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.
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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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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Here is Mark Twain's beloved masterpiece of a boy's life on the Mississippi. Freedom is everything to Huckleberry Finn. How can he avoid being "civilized" by the good-hearted Widow Douglas? But just now Huck has more important things on his mind - like helping his friend Jim escape the slave-catchers.
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!
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!
Cursed by an angry fairy, the little princess Briar Rose is doomed to a life spent in eternal slumber - until one day when a handsome prince happens to pass by the kingdom. Can his love break the spell and rescue Briar Rose from her sleeping reverie?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Eines schones Tages war es endlich soweit und die Kuken waren am ausschlupfen. Aber eines der Kuken war anders als seine Geschwister und niemand auf dem Bauernhof wollte etwas mit ihm zu tun haben. Obwohl die Entenmutter dieses Entlein sehr lieb hatte und versuchte es immer wieder zu trosten, macht sich das hassliche Entlein auf den Weg um in der Ferne seinem Schicksal entgegenzusehen.
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.