Hermann Hesse's classic novel Siddhartha, takes place in ancient India around the time of the Buddha (6th century BC). Siddhartha and his companion Govinda set out in search of enlightenment. Siddhartha goes through a series of changes and realizations as he attempts to achieve this goal. Siddhartha joins the ascetics, visits Gotama, embraces his earthly desires, and finally communes with nature, all in an attempt to attain Nirvana.
When a playful mermaid princess has her first encounter with a human, her world changes forever. Faced with the most important decision of her life, will the little mermaid sacrifice her life beneath the waves to be with her human love, or will she choose to stay in her happy home beneath the sea?
Hansel y Gretel son dos ni?os hambrientos perdidos en el bosque que se encuentran con una maravillosa casa hecha con pan de jengibre. Pero un peligro acecha dentro de esta morada. ?Podran estos ni?os escapar, o estan condenados al cruel destino que una malvada bruja les tiene preparado?
Billy, Bill, and William, the three Gruff Brothers, are preparing to cross the bridge to get to a lush meadow on the other side of the river. Unfortunately, a terrible troll lives beneath the bridge, and his favorite meal happens to be billy goat - the fatter the better!
In this story from Russia, two frog sisters learn the truth of that old saying, "It ain't over 'til it's over" - or, "The opera isn't over until the fat frog sinks." Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, the team that brought us The Hidden Feast and Noodlehead Stories, put their noodles together to bring us this delightful tale of exploration and perseverance.
Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, middle-aged brother & sister, live together at Green Gables, their farm on Prince Edward Island. They decide to adopt a boy from an orphanage in Nova Scotia to help out on the farm. Through a series of mishaps, the child that arrives at their door is not a boy, but Anne Shirley, a precocious 11 year old girl!
Delightfully told in original verse, this charming story takes place in the middle of the forest where a tower stands, a tower with neither stairs nor door and at the top of which lives a lovely young woman with flowing hair. When a handsome prince discovers her trapped there, he tries to rescue young Rapunzel, unaware of the witch who put her in the predicament in the first place.
A little old woman and her husband long for a child of their very own, so they decide to make one out of gingerbread. Unfortunately, when the oven door is opened, that rascally little fella runs away! Can anyone catch him? There sure are a lot of folks trying!
The Velveteen Rabbit is a children's novel that chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. The Velveteen Rabbit has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. This version is published in the Audible Enhanced Audiobook format and includes original illustrations by William Nicholson synchronized with the narration.
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Many years ago, the proudest animal in the jungle was not the peacock. The proudest animal was the tiger. In this folktale from Vietnam, we see how Tiger's pride leads him to covet wisdom and, with the help of a wise farmer, earn his stripes. Illustrated by Baird Hoffmire.
In this cumulative retelling of an ancient and widely circulated legend, storyteller Heather Forest shows that when each person makes a small contribution, the collective impact can be huge. Illustrated by Susan Gaber.
Anansi is invited to three parties and wants to attend them all. He gives each of his hosts a rope to tug, ties the other end around his own waist, and waits to be summoned when the food is served - but when all of the food is ready at the same time, Anansi is caught in the middle! That's why Spiders have small waists today.
In this trickster tale from Africa, Anansi proves to Elephant and Killer Whale that in a battle of wits, brains definitely outdo brawn. Illustrated by Baird Hoffmire.
An evil queen wishes to be the fairest in all the land, but her enchanted mirror tells her that there is one fairer: her step-daughter, Snow White. The classic fairy tale of jealousy, seven dwarves, and a handsome prince comes to life in this delightful favorite.
The story of every scientist's dream: to explore the unknown and suddenly make an earth shattering discovery. Follow along as Professor Von Hardwigg, Henry, and Hans traverse through dangerous mountain paths, subterraneous seas, and encounter frightening creatures as they seek to answer one question - what will they find in the center of the earth?
It's a happy day around the pond when the little ducklings hatch. But when one "ugly" little duckling emerges from its egg, it finds itself outcast from the barnyard. Despite the soothing words of its mother, the ugly little duckling heads off to be alone, only to discover a beautiful fate waiting ahead. This is a brand-new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen favorite.
Poor Cinderella has to stay home while her wicked step-sisters go to the ball. When they return home later that night with stories of a beautiful girl who captivated the prince, Cinderella smiles with secret delight - thanks to the assistance from her fairy godmother, she was the beautiful girl!
Listen to each 5 Minute Mystery carefully and select which clues either incriminate or exonerate each suspect. Select the guilty suspect from the list once you've found all of the clues. Collect all the 5 Minute Mysteries, including the following: (1) The Crusader's Robe, (2) A Dream of Old Salem, (3) The Great Musket Mystery, (4) The Liberty Gun, (5) The Hidden Messenger, (6) Death at Andersonville, (7) Mr. Patrick's History Class, and (8) The Battle of the Bulge.
Did you ever wonder why spiders have no hair? After reading this African trickster tale, you will know. When Anansi goes to help his grandmother, he can't resist her steaming-hot pot of beans. Bobby and Sherry Norfolk take a wonderful new look at a classic story. Illustrated by Baird Hoffmire.
In this story, a poor boy's dream of having a drum takes him on an unlikely path. He meets several people who guide him along the way. In time, he learns to make his own magic in this world. Illustrated by Tom Wrenn.