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    • The Tortoise and the Hare

    • Sommer-Time Story Classics, Book 12
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Everyone enjoys a spirited competition, but when the challenger is a big-headed braggart, it's easy to cheer for the underdog - or in this case - the under-tortoise. The colorful characters in this retelling of Aesop's beloved fable will tickle the fancy of any child. The forest animals are beyond tired of Harry Hare's boasting. So what if he is the fastest animal in the forest?

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Lion and the Mouse

    • Sommer-Time Story Classics, Book 6
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    About to be devoured by the fearsome King of the Forest, Bitsy the Mouse manages to convince Leo the Lion to let her go in exchange for future assistance. While Leo cannot conceive of any way that a tiny mouse could help him, he does admire Bitsy's pluck and releases her. What he later discovers is that big help can indeed come in small packages. Through Bitsy, Leo also realizes the importance of keeping your word.

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    • The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

    • Sommer-Time Story Classic Series
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While grownups understand the magnitude of guarding sheep, children may lack an ability to see the bigger picture. Nicholas finds tending his family's sheep to be mind-numbingly boring, which is why he ultimately makes the impulsive decision to cry "Wolf!" To his delight, his alert prompts the townspeople to drop everything and rush to his aid, but when the people discover they have been duped they are livid.

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    • Little Red Riding Hood

    • Sommer-Time Story Classics, Book 9
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sometimes there is danger in being too friendly; as is the case with kind-hearted Little Red Riding Hood in this loveable rendition of a Brothers Grimm classic. Distracted by the Big Bad Wolf with a bouquet of lovely flowers, the kind-hearted little girl forgets her mother's instructions and strays from the path on the way to Grandmother's house. Little does she know, the crafty wolf has devised a wicked plan to arrive at her house first. Will Grandmother meet an unfortunate end?

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    • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

    • Sommer-Time Story Classic Series, Book 4
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Missing his city cousin, Country Mouse invites him for a visit. However, from the moment he arrives, the flamboyant and arrogant City Mouse shows contempt for his less-privileged cousin by incessantly bragging about his home and good fortune. In fact, he won't even consider spending the night and convinces Country Mouse to return with him for a visit in the city. His cousin cheerfully accepts, but what follows illustrates the significance of a simpler, safer life.

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    • Another Sommer-Time Story: The Little Red Train

    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Trapped high on a mountain by deep snow, hungry townspeople wait desperately for one of the three big trains to bring them food, but they all refuse to go up the mountain. Seeing the desperate situation, The Little Red Train and a family of brave helpers decide to go up the mountain in spite of the ridicule from the big trains. The Little Red Train and it helpers overcome severe obstacles and save the people from starvation. 

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    • Chicken Little (Sommer-Time Story Classic Series, Book 3)

    • Summer-Time Story Classic, Book 3
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Believing in a foolish superstition, Chicken Little is convinced that the sky is falling. In her distress, she convinces a number of other animal friends that this is indeed the case. One after another, the animals join Chicken Little, soon forming a frantic pack. Fortunately, Chippy Chipmunk steps in with wise intervention. What follows confirms the importance of critical thinking and the possible dangers of gullibility.

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    • Another Sommer-Time Story: The Richest Poor Kid

    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Randy was a poor young boy. Everything he had was old. His rich neighbor Mike had a new bike and new toys, and he constantly teased Randy. Randy wished he was rich so he could buy everything new. He was warned by those around him that riches alone don't bring happiness, but Randy never listened. To Randy's great delight, his wish came true! Everything he touched turned into gold - even his beloved dog. As he held his lifeless gold dog, he realized he was now the most miserable kid in the whole world. Remembering he had one more wish, he used it to have things return as before.

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    • I Am a Lion!

    • Another Sommer-Time Story
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To grow up to be big, little lions have to learn survival skills, but the cub Sangu doesn’t want to listen to Papa and Mama’s lessons - he just wants to play. Getting lost while escaping a charging rhino, Sangu learned how unprepared he really was to be out on his own. Befriended by some kind gazelles, Sangu didn’t have the slightest idea as to what a lion should be. After being taunted by his friends, Sangu finally learned to be assertive, to value learning, to listen to his parents, and to respect himself. 

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    • The Emperor's New Clothes

    • Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 5
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Excessive fondness for elaborate and expensive clothing allows a pair of dodgy tailors to hoodwink the emperor. Weaving a grandiose tale instead of actual clothing, the tailors tell the emperor that their exquisite garments, woven with the finest of materials, are invisible to less worthy individuals. Reluctant to admit possible imperfections, no one in the town is willing to be honest, with the exception of one small boy.

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    • The Little Red Hen

    • Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 8
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While Little Red Hen works to grow her wheat, the dog, the cat, and the duck are full of excuses not to help. With each step, Little Red Hen offers to share the wheat in exchange for assistance, but the fair-weather friends always have more pleasant things to do. Will this affect their chances for a delicious slice of bread?

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    • The Ugly Caterpillar

    • Another Sommer-Time Story
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Speckles the spider and Crumbs the cricket think Katy the caterpillar is much too ugly to be their friend. But Annie the ant doesn't agree, and she and Katy become best friends. As Katy the caterpillar begins her strange transformation into a beautiful butterfly, her friend Annie is shocked and amazed. Speckles and Crumbs finally learn the true meaning of beauty and friendship - and caterpillars. 

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    • Another Sommer-Time Story: Proud Rooster and Little Hen

    • Sommer-Time Story Series, Book 15
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Proud Rooster, always ignoring everyone's advice, gets into all sorts of trouble. Filling his tummy with green strawberries, falling off a tree while showing off, and skating on thin ice after being warned, nearly do him in. But his hard lessons change him forever. Proud Rooster is glad to learn that it is not too late to obey. In this exciting tale, Carl Sommer reveals the importance of humility, obedience to parents, and self-discipline.  

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    • Stone Soup

    • Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 11
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a village full of selfish inhabitants, the idea that making stone soup would bring them all together might be hard to swallow...literally! With a few stones as the initial ingredients, three famished soldiers cleverly convince the villagers to contribute all of the items needed for a delicious pot of soup. In this spirited adaptation of the beloved folktale, preparing a simple pot of soup teaches the villagers that sharing brings happiness and celebration.

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    • By REx on 11-07-15

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Donkey, Fox, and the Lion

    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mom and Dad Fox try to set a healthy example for triplets Freddy, Fay, and Flip. Even though Mom cooks nutritious meals, Freddy prefers to stuff himself with sugary treats, and refuses to participate in healthy family exercise. One bad choice leads to another, and in spite of Dad and Mom's efforts, Freddy finds himself part of a crooked gang of foxes. When the leader recruits Freddy as a decoy to help him outwit a lion and a donkey, the plan backfires. Is Freddy too chubby to get away?

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    • The Ant and the Grasshopper

    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 8 mins
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    While a little fun is essential for a happy life, wise individuals know that prosperity begins with hard work. Gary and the other grasshoppers want to play all day, and they cannot understand why the ants work so hard and miss all the fun. Alex and the ants know they must work during the spring to have food for the winter. Sure enough, when winter arrives early, the lazy grasshoppers have nothing to eat. Passage of a new law that requires the ants to share their food with the grasshoppers transforms the whole community into a fun-loving crowd.

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    • The Eagle and the Chickens

    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" When a storm separates a young eagle from his family, he takes up residence with a group of chickens. Poking fun at his crooked beak, the way he flaps his wings, and his white feathered head, the eagle is ashamed and embarrassed. Soon, he discovers even more differences. Unlike the frightened chickens, he does not fear the sly fox. While the chickens are happy to live on the ground, he yearns to fly.

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    • The Town Musicians of Bremen

    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Individuals with a sunny attitude understand that the ending of one opportunity in life often opens the door for a new one. Carrying big loads of grain is easy for young donkeys, but what happens when they get too old to be of use? One old donkey takes off on a journey of rediscovery, picking up an old dog, cat, and rooster along the way. Intending to combine their musical talents to start a band, this lively crew finds another surprising way to benefit the community.

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    • Androcles and the Lion

    • Sommer-Time Story Classics, Book 1
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 11 mins
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    When Androcles’ enormous effort results in harsh punishment, he finally realizes the impossibility of satisfying his demanding slave master. Even though capture means his delivery to very hungry lions, Androcles escapes. When he comes across a wounded lion, he quickly and kindly offers aid. This results in a budding friendship between the pair until their unfortunate capture. What follows illuminates the significance of an act of kindness and gratitude for life and freedom.

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    • The Ugly Princess

    • Sommer-Time Story Classics
    • By: Carl Sommer
    • Narrated by: Carl Sommer
    • Length: 14 mins
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    This lovely tale tells the story of Princess Isabella, who is greatly loved by her parents happy and carefree until she overhears girls making fun of her large nose and ears. Miserable and ashamed, she quits playing and hides in the palace. Nothing can sway Isabella's feelings of ugliness and sadness until an old woman reminds her that giving love to others brings deep happiness.

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