautiful and lively language, this new edition of timeless classics has been carefully adapted to meet the expectations and needs of today's younger readers. Indeed, small children will welcome it with keen interest, readily making it their favorite first book of fairy tales.
This new book is an introduction for young listeners to the timeless and constant battle waged between good and evil. In this fascinating and humorous tale, Alex Fonteyn shows in a Christian spirit and also in simple terms for children to understand, what is sin and what is virtue. The author has purposely chosen to set the action in a 'once upon a time' frame where time and the location do not really matter.
Peter Pan is an endearing and powerful tale of a very special journey of three 'everyday' children to a land of fantasy. Small listeners will easily identify themselves with the heroes of this magical tale. They will experience the meaning of true friendship and the bitter taste of disappointment, and they will take to heart the timeless struggle between the desire for adventure and the longing for a warm, peaceful and loving family home.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the definitive children's classics and is rightfully listed as required reading for boys and girls. It is an exceptionally imaginative story of a little girl in a land of fantasy. The young heroine, Alice, stumbles into a string of adventures. From a swim in a lake of her own tears to afternoon tea with some very unusual companions, she meets a variety of original and extremely odd but charming personalities.
This audiobook for children is a brand new version of Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen. It is at once exciting, enchanting and educational - an ideal fairy tale to listen to as a bedtime story over several evenings! It is the perfect story to capture a child's imagination while at the same time it offers a perfect starting point in the world of classic literature for children.
Little Red Riding Hood is a young girl, so called because of the red cloak she wears. One day her mother asks her to take some food to her sick grandmother, who lives in a clearing in the nearby forest. On the way to her grandmother, she meets an apparently friendly wolf, and since she had many friends in the animal kingdom, sees no harm in stopping to talk with him. But the wolf is not as he appears to be!
When her mother dies, Cinderella's father remarries and now she lives with her new family; her father, new mother and two new wicked sisters. They are mean and unkind to Cinderella and she is treated no better than a house servant, cooking and cleaning for everyone else. One day the two sisters are invited to a great ball to be given by the king and queen. Cinderella is unfortunately excluded. Sitting sad and alone at home, she is visited by a great fairy!
A cat, smart and cunning, clever and mischievous but very helpful: he is just the sort of friend we'd all like by our sides. The youngest of three orphan brothers is left destitute after his parents' death. But such an apparently sad situation takes a quite unexpected turn for the better when he inherits what appears at first to be a small, quite ordinary cat. But it turns out to be the greatest inheritance of all! Our cat is not only clever and brave, but he is also a talking cat!
Imagine a tiny little girl, no bigger than the size of a thumb! Now imagine how strange and scary the world must seem to her. Thumbelina is snatched from her home by a toad, who wished to marry her off to his son. But this is not the end of her misfortune; upon her adventures she meets beetles, a catfish, a butterfly, a mouse, a bird and many others. Some of the animals are kind and friendly, while others are decidedly less so. What will happen to poor tiny Thumbelina? Will she ever find her way home?
Adapted from the classic Polish tale, The Dragon Under the Hill tells the story of an ancient principality and its inhabitants' struggle with an uninvited and extremely unwelcome guest! An evil fire breathing dragon decides to settle in the principality of Prince Krakus, pillaging and plundering the country! Even the prince's knights encounter much more than they bargained for when they try to defeat the dragon. But that is not all! Worse is to come when the dragon decides that Princess Anna, would make a tasty meal.
Imagine a tiny boy, small as a finger; that's Tom Thumb! A woodman and his wife long for a child and very soon a son is born to them. But as the years pass, Tom grows hardly at all! Tiny he may be, but he has the heart of a lion. Tom decides to go and help with father chop wood and this is where his adventure begins. Follow Tom's adventures through the forest; he rides on a horse's ear, is eaten by a cow, swallowed by a wolf as all the while he tries to foil a pair of country robbers!