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.
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.
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!"
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.
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!
Disfruta con tus hijos de una selección de los mejores cuentos clásicos infantiles de cinco minutos de todos los tiempos. Por primera vez Cannonball Sound produce estos magníficos audiolibros con una de las mejores actrices del doblaje en español y con música original. ¿Te lo imaginas? No te decepcionará. Diviértete con estos cuentos cortos de cinco minutos en los que encontrarás: Hansel y Gretel, Blancanieves, La Caperucita Roja, El Flautista de Hamelín, El soldadito de plomo...y muchos más.
"sweet small stories"
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"
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"
The three bears learn a valuable lesson about locking their door. They take a stroll while their breakfast cools, and return to find an intruder has been there - an intruder with little golden curls and very bad manners.
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, and Alan Rickman.
Ladybird presents First Favourite Tales Audio, a fabulous collection of classic stories for toddlers, brought to life through the magic of audio. Produced with enchanting sound effects and lively music that will delight children, and introduce them to the world's most famous stories.This collection of six classic tales contains:The Gingerbread Man,The Three Little Pigs, Chicken Licken, The Enormous Turnip, Sly Fox and Red HenHansel and Gretel.
Once upon a time, a mysterious time that exists through a window in your mind, a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now does to us, except their teeth weren't so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin.... In the first in his series of Trickster Tales, Russell Brand retells the classic children's story "The Pied Piper of Hamelin".
A captivating retelling of the nation's favourite fairy tale, from the nation's favourite storyteller, Michael Morpurgo. After encountering a fearsome beast at a mysterious palace, down-on-his-luck merchant Marco is forced to make a promise in exchange for his life: he must persuade one of his three daughters to return to the palace in his place - but she must come of her own free will.
40 of Aesop's tales, specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.
"fantastic audio books!"
Meet Selma of the Rin-Run Royals, a clever little girl who is spoiled to the core. One day Selma stumbles upon a band of colorful marionettes, and gets more than she bargained for. The remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow are about to teach Selma that she'll not always get her way.
"It is just wonderfully entertaining."
The Secret Garden is a story about Mary Lennox, a 10-year-old child who never received love or affection from either of her self-centered parents, and was raised by the family's servants. She grows to be spoiled, selfish, and rude and after a cholera epidemic in India, everyone in her household is found dead except Mary. She is then transplanted to live with her uncle, whom she has never met before, at his manor in Yorkshire England.
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
Little Red Riding Hood sets off to deliver a basket of goodies to her grandmother. But there's something different about Grandma.
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".
A traditional collection of animal rhymes and songs to join in and sing along with, accompanied by lively music and real animal sounds.
Once upon a time there lived a king who had three sons. The two elder sons were brave and smart, so they travelled the world to seek fortune until they indulged in an idle way of living. Then the third son, who was neither as smart nor as brave, decided to find them. When he did they laughed at him, but ultimately they all decided to travel together. They three brothers had a lot of adventures, and according to their moral choices they got punished or rewarded.
This fairy tale tells us about a witch who has a daughter she loves and a stepdaughter she hates. One day the witch decides to get rid of the poor girl by killing her. She tells her daughter that this is about to be done during their sleep. But our girl happens to hear the conversation. She is frightened, but when the night comes, she manages to avoid death, and the witch kills her own daughter instead. The girl escapes with her beloved man, Roland, and they become chased by the witch.
One husband. One wife. One trusting relationship. A fable from master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Did they participate in a con, or is it possible that these two old folks simply came to the place where love and trust could help her say, "What the old man does is always right"?
Acclaimed author Hans Christian Andersen regales us with another memorable short fable. One plant is misunderstood, criticized, and killed. Yet it was this plant alone that could help an ailing king. This tale suggests that sometimes we place too little a value on things that may be worth so much more than we imagine.
Now your child can listen to The Legend of How the Peach Twins Saved Breakfast, a thrilling new adventure audiobook for children. It will take them on a wondrous ride that follows the Peach Twins as they set out to discover what exactly happened to the most important meal of the day: breakfast! But the journey isn't going to be easy. The Peach Twins must put their heads together to solve obstacles that cross their paths.
The story of Odysseus is one of the greatest tales ever told. Odysseus is a Greek hero who sails to take part in the Trojan War but encounters monsters, nymphs, gods and heroes on his travels. Learn about his adventures and his quest to return home to his beloved family. This book joins the award winning Early Myths collection.
Once upon a time, on an ordinary morning, the king of a faraway country went for a walk in his garden. Soon he returned to his throne to listen to an envoy's message. But the envoy said nothing - he just advanced to the throne where the king was awaiting him and, stooping down, traced a black circle on the floor with a rod that he held in his hand.
One mother had three daughters, and loved the eldest one most and hated the youngest one. When the youngest daughter gets lost in a forest and runs into a lonely cabin with an old man living in it; he invites her for dinner and offers her to put up for the night. In the morning, the girl finds a huge bag of money and carries it to her mother. The mother wants the two other daughters to do the same, but what if the temper matters?
The word which means "fairy tale" in Russian is transliterated into English as skazka. This term is used for a lot of forms, some Russian fairy tales do not include anything magical and tell a tale of everyday life, the other, however, are rather ballads. Russian fairy tales can be prosaic and in verse, be made up by the folk or by some authors.
The Happy Family is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. In a forest lived a couple of old snails. They never left the forest but knew that somewhere there was something called a "yard", and there snails were cooked and then put on a silver dish. They assumed it was wonderful and aristocratic. They had no children, and they brought up a common snail. The snails considered themselves to be aristocrats. One day they decided to find a wife for their son.
A sparrow had four children. When the time came, his sons went out into the world. In the autumn the old sparrow met his sons. He asked them where they had spent the summer. The elder one stayed in the gardens and fed himself with caterpillars and worms before the berries got ripe. Actually he was in a merchant's garden. The next son was at court. The third one searched for grains of corn on roads and highways. The youngest son said that all who fed themselves without injury to others fared well.
The story tells us about a very devout hermit who managed to criticize God's judgment upon him when he looked at a guy who was going to be hung and thought he deserved it. Then an angel appeared and told the hermit to do penance and carry a dry branch until three green twigs sprouted. Then robbers appeared.
A fairy tale about animals. A peasant had a dog named Old Sultan. It was a good dog, but it became old and lost its teeth. One day the man wanted to shoot his dog. Old Sultan heard this and went to his friend, the wolf. The wolf gave the dog a piece of advice.
This is a story of a witty Rabbit who made a race between Brer Dust and Cousin Rain. First he came to the Rainmaker and asked if they could arrange such a race. On the fixed day, a big cloud appeared in the sky, and the opponents came out of it. The Creeturs were staying along the road. Brer Dust stroked Bear, Wolf, Fox, and other creatures - and they started to sneeze, cough, and snort! Then Cousin Rain came along! As a result all the Creeturs were in mud.
A Test of Numbers is an amazing story about the causes of a great war between the creatures of the sea and birds, which happened a long time ago and threatened to destroy the whole world. The struggle began when a whale started to argue with a bird about who was the master of the sea and when they started to count species of whales and sandpipers. Get the story to find out why that war happened!
The Turnip is a tale of a family trying to pull a turnip out. In the beginning they can't do it, for the turnip is enormously big. With time, however, they get more and more helpers of a quite unusual kind. Will they finally do it? Listen to the story and find out. The fairy tale will cheer your child up and teach him or her the importance of little things and how close an aim can be if a man doesn't surrender and tries just a little bit more.
The word which means "fairy tale" in Russian is transliterated into English as skazka. In the 19th century the Russian folklore began to be collected and systematized. The hugest work in this sphere was done by the Slavist Alexander Afanasyev. His compendium contains the most beautiful and interesting tales of the Russian folk.
L. Frank Baum is the famed author of the Wizard of Oz series. In this tale, we meet a fairy named Popopo who is the guardian of all the birds. When he learns that stuffed birds are being used as fashion accessories on the hats of ladies, he decides to put a stop to it.
Relationships with loved ones and friends, nature, and the environment - that's what you can find in Japanese fairy tales. While reading Japanese fairy tales, children learn how to differ good from evil, to understand how important it is to be an honest person and take care of loved ones and friends. In Japanese fairy tales, great attention is given to the beautiful nature that can be found only in Japan.
The cat bit off the mouse's tail. When the mouse asked her give it back, the cat agreed, but the mouse should bring her milk in return. Poor mouse went to the cow and asked for some milk, and the cow also agreed, but the mouse had to bring her hay. Then she went to the farmer, who promised to give her some hay if she would bring him some meat.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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".
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.
There was a king who was a fair and wise ruler who had three daughters. He was fair in most things, but he could not stand ever to admit that he might be wrong. He felt he should make all the big decisions for his daughters. He called them together and asked if each of them agreed that he would make all the important decisions for them since he was so wise and their father. The two oldest daughters agreed, and the king embraced them and told them he would always take care of them.
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.