Enid Blyton's much loved The Faraway Tree stories read by Kate Winslet are now available as unabridged audio downloads for the first time. The Folk of the Faraway Tree is the third enchanting story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, they discover an Enchanted Wood just outside their doorstep. Soon they find the Faraway Tree, which is the beginning of many magical adventures...
"Painless long car journeys with two young boys!"
In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers....
Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store.
These Nursery tales are perfect for your little ones! A welcome return to the audio list for Jonathan Langley's warmly humorous retellings of these traditional tales. Perfect for an audience of age 3+.The stories on this tape are: THE THREE BEARS AND GOLDILOCKS, RUMPELSTILTSKIN, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG AND THE UGLY DUCKLING
A collection of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, pulled from Margaret Hunt's 1884 translation. Including: The Little Brother and Little Sister", "Hansel and Gretel", "Oh, If I Could but Shiver!", "Dummling and the Three Feathers", "Little Snow-White", "Frederick and Catherine", "The Valiant Little Tailor", "Little Red-Cap", "The Golden Goose", "Bearskin", "Cinderella", "Faithful John", "The Water of Life", "Thumbling", "Briar Rose", and "The Six Swans," among others.
A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.
"Every Adult should listen to this book"
It's been six months since Kate, Michael and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-lost family remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find the man who was the last person to see them. He knows about a secret map of a distant, mysterious land - maybe this is the clue that will lead them to their parents...Meanwhile, Kate's connection to the Book of Time grows ever stronger, and when a dangerous trick traps her in the past, she must find new friends to help her return home.
Here are 50 favourite nursery rhymes. Included are lots of the most common nursery rhymes - and all those you may have forgotten!
A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".
Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.
"What a cast!"
The classic tale of three little pigs who venture out into the big, wide world and build themselves houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But when the big bad wolf comes to call, will these little porkers let him in? Not by the hair of their chinny-chin-chins!
A beautiful collection of four classic fairy tales told with wit and whimsy. Including the hair raising tale of "Rapunzel", a young woman locked in a high, lonely tower; the sweet "Story of Baa-Baa Black Sheep", a sheared little lamb who's desperately trying to grow more wool in order to help out a friend; the tale of the "Fisherman and His Wife", all about a poor man who discovers that his wife's greed runs as deep as the ocean; and the "Story of Gilligren and the Song of Sixpence", which tells the story behind the famous nursery rhyme.
Expanding upon the four-line nursery rhyme, storyteller David Novak spins an epic tale as young Itsy prepares to attempt what no spider has done before: scale the water spout. A nervous Mother Bitsy prepares her little Itsy as nourishing lunch; a fly salad sandwich, a bag of grasshopper chips, and a bottle of fresh-squeezed moth juice (100% natural). The result is an epic on a child's scale, in which determination, concentration, and grit are championed.
Did you ever go to Silversands on a sunny summer's day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid who sang in the deep blue bay. The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?
Once upon a time there were two beautiful and kind-hearted sisters who were loved by all. Their adventures begin when they take in a mysterious magical bear and encounter a deceptive dwarf.
Here are eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include The Hare and the Tortoise, read by Richard Briers; The Frogs and the Ox, read by Jane Horrocks; The Fox and the Crow, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Monkey as King, read by Alison Steadman; The Bundle of Sticks, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Gnat and the Lion, read by Richard E. Grant; and The North Wind and the Sun, read by Lindsay Duncan.
Theseus certainly has a reputation to live up to! After being saved from death as a baby, he goes on to fight the Great Tosser, falls into the clutches of Pine Bender and duffs up his uncle Laius. He even manages to defeat a horde of pirates and visits the Underworld. Oh, and he kills the Minotaur. And all in the space of this book!
With music, sound effects, and all the expertise of the BBC, these 10 traditional fairy tales are bought magically to life. Included are "Sleeping Beauty", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Hansel and Gretel", and "Little Red Riding Hood".
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This volume contains a collection of fairy tales from a wide array of classical works. These immortal tales include "The Enchanted Stag", "Twelve Brothers", "Puss in Boots", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Light Princess", "Beauty and the Beast", "Hansel and Gretel", "Jack the Giant Killer", "The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor", and "The Story of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp".
"Too American for me"
Here are some of the finest fairytales from around the world - most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," three from "The Arabian Nights," and many more. Andrew Lang was one of the most famous literary critics around 1900. He also edited a series of children's fable books that preserved and illustrated a host of tales which are still used extensively today.
The story of King Canute on the Seashore is a possibly apocryphal anecdote illustrating the piety or humility of King Canute the Great; it was recorded in the 12th century by Henry of Huntingdon. In the narrative, Canute demonstrates, to his flattering courtiers, that he has no control over the elements (the incoming tide), explaining that secular power is vain compared to the supreme power of God.
The story tells about the king of Arabia, named Lino, who is a young, wise ruler. The neighboring kingdom is governed by the swan fairy, who has a charming daughter, Princess Hermosa. The swan fairy always has an ambassador at the young king's court, and upon hearing grumbles from the citizens that Lino shows no signs of taking a wife, the ambassador decides to bring Princess Hermosa and Lino together.
The story takes place on Halloween night, when all the demons, spirits, and evil creatures are awake. When the story begins, old Peggy warns her three grandchildren against going out that night...but will the three young men be afraid of Granny's tales?
"A Long Bow Story" is a humorous fairy tale from The Olive Fairy Book, which was published in 1907. One day a banker was walking along a country road and overtook a farmer going in the same direction. Now, the banker was very greedy, like most of his class, and was lamenting that he had had no chance of making any money that day; but at the sight of the man in front of him, he brightened up wonderfully. The cunning banker joined him, hoping to make money, and offered to play a game with the simple-minded farmer.
The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground is a famous German fairy tale by Andrew Lang. This story is about a king who had three sons. The king divided his property between the sons; the older two squandered theirs and soon had nothing, but the youngest son was cunning and clever and soon became rich. He had an underground castle built, but killed the architect and had his daughter imprisoned. The youngest son said that whoever could find her would marry her, but whoever tried and failed would die. Who was able to find the daughter?
"Fairy Ointment", or "The Fairy Nurse", is an English fairy tale included in The Lilac Fairy Book. The ointment itself is a substance that allows humans to see fairies. The story revolves around a midwife who is summoned to attend a childbed. The baby is born, and she is given an ointment to rub in its eyes. She rubs some of it in her own eyes and is able to see the house the way it really is. What secrets are revealed to her?
Once upon a time, there was a poor man. One day he caught a crane, and the crane pleaded to be let free. The man let the crane go, and the bird gave him a magic sack. "Two out of a sack!" was the command this magic thing answered to: Two young men got out of the sack and started to cook many delicious dishes and make refreshing drinks. The man had never seen anything so beautiful in his life, and he was delighted.... What happened next? Listen to the story to find out!
It has been many years since the village found an oracle. The strange creature, with scales like a dragon, is said to have the power of prophecy and to make strong and wise any who would eat it. Suah's father, Rashidi, is the village medicine man and would offer up the oracle in sacrifice to the elders. Suah, however, has different plans, and soon he and the oracle are struggling for survival in the wilds, far from home, with only each other to rely on.
Hans Christian Andersen's classic "The Little Mermaid" read by award winning narrator, Mike Vendetti. Sit back relax, and escape for an hour to the world of bittersweet happy endings.
This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, available to you. Enjoy this classic work today.
Once upon a time there was an old man who lived with his wife in a village. He went to a forest and found there a lot of gold and silver coins. He rejoiced, but instantly a devious plan appeared. He went to the market and bought there a hare and a fish....What happened next? Listen to the story to find out!
Once upon a time there was an old man who lived with his wife and son in a dirty, tumbled-down cottage near the king's palace. Despite living in the miserable cottage, he was very wealthy; he was a great miser. He often lived without food all day instead of parting with one of his beloved gold pieces. One day, he died from weakness. Afterwards, one night, a stranger appeared in the house and told the man's son that his mother would die soon, then all the money would belong to him. But the treasures of his father were ill-gotten.
"The Seven-Headed Serpent" is a Greek fairy tale that was published as a part of The Yellow Fairy Book in 1894. It tells us about a king who goes on a sea voyage and finds himself and his crew on a mysterious island. The island conceals a garden with golden fountains and lots of treasures.... But those treasures are not for humans, for they belong to The Seven Headed King....
The story begins at a mountain with a tree on top of it. It was a tree with golden apples. An apple allowed the picker into a golden castle where an enchanted princess lived. Many knights tried and failed, but only one could make their way to the princess' castle. Who was to be that hero?
Alice and the Pigeon is a story about a little girl called Alice. One winter evening she pushed aside the curtains of her bedroom window and saw that there were clouds outside. It was dark and cold. "Poor birds," she said, and her mother answered that the birds were all safe because each bird had a place to live. But in the morning Alice saw a pigeon sitting on the fence, shivering. "Oh, poor, dear bird!" Alice said and slightly opened the window, inviting the pigeon inside.
On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from the cold and early hypothermia. Still, she is afraid to go home,because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She shelters in a nook and sits down. The girl lights a match to warm herself. In its glow, she sees several lovely visions, including a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness....
One day there was a man and his seven daughters. One morning he called them all and said that he and their mother were leaving the family home for three years. He prohibited opening the door or letting strangers inside. But after two years the sisters had a quarrel. As a result of their quarrel, a witch entered the open door and ate the sisters one by one. Only one little sister was able to hide from the witch.... What happened next? Listen to the story to find out!
Once upon a time there was a king who had two dear children: the son's name was Asmund and the daughter's name was Signy. They lived happily until war broke out.... What happened to them? Listen to this fairy tale and you will find out!
This interesting story will be useful for children and adults. This fairy tale plunges us into the atmosphere of an ordinary European village in the 19th century. This fairy tale has a philosophical point of view and a linear plot that's full of humor and sarcasm. This story has a moral aspect. It is about a man who was considered the most frugal of all the dwellers. Once upon a time he said to his son, "We live upon little, but if we were more frugal still, we might live upon nothing at all." What does the man want to do so he can live more frugally? Listen to find out.
Did you ever do great things that you thought nobody noticed? Were you ever afraid of someone or something that you didn't know or understand? Meet Nicholas - a very gentle giant with a heart to match his size!
This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.
"Classic fairytale for Xmas"
India is often reputed to be the home of the fairy tale. Here are some of the best from the sub-continent, from the Jatakas to the folktales of Kashmir. You'll hear stories about the evil magician Punchkin, the magic fiddle, and more.
While fairy tales were not originally intended for children, they have become a staple of children's literature since the early 19th century. Here is a collection of English fairy tales, including many stories you will remember from childhood.
The Children's Book Of Christmas Stories is a wonderful assortment of 35 Christmas-themed tales that have been chosen by editor Asa Dickinson. Authors include Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Susan Coolidge, and Elizabeth Harrison. Whether it is for children, or for family gatherings, everyone is sure to be captivated and enthralled!
Here are 22 charming Japanese Fairy Tales, translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki, including "My Lord Bag of Rice", "The Tongue-Cut Sparrow", "The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad", "The Farmer and the Badger", "The Shinansha, or the South Pointing Carriage", "The Adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy", "The Story of Princess Hase", "The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die", "The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moonchild", "The Mirror of Matsuyama", and more.
This is George Dasent's classic collection of Scandinavian folklore. This is not about Norse mythology per se; so if you are looking for tales of Odin, Loki, and Freya etc., you will have to look elsewhere. Rather, this is an anthology of folk tales, similar to the Grimm Brothers', or Campbell's Popular Tales of the West Highlands. All of the usual suspects are in place, including giants, trolls, witches, evil step-siblings, magical boons and tasks, and anthropomorphic animals.
Compiled by American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer Hamilton Wright Mabie, here is a fantastic collection of classic legends from ancient mythology, The classical work of Hawthorne has been generously drawn upon. Included are "Three Golden Apples"; "Pomegranate Seeds"; "Chimera"; "Golden Touch"; "Gorgon's Head"; "Dragon's Teeth"; "Miraculous Pitcher"; "Paradise of Children", and more.
A collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the famous Brothers Grimm. Their most famous tales are instantly recognizeable: "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White", "Rapunzel", "Cinderella", "Hansel and Gretel", and "The Frog Prince." The collection is often known today as "Grimms' Fairy Tales".
An unusual collection of stories from the myths by the author of Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata and Myth=Mithya which will bring the gods right into the world of children! Each book in this new series will introduce thoughts and aspects from our ancient treasure trove of stories for today's children.
These classic fables use simple allegories to convey universal truths. Though it is unkown if Aesop ever actually existed, dating back to the sixth century, BC, these fables are known in cultures throughout the world and have been translated into many languages.
This collection of 10 time-honored tales brims with enchantment, whimsy, and sly humor. Assembled by a renowned poet and student of Gaelic language and culture, this edition includes "The Birth of Bran", "The Little Brawl at Allen", "The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran", "Becuma of the White Skin", "Mongan's Frenzy", and other stories.
A poor miller with a beautiful daughter had an audience with the king. In order to appear important, the miller told the king that he had a daughter who could spin straw into gold. The king was impressed by this talent and asked for the girl to come to him. When the girl was brought to him he led her into a room full of straw, gave her a spinning wheel and spindle, and told her that if all the straw was not spun into gold by morning, she will die.
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit, she finds herself in Wonderland. And there begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears, and attending the very maddest of tea parties.
"Not in English"
Rip Van Winkle lives in a nice village at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains. One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the mountains. After encountering strangely dressed men, rumored to be the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew, who are playing nine-pins, and after drinking some of their liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes up 20 years later and returns to his village.
The original story of Aladdin is a Middle-Eastern folk tale. It concerns an impoverished young man named Aladdin. He is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb, who passes himself off as the brother of Aladdin's late father and convinces Aladdin and his mother of his goodness by making arrangements to set up the lad as a wealthy merchant. His real motive is to persuade young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave.
A great listen for children! American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum includes classic stories that will keep your child riveted. In fact, it will keep the average adult entranced! The story lines and scenery created by the author are a thing of beauty. Vivid conversations between characters create an imaginary paradise your son or daughter can wander through for ages to come.