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    • Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears

    • By: Verna Aardema
    • Narrated by: James Earl Jones
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This African folk tale, told with award-winning graphics and narration reminiscent of the traditional village storyteller, is the story of how a tale passes from animal to animal, creating a jungle disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • James Earl Jones

    • By Jessica M. Henn on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Who's in Rabbit's House?

    • By: Verna Aardema
    • Narrated by: Jackie Torrence
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    In this humorous Masai tale, Rabbit can't get into her house because "The Long One", hiding inside, threatens to trample her just as he tramples elephants. A solution comes from an unexpected source.

    Regular price: $1.99

    • How the Ostrich Got Its Long Neck

    • By: Verna Aardema
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Long ago, when the world was new, the ostrich's neck was so short that he couldn't reach the succulent berries in the trees, and he had to sit on the ground to eat bugs. All that changed on the fateful day when the crocodile awoke with a terrible toothache that no one dared to help her with - no one, that is, but a naive and compassionate young ostrich. Compromising his own safety to help a needy stranger, he was rewarded with a most amazing surprise.

    Regular price: $1.88