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.
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!"
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"
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 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!"
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!"
A charming collection of classic children's stories hosted by a hilarious wicked witch and narrated with charm and excitement. The delightful favorites include the tale of "Hansel and Gretel", the giant-sized adventures of "Tom Thumb", the hilarious story of "The Brave Little Tailor", and the real story behind the classic nursery rhyme "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe".
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."
Even among the Celtic nations with their noble tradition of bards and story-tellers, the Welsh stand out for the sheer weight and number of their stories. Drawn from many sources including the great book of 'The Mabinogion1, traditional Celtic mythology, and local folklore this collection of tales has been adapted by popular children's author Faye Saxeby and brought to life in an enchantingly warm reading by the lovely Welsh actress Angharad Rees.
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 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.
Jason is born the son of King Aeson. His destiny is to rule Iolcus, the land that his father's brother, King Pelias, has taken from him. When Jason comes of age, he returns to Iolcus. But the king is not yet willing to give up his throne. So he cunningly persuades Jason to accept a dare to bring back the famous Golden Fleece of Colchis. Jason accepts the challenge, unaware that he is being conned into a dangerous and perhaps fatal journey far, far from the land he loves.
A wonderful assortment of classic children's stories written by the beloved author Hans Christian Andersen. Featuring the charming story of "The Princess and the Pea", the delightful adventures of Thumbelina, and the tender, uplifting tale of Little Tuk.
Assis sur le trône de son magnifique château, un puissant roi s'ennuie. Il se sent accablé d'une tristesse qui pourrait bientôt le détruire. Son royaume tout entier essaie en vain de l'aider, mais c'est une petite fille qui semble détenir la solution à son problème.
The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: Telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of War Horse. "Now - there's no point in pretending here - I was, and still am deep down, a puppet. Everyone knows Pinocchio is a puppet. I reckon I must be just about the most famous puppet the world has ever known. But the truth is I'm not just a puppet, I'm more than just bits of wood and string. I'm me. So I thought it was about time that I, Pinocchio, told you my story..."
It is Midwinter's Eve and the mice of Brambly Hedge are very busy. This evening, after dark, they will all be gathering round a blazing fire for the traditional midwinter celebrations. A grand entertainment is planned and Primrose and Wilfred have chosen to recite a poem. They go up to the attics to rehearse in peace and quiet but there are so many things to look at and places to explore, it is hard to concentrate. And when they stumble upon a dusty staircase, all thoughts of practising are put aside....
This collection, best for four- to seven-year-olds, includes "Seven in One Blow", "The Miller's Three Sons", "The Dragon King and The Sleeping Princess", and "How the Little Girl and the Little Boy Went for a Walk in the Mud".
Magical retellings of three classic fairy tales, read by Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan. "Pinocchio": When Geppetto makes a wooden puppet of a little boy, he is astonished when the puppet comes to life! But Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy.... "The Princess and the Pea": The King and Queen have made all the plans for their son's Royal Wedding, but the Prince still hasn't chosen a bride. Will he ever find a wife who is a princess through and through? "Tom Thumb": A woodcutter and his wife are desperate for a child - even one as small as his father's thumb.
This amazing fairy tale will tell you how the monkey became a trickster, for there were times when things were different....
Brüder Grimm waren die bekannte deutsche Autoren. Die Brüder gelten gemeinsam mit Karl Lachmann und Georg Friedrich Benecke als "Gründungsväter" der Germanistik. Ebenfalls verbreitet ist die Bezeichnung Gebrüder Grimm. Unter der Bezeichnung als Gebrüder haben sie selbst jedoch nie publiziert. "Die Lumpengesindel" ist ein Märchen der Brüder Grimm.
The Little Prince encourages us to view things from a different way. It teaches us how to look beneath the top layer of a situation and see beyond it. The Little Prince learns how to see things with his heart and to feel things with his emotions, rather than simply with his eyes and head.
Follow along as Tabitha attends her first day at the Tooth Fairy Training Academy, where she'll bravely overcome a challenge and meet her two best fairy friends, Faye and Trina. This sweet and uplifting tale is a perfect bedtime, or any time, story for both children and parents.
The story describes the life of a Padishah's three sons, who disputed about the succession to the throne. The story plunges the listeners into the fairy atmosphere. This work of the author has a philosophical point of view. Listen to the story about different adventures of the main heroes!
The story describes the life of a man, his troubles and adventures. The story plunges the listeners into the fairy atmosphere. This work of the author has a philosophical point of view. Listen to the story about different adventures of the main hero!
Turkish fairy tales are as crystal, reflecting the sun's rays in a thousand dazzling colours; clear as a cloudless sky; and transparent like the dew upon a budding rose. In short, Turkish fairy tales are not the stories of the Thousand and One Nights, but of the Thousand and One Days.
"The Dragon-Prince and the Step-Mother" is a fairy tale from the Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales, collected and published by Ignác Kúnos in 1913. There was a Padishah who was sad because he had no children. He was jealous of Dragon, who flew in the sky with his offspring. He said that it would be better if this dragon had one less, but he had gotten a child. What influence would these thoughtless words have on a Padishah and his future son? Will be somebody able to help them?
The story "The Magic Mirror" described the life of a man and his sons, his troubles, and their adventures. The story plunges the listeners into the fairy atmosphere. This work of the author has a philosophical point of view. Listen to the story about different adventures of the main heroes!
You can make bedtime a fun tradition for your child with these cute bedtime stories. Your child will look forward to going to bed with these entertaining stories, which each include a moral lesson.
In "Christmas Eve", a family prepares for some special visitors. "Surfin' Santa" is a poem set in the lovely island of Hawaii. "Christmas Means" is about the true meaning of the holiday spirit. And, in "Santa's Secret"...well, the Jolly Ole Elf is a little grumpy. Find out why!
"The Well of the World's End" is a short story by Flora Annie Steel about a young girl who was always abused by her stepmother. In order to be rid of her, her stepmother gave her a sieve and ordered her not to come back without filling it at the Well of the World's End. After finding the well, the young girl couldn't fill the sieve, as it had holes. But after the advice of a little frog, the young girl was able to fill the sieve and returned. No one could predict that this little frog was an enchanted handsome prince.
Aesop's Fables is a unique collection of fables credited to Aesop. Of diverse origins, all stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different copies and in popular as well as artistic mediums. When and how the fables arrived in and travelled from ancient Greece remains uncertain still.
This amazing fairy tale will tell you about the origin of the night, for Brazilians believe that there were times when there was no night at all, and the day was eternal.
This amazing fairy tale will tell you how the monkey got a drink when he was thirsty, for we know that the monkey is the trickster of all tricksters.
This amazing fairy tale will tell you how the monkey got food when he was hungry, for we know that the monkey is the trickster of all tricksters.
This amazing fairy tale will tell you how the pigeon became a tame bird, for there were times when pigeon was wild and free and did what he wanted to.
This amazing fairy tale will tell you about how the rabbit lost his tail and the cat got one, for there were times when everything was vice-versa.
This amazing fairy tale will tell you how the speckled hen got her speckles, for there were times when things were different.
This amazing fairy tale will tell you how the tiger got the stripes on its skin, for there were times when it had none.
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"
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".
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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 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.
Ganesha has an elephant's head, a pot belly and a rollicking sense of fun. Full of mischief, he fools around with gods and humans alike. He is also wise and shrewd, gentle and compassionate.
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.