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Rip Van Winkle

Narrated by: Anjelica Huston
Length: 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Anjelica Huston narrates this haunting early American tale from Washington Irving following the likable but lazy Rip Van Winkle into the mysterious Catskill Mountains. There he meets a band of odd fellows playing a game of ninepins. After sharing a flagon of strange brew, Rip falls into a deep sleep for 20 years. When he wakes up, he finds that his home is a very different place indeed. This story is a wonderful reminder about making the most of your life. Original music by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Ages five and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series of stories, American Heroes and Legends.

Public Domain (P)2016 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

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Unexpectedly Moving and Patriotic 🇺🇸

I found this story a terrific surprise. I guess that all these years, I’ve only thought that I knew the story of Rip Van Winkle—but clearly did not, as I had no idea it was intended as a historical celebration of the creation of the United States. Three cheers for Washington Irving, and for Anjelica Huston’s splendid narration. The music 🎼🎻🎶 is lively and fun, and unlike most background music, adds greatly to the experience rather than detracting from the story. These Rabbit Ears stories would be a perfect addition to any family, library or classroom story hour.

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