J.M. Barrie's classic tale. Come to Neverland for an unforgettable adventure with Peter, Wendy, the lost boys, mermaids, indians, fairies and pirates! All brilliantly voiced by David Skulski.
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."
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!"
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!"
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"
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.
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!
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".
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.
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!"
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!
Here are 50 favourite nursery rhymes. Included are lots of the most common nursery rhymes - and all those you may have forgotten!
When storyteller David Novak asked a young girl what she wanted for dinner, the answer he got was "Cookies!" That girl didn't get cookies for dinner, but she did get a story.
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".
First published by brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm in 1812 as a collection of retold Germanic folk stories, this collection of such well-known fairytales as Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty transports listeners to a realm where "Once upon a time" often ends up "happily ever after"...and where giants, princesses, kings and fairies pursue power, find true love, have all sorts of magical adventures - and in the process reveal multi-faceted truths about human nature.
A charming collection of whimsical children's favorites narrated with wit, warmth, and wonder. Featuring the mischievous story of "Jack and the Beanstalk", the tongue-twisting "Henny Penny", the lethargic "Lazy Jack", and the scrambled "Humpty Dumpty".
A revised edition of the jazzy, upbeat classic collection - traditional rhymes with a non-traditional approach! Sixty minutes of relentlessly jolly tunes to keep the babies bouncing, toddlers tripping and pre-schoolers popping! Includes more than 50 rhymes. Great for party games, playgroups and car journeys.
The perfect way to discover your favourite Greek myths Atticus the Storyteller leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa, to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. Wherever he goes he tells stories to anyone who will listen - sailors, shepherds, actors, athletes, children and grannies.
La historia trata de un joven pobre en una ciudad de Medio Oriente llamado Aladino, que es reclutado por un brujo malvado, haciéndose pasar por hermano de su fallecido padre, para que le ayude a recuperar una lámpara de aceite maravillosa de una cueva mágica que apresa a quien entra en ella. Después de que el brujo malvado intenta traicionarle, Aladino se queda con la lámpara y descubre que puede invocar a un hosco genio que está obligado a servir a la persona que posea la "lámpara maravillosa".
Nandishwar the loyal bull wants to express his gratitude to his master, Paramsukh. He comes up with a plan to help Paramsukh win a large amount of money. But Paramsukh behaves in a totally unexpected way and Nandishwar tries to teach him a lesson.
Ghasiram loves the smell of pancakes but as it happens he loves his money even more. The miserable miser spends hours evolving a plan on how to make the pancakes and not share them with anyone, even his own family! Just when he feels he has the situation under control, a mysterious visitor changes it all.
For Mrs Claus, the warmth, purpose and spirit of Christmas means meticulous detail to her dearly held Christmas traditions. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without them! When a few rambunctious reindeer and a runaway sleigh threaten to ruin Mrs Claus's most important symbol of Christmas and her most precious tradition, panic ensues!
The Selfish Giant wouldn't share his garden with the neighbourhood children. That's when Nature deserts him. Then slowly, the Giant realises that the children are the most beautiful flowers in his garden. Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant" is an endearing story of selfless love.
Classic Grimm Brothers, this tale follows seven young goats that do their best to follow "Mama's" advice while she is away, but wolves can be so devious. The wolf apparently failed to read the script first or he might not have chosen to confront the goats.
It's Christmas Eve and Santa Claus is sick. Mrs. Claus is certain the Winter Warlock has something to do with Santa's sudden illness. It's a dangerous mission, but a group of brave elves are willing to face the unknown while a sweet little reindeer tends to Santa. Join the Candy Cane Gang as they go on a journey to save Christmas.
A young man named Emelya is imprisoned by an evil tsar. Alex and Katie rush to the rescue. When they stop by a log cabin to ask for directions, a creature in a sheepskin's coat with green furry hands opens the door. His emerald eyes shine a bright green light right at Alex and Katie. Is he a friend or an enemy? Will Alex and Katie find Emelya? Will they return safely to Aunt Karina's house?
Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One offers traditional and new original folktales that explore the love, joy and challenges between mothers and children. "Epaminondas", a traditional folktale told to Becky Parker Geist by her mother, is about a boy who tries so hard to please his mother, but can't seem to get it right. "Grandmother Moon and the Homeless Child", is a touching story about searching for home.
Phasie has just made up with Astra when new problems arise. He is afraid to embarrass himself in front of her due to his inability to swim, and the evil Faw is once again pursing them. To cope with these troubles, Phasie will have to experience new wonders and adventures. Ten original and educational fairy tales for teaching children and their parents to control their dreams and use their skills to accomplish a variety of goals in everyday life.
The prince loses his true love when an evil witch transforms her into a white duck. The witch then takes her place in the palace, in the form of the princess, fooling the unsuspecting prince. But when his sons, whose existence he never knew of, are in danger, the princess ventures into the palace once more.
The remarkable history of the legendary Christmas dragon, wherein the pleasant, ordinary lives of citizens in a tiny Medieval kingdom are interrupted when an angry witch "vanishes" their young, beloved royal twins. When eight-year-old Sarai gets lost in the royal forest, meeting a friendly young Dragon, the new King's Champion is sent out to rescue her and slay the Dragon.
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She loves helping out at the stables and riding her ponies. It's so long since she learned to ride on Shadow, her Shetland pony, that now her feet touch the ground when she's riding him. The King thinks she looks silly and decides to sell Shadow. But Ellie can't bear to lose him. Can she invent a plan to save Shadow?
A poor farmer goes into the woods and comes upon an enchanted lime tree that grants his wishes. But his greed has no limit and every time a wish is granted, he wants more. A wonderful folk-tale from Russia.
While wandering through the dark forest, Diyamol comes upon a pitiful sight-a wounded baby elephant trapped by poachers. She finds that being brave in the face of trouble comes easy to her. That day, Diya finds herself a friend and playmate in Unni. And soon she learns that being a real friend to Unni would mean never having to see him again.
Priyanka lived with her grandmother who lived in a large house with a lot of sad memories. Muthashi was angry with the world and was hard on Priyanka who always seemed to be about doing things to annoy her. Then Priyanka found a friend: a turtle who gave her all the love she was craving for. But Keertivarman the turtle fell ill and Priyanka had to make a decision.
Damu lived in a fantasy world where everything he did was transformed into an adventure in his head. The only problem was that it was difficult to get Damu to do much, not even buying oil from a shop. Naushad the old fisherman had watched Damu and remembers what it was to be young. He joins Damu with his father and uncle one fishing trip and shows everyone why it is sometimes important to remain a child.
Mallika's grandmother notices that Mallika no longer visits her favourite perch, the mango tree. She finds out the reason for it is that a non-poisonous snake has taken residence in that very tree. Mallika and her brother have been taught to respect animals and not to fear them. Strangely Mallika who once saved her brother from a snake seems to be scared of snakes. It's time for Mallika's grandmother to tell them a story.
Exiled from her underground home by Betony, the jealous queen of the piskeys, Ivy sets out to make a new life for herself in the world above - a quest that leads her to mystery, adventure, and a hoard of spriggan treasure. But a deadly poison still lingers in the Delve, and Ivy cannot bear to see her people dying under Betony's rule. With the help of some old friends she sets out to warn the piskeys of their danger, urging them to rise up and free themselves - before it is too late.
This audiobook is a collection of fairy tales that some animated princess movies have been based on. Many of these stories were written by the Brothers Grimm - Wilheim and Jacob. Other movies are based on stories by Hans Christian Anderson. Many of these stories can be found in collections of stories by these two authors. They can also be found in Fairy book collections by Andrew Lang such as The Blue Fairy Book, The Yellow Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, and so on.
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"
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".
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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"
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.
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.
How does the president get his job? How do people know who will win an election before everybody's voted? Do the candidates hate each other? Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system. Reaching through history from the days of the founding fathers to today's voting system, Gutman tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Even grown-ups will find something in here that they've never learned before.
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.