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  • The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greeks Myths, Retold | Cynthia Rylant

    The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greeks Myths, Retold

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
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    Winner of the Newbery Medal, Cynthia Rylant has also received the Caldecott Award and numerous other honors. In The Beautiful Stories of Life, Rylant vividly retells the Greek myths of Pandora, Pygmalion, Narcissus, Perse­phone, Orpheus, and Psyche. Exploring classic themes of love, destruction, vanity, and redemption, these tales will introduce young listeners to the exciting world of Greek mythology.

    Kelly says: "Wonderful!"
  • Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover | Cynthia Rylant

    Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Everyone will stay up late. Best of all, Henry says, there will be popcorn. Mudge gets very excited because popcorn is one of his favorites.

    When the night comes, the boys and dogs gather in Patrick's attic and have a great time. They play all kinds of games, but nobody can play with the bowling set, because a bulldog keeps stealing the pins. They eat pizza and watch a movie about giant lizards. There is still lots of popcorn to eat before everybody falls asleep.

  • Missing May | Cynthia Rylant

    Missing May

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By Frances McDormand
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    Summer has lived with Aunt May and Uncle Ob since she was six years old. Now, six years later, Aunt May has died. Summer, who misses May with all her might, is afraid something will happen to Ob. Most days, Ob seems like he doesn't want to go on. But then Ob feels May's spirit around him, and he wants to contact her. Cletus Underwood, a strange boy from school, reads about someone who could help him do that. Summer wants to hear from May, too. Ob and Summer don't know what to expect when they set off on their search for some sign from May. They only know they need something to ease their sorrow.

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    Christmas is Mr. Putter's favorite time of the year. He starts thinking about Christmas presents in July. It's easy to buy gifts for the postman, the grocer, and the librarian. But he has to think very hard about a gift for his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry. Mrs. Teaberry likes strange things. She likes coconuts that look like monkey heads and tiny dresses that fit her teapots. She even likes fruitcake. That's it! He'll make her a good cake for Christmas, a light and airy one that won't break her toe if she drops it.

    Karen says: "Must-read book for kids"
  • Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan | Cynthia Rylant

    Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In January, there's a lot of snow on the ground. One day when Henry and his big dog Mudge go outside to play, they see a sign in a store window. It says: SNOWMAN CONTEST, SATURDAY AT THE PARK. Henry runs home to tell his dad. On Saturday, the park is filled with people building all kinds of fancy snowmen. There are many dogs there, too. While Mudge makes friends, Henry and his dad get to work. They will need to make a very unusual snowman to win this contest!

    John S says: "cute, short and expensive"
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    Newbery medal-winner and recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, Cynthia Rylant instills gentle humor into this cozy listen. When Mr. Putter goes outside without a hat on, he catches a cold. Tabby tries to make Mr. Putter feel better, but "colds aren't so much fun when you're old." Yet his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke know just the thing to help Mr. Putter recover.

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Make a Wish | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Make a Wish

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    In their 14th adventure, Mr. Putter and Tabby spend a lovely morning eating apple jam and raisin crumpets when suddenly Mr. Putter remembers it's his birthday. He decides to celebrate by inviting Mrs. Teaberry over for tea, but Mrs. Teaberry keeps calling to delay her visit. Will she make it before it is tomorrow - and someone else's birthday?

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    Fall is Mr. Putter and Tabby’s favorite time of year - a time to harvest juicy fruits and feast on baked goodies. But this year it’s not going to be so easy. Old age is making Mr. Putter’s legs, knees, and feet...cranky. Even his cat Tabby suffers from a cranky tail. But that won’t stop them! Mr. Putter comes up with a zingy way to pick the pears. And thanks to Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog Zeke, he and Tabby are showered with loads of yummy apple treats, but no pears - so no pear jelly.

  • The Eagle | Cynthia Rylant

    The Eagle

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By Mark Nelson
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    Newbery Medal and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Cynthia Rylant creates an adorable family in The Lighthouse Family series chapter books. The mice children, Whistler and Lila, set out on an adventure into the mysterious forest. With a trusty compass, they are sure to find their way home until it falls out of Whistler’s pocket. A large eagle named Stanley finds the compass, becomes a dear friend, and gives the mice a view of the great forest they will never forget.

  • When I was Young in the Mountains | Cynthia Rylant

    When I was Young in the Mountains

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
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    For 20 years, Cynthia Rylant's story of childhood in the Appalachian Mountains has been an enduring favorite.

    scsw says: "Fun"
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
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    Old Mr. Putter and old Mrs. Teaberry are neighbors. When Mrs. Teaberry hurts her foot, Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, offer to walk her little dream dog, Zeke, for a week. But Zeke is no dream dog. Zeke is a nightmare. On the first day, he drags Mr. Putter and Tabby through the neighborhood. On the second day, he wraps them around trees. On the third day, he chases big dogs until the big dogs turn around and chase them.

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
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    Ever since he was a boy, Mr. Putter has always loved planes. And he still loves playing with toys - even though he is pretty old. While visiting the toy store with his fine cat, Tabby, he decides to buy a brand new, red and white, remote-controlled biplane! Remembering when he was young, how he stayed awake at night wishing for such a toy, Mr. Putter thinks about the boy he met earlier that day. The boy was a little shy, clumsy and forgetful - just like Mr. Putter was when he was that age!

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
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    Mr. Putter is tired of living all alone, with no one to share his morning English muffins or his afternoon tea. He has many wonderful stories to tell, but no one to tell them to. What Mr. Putter needs is some good company. But good company is hard to find. This first adventure in award-winning author Cynthia Rylant's popular series introduces readers to a pair of friends who are just perfect for each other.

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Row the Boat | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Row the Boat

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
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    It's summertime, and Mr. Putter and Tabby are tired of being hot. Their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke are sweaty, too. Maybe a trip to the pond will cool them off. Mrs. Teaberry packs a lunch of apple tea, tomato sandwiches, and kiwi salad. Mr. Putter likes her funny food. When they get to the pond, they rent a boat and find a shady spot for a picnic. They share tall tales while they eat. Mr. Putter tells about the time he won a worm race.

  • Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip | Cynthia Rylant

    Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant has sold more than two million copies of her beloved Henry and Mudge books. In this tale, Henry and his enormous dog go on vacation in the West. They have a great time wearing cowboy hats and bandannas, chasing tumbleweeds, and eating jerky. And when they finally return home, they learn something they never expected.

  • Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slope | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slope

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
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    Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like winter. But when the snow is deep outside and there's nothing to do inside, even a cozy winter day can be a little slow. Not for long! When Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, pull two sleds out of the garage, the four friends head for the sledding slope for the wildest ride ever. Maybe winter is not so slow after all!

  • Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses

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    Mr. Putter wants Mrs. Teaberry's birthday to be extra special this year. So how about a trip to the conservatory to see the beautiful trees and plants and flowers? It will be heavenly. And it is! Mr. Putter and Tabby and Mrs. Teaberry and Zeke sniff the air. They smell the roses. They learn the plant facts. It's the perfect celebration...until Zeke finds the banana tree.

  • Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House | Cynthia Rylant

    Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Uncle Jake builds a tree house for Henry. But after 14 minutes up the tree, Henry really misses Mudge. What fun is a tree house if you can't share it with your favorite pal?

  • Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers | Cynthia Rylant

    Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
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    When Henry and his big dog Mudge see a spy kit for sale, they know right away that it's time to break open the piggy bank. With their spy hat and magnifying glass and secret code card, Henry and Mudge can flirt with danger, steal secrets, and start cracking codes. On their first spy mission, Henry tells Mudge to try not to look suspicious. Mudge rolls in the mud and chews on an old shoe, so no one will ever think he's a spy. But then Henry finds a piece of paper with a real spy code written on it.

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book | Cynthia Rylant

    Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book

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    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    While the snow swirls outdoors and the fire crackles in the hearth, Mr. Putter decides to write a mystery book. But he soon learns that writing isn't as easy as he thought it would be.

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