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    • Who Was Marco Polo?

    • By: Joan Holub
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Marco Polo was 17 when he set out for China...and 41 when he came back! More than 700 years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about...or was it all made-up?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite nonfiction series for kids

    • By EmilyK on 07-04-17

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Who Was Johnny Appleseed?

    • By: Joan Holub
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The perfect biography to "bite into" at the start of a new school year! Children are sure to be fascinated by the eccentric and legendary Johnny Appleseed, a man who is best known for bringing apple trees to the midwest. Over John Chapman's lifetime, he saw the country grow and start to spread westward. Traveling alone - in bare feet and sporting a pot on his head! - Johnny left his own special mark planting orchards that helped nourish new communities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but . . .

    • By Besendorfer Books LLC on 06-02-16

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Poseidon and the Sea of Fury

    • By: Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
    • Narrated by: Michi Barall
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The merciless Cronus and his Titan buddies are in hot pursuit of Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon, who plan to travel across the treacherous boiling sea in order to save a fellow Olympian. They have a boat, but they also have a problem: Poseidon can't swim and is terrified of the water (well, really of the creatures that lurk in its depths). The group faces danger after danger as they battle singing sirens, a fishy and ferocious Titan named Oceanus, and people-eating monsters sent by Cronus himself. 

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Athena the Brain

    • Goddess Girls Book 1
    • By: Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
    • Narrated by: Michi Barall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Athena always knew she was smart and special, but she didn’t realize that she was a goddess! When she’s whisked away to Mount Olympus Academy, she worries about fitting in and dealing with her dad (Zeus). Luckily, she meets the Goddess Girls and finds the best friends she’s ever had. 

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Persephone the Phony

    • By: Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
    • Narrated by: Michi Barall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    As Persephone's mom encourages her to do, she often "goes along to get along" instead of doing what she really wants. But when she meets Mount Olympus Academy bad-boy Hades, she finally feels she has found someone with whom she can be herself. He's the first person who actually listens to her, and she finds herself liking him, despite the fact the other goddessgirls think he's bad news. But if he makes her feel so special - and she's so comfortable hanging around him - can he really be all that bad? 

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

    • By: Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
    • Narrated by: Michi Barall
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super annoyed) by the fact he keeps getting hit by lightening. He also longs for adventure, as he has never been far from the cave where he grew up. Zeus gets his wish - and a lot more than he bargained for - when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In self-defense, Zeus grabs the first thing he sees - an actual thunderbolt he pulls from a stone that is covered in mysterious markings. Zeus is the only one who can decipher the markings, and he sets off on a quest to rescue his fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus. 

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Who Was Jim Henson?

    • Who Was...?
    • By: Joan Holub
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. This easy-to-hear biography will be published 20 years after Henson's untimely death.

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Hades and the Helm of Darkness

    • By: Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
    • Narrated by: Michi Barall
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Underworld usually isn't really meant to be a fun place - but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus - a snarling, three-headed dog - Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs!  

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Aphrodite the Beauty

    • By: Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
    • Narrated by: Michi Barall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Aphrodite delights in helping mortals find love, but she is definitely not delighted by the constant attention from the godboys at Mount Olympus Academy. So she comes up with the perfect plan to try and deflect some of that attention: She'll help a fellow goddess girl, Athena, find her very first crush. After giving Athena a fabulous makeover, Aphrodite is suddenly an afterthought as the boys at MOA go gaga for Athena's new look. And Aphrodite is a bit unprepared for just how much attention one of her best friends is now receiving. 

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Where Is Walt Disney World?

    • By: Joan Holub
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1964, when Walt Disney and his brother Roy decided to build a second theme park in the Florida swamplands, they kept it super hush-hush. Why? Well, if word got out that they planned to buy up lots of land, the price would have skyrocketed. So the Disneys cleverly covered up their trail, avoiding the Orlando airport and even using made-up names for their flights. The deception worked. In covering the history of the "Most Magical Place On Earth", Joan Holub takes listeners both behind the scenes and underneath the park (there are secret employee-only tunnels).

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Zero the Hero

    • By: Joan Holub
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Award-winning children’s author Joan Holub has penned over 70 books for young audiences in her decades-spanning career. In Zero the Hero, Holub offers a humorous and lighthearted look at one of math’s most overlooked, yet essential, figures - the number zero. All the other numbers scoff at Zero’s value, but as soon as one of them gets into trouble, guess who lands on the scene to save the day?

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Itty Bitty Kitty: Firehouse Fun

    • By: Joan Holub
    • Narrated by: Courtney Shaw
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ava and Itty Bitty Kitty are off to visit the firehouse! Ava's giant cat is usually less than purr-fectly behaved, and this trip is no exception! Will Itty Bitty's nose for trouble make them new friends - or make their visit to the firehouse a disaster?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic in our home<br />

    • By Pacific Beach Training on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $2.27