adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B0821SC3ZP
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B0821SC3ZP

Try our newest plan – unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
$7.95 a month after 30 day trial. Upgrade or cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Identical twins Goofus and Gallant each have their own way of doing things - and that means that sometimes life can get a little wild! In this Audible Original based on the beloved Goofus and Gallant feature in Highlights magazine, join Goofus, Gallant, their younger sister Gigi, and a whole cast of characters to see what hijinks these totally different twins will get into next.

This original podcast is eight episodes in total. New episodes will release on Thursdays weekly beginning 3/4/21 through 4/22/21.

©2020 Highlights (P)2020 Highlights

About Highlights

Highlights is a global media brand dedicated to helping children become curious, creative, caring, and confident through engaging content and experiences that focus on nurturing and developing the whole child. Highlights reaches children 0–12 with its popular magazines and books, multi-platform digital experiences, digital apps, toys/games, a podcast, and more.

About the Scriptwriters

Greg and Pinch Lee are the husband and wife team behind Captain Fun Productions. They first met in the early ‘90s while working together on the Peabody and Emmy award-winning PBS children’s TV show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Greg was smitten immediately. Pinch was also smitten though much, much…MUCH later, and still refuses to say exactly when it finally happened for her (but it DID eventually happen).
With their combined talents in writing, design, voice over, producing, editing, production coordination, team management, acting, hosting, and song writing, Pinch and Greg have managed to stay busy over the years creating all kinds of content for TV, film and publishing. Their most recent co-creative adventures have led them to work with Illumination Entertainment, Highlights Magazine, Audible, and GoNoodle.

Additional Credits

Produced by Audible Originals and Highlights for Children
Created by Highlights for Children
Written by Greg Lee and Pinch Lee
Performed by Katie Leigh as Goofus
Maxwell Glick as Gallant
Betsy Hogg as Gigi
Eliza Foss as Grandma Gertie
Caroline McLaughlin as Mrs. McCormick
Inés del Castillo as Martina
Cynthia Darlow as Miss Madge
Elizabeth Hess as Aunt Nettie
Mark Boyett as Uncle Ned
Kevin T. Collins as Mr. Overhead and Mr. Overheadiot
Cary Hite as Mayor Bigwig
Michael Braun as General Hazmat
Matt Braver as Kenny and Kid 1
Heather Downey as Kid 2
Margaret Ying Drake as Kid 3
Executive Producers: Heather Alexander for Audible; Lynn Kestin Sessler; and Fran Greenman-Schmitz for Highlights
Produced and Directed by Joy Smith
Edited, Mixed, and Mastered by Dave Hart
Sound Design by Dave Hart
Original music by Greg Lee
Musical Arrangement by John Dracy
Additional Music Composed and Performed by Dave Hart
Executive in Charge for Highlights: Christine Cully
Series Consulting: Lynn Kestin Sessler and Fran Greenman-Schmitz for Highlights
Acquisition and Development: Jo Ann Peritz
Vice President of Audible Studios: Mike Charzuk
Editor-in-Chief, Audible Original Publishing: David Blum
Copyright 2020 by Highlights
Sound recording copyright 2020 by Audible Originals, LLC

Featuring

Featured Performers

Audible for your kids

The Power of Listening

Fuel children's imaginations while improving reading skills and vocabulary. Discover our curated selection of audio for kids.

What listeners say about Goofus and Gallant

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    33
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Classic

I started reading Highlights back in the 60's and I still read them when I go to hospitals, such a great way for young children to learn and grow up with, should be mandatory for all kids as part of life education

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Modern Take on a Classic Duo

Oh, wow! This is a blast from the past, but it's so thoroughly modern. What a fun listen! The kids can't wait for more episodes. Well done Audible and Highlights!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Good but not great

This was a good episode but the writers did not take into account that Gallant is kind, but does not over do stuff that he does not need do, I know this because I receive the Highlights magazines myself. Otherwise great episode

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

My kids are obsessed. (12 & 8)

Both of my children love these books. I used to love highlights as a kid so I had them listen to this and they will not ask me to turn it on every time we are in the car

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable for kiddos

My seven year old son loves it! He has listened to each episode multiple times. It’s easy to know which is Goofus and which is Gallant based on their voices. The stories are cute and have good messages. My son enjoys them so much he asked how he could get more. We’re bummed it’s only going to run through until the end of the month.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not Enjoyable

It is very rare that my children will tell me they do not like an audio book. We listen to several books throughout the day. They asked me to turn this one off. They found it to be annoying and it lacks substance in my opinion. Skip