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Read by actor Michael Caine with original music by Ellis Marsalis and featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma. One day, King Midas sees a beautiful butterfly illuminated by the golden light of the afternoon sun. He is so taken with it that he wishes for the power to turn all things he touches into gold. But when a strange messenger arrives in a chariot and grants him this desire, King Midas soon comes to realize that there are some things in life more precious than gold. This poignant adaptation of the ancient Greek myth offers a valuable message for your family. For ages five and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, We All Have Tales.

Rabbit Ears stories open a door to the world of great literature. These are timeless and beloved stories that have delighted generations, and continue to offer powerful lessons for today's audiences. Listeners of all ages will explore faraway lands and cultures through folktales. You will walk alongside heroes of long ago legends and discover master storytellers such as Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Andersen, and Rudyard Kipling. Great stories. Great family memories. Get the entire Rabbit Ears library!

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Yo Yo Ma and Michael Caine for children!

These Rabbit Ears folktales and fairytales are remarkable performative classics. This tale is told by Michael Caine a with background music by Yo Yo Ma. Exquisite artistry, as with each of the Rabbit Ears folktales and fairytales!

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Beautiful rendition of classic story

The most lovely version I've read. Good imagery and performance. Well done. Charming. I don't have 15 words.

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Beautiful tale, narration, and music

This is a beautifully written story by Eric Metaxas of the classic tale. The narration by Michael Caine is superb. Yo-yo Ma’s cello music greatly enhanced the telling of the story. Highly recommended.