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An irresistible anthology of folklore, fables and perennial favourites, including four novels and 17 short stories This superlative collection of children's stories brings together a feast of fantastic fiction, read in full by a host of top narrators and with a comprehensive track listing for ease of listening. Comprising everything from fairytales for little ones to thrilling adventures for pre-teens, these unabridged readings are ideal for families to keep, treasure and dip into as their children grow. Listed by suggested age range and with track numbers provided, the stories are as follows: Ages 4+ 1-12 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (read by Carolyn Pickles) 13 Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (read by Jonny Holden) 14 The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm (read by Sam Dale) 15 Too Clever By Half by E Nesbit (read by Helen Capp) 16 Tom Thumb by the Brothers Grimm (read by Shaun Mason) Ages 7+ 17-25 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (read by Michael Bertenshaw) 26 How the Camel Got His Hump by Rudyard Kipling (read by Kenny Blyth) 27 The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen (read by Shaun Mason) 28 The Raspberry Worm by Zacharias Topelius (read by Debbie Korley) 29 The Tongue Cut Sparrow by Yei Theodora Ozaki (read by Sean Baker) 30 The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling (read by Tony Turner) 31 The Magic Bed by Hartwell James (read by Chris Pavlo) 32 How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin by Rudyard Kipling (read by Tony Turner) 33 The Tortoise and the Rain by MI Ogumefu (read by Kenny Blyth) 34 The Baba Yaga by Katharine Pyle (read by Susan Jameson) Ages 9+ 35-41 The Call of the Wild by Jack London (read by Joseph Ayre) 42 Finn and the Scottish Giant by Harold F Hughes (read by Paul Hickey) 43 The Children's Joke by Louisa May Alcott (read by Catherine Cusack) 44 The Ants and the Treasure by MI Ogumefu (read by Kenny Blyth) 45 The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde (read by Tony Turner) 46-59 The Railway Children by E Nesbit (read by Sarah Ovens) Production credits First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 21 December 2018-1 November 2019 Produced by Simon Richardson (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Tortoise and the Rain, The Elephant's Child, The Ants and the Treasure, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Camel Got His Hump, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Happy Prince), Karen Holden (The Wind in the Willows), Martha Littlehailes (The Call of the Wild), Anne Bunting (The Railway Children), Anne Isger (Too Clever By Half, The Tongue Cut Sparrow, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Children's Joke, Finn and the Scottish Giant) and Mabel Wright (Tom Thumb, The Raspberry Worm, The Magic Bed, The Baba Yaga, Peter Rabbit) The Raspberry Worm edited by Andrew Lang © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Edith Nesbit’s classic book Railway Children takes on a new life in this unabridged InAudio presentation. Originally written as a magazine serial, Railway Children tells the story of a family whose life is upturned when the father is accused of espionage and imprisoned. The man’s wife and three children move to a house near a railroad and befriend their new neighbors, who are able to help reunite the family and prove the father’s innocence. This audiobook is a charming tale of family bonds and the impact of neighborly kindness. With engaging characters and a heartwarming message of the value in helping the people around you, this story is still timely and important for a modern audience.Show more
Beim Wünschen muss man vorsichtig sein ... Das Schloss, auf das Gerald, Jimmy und Kathleen bei einem ihrer Ferienstreifzüge stoßen, muss verzaubert sein - da sind sich die drei Geschwister einig. Und als sie Mabel kennen lernen, die im Schloss wohnt und einen Zauberring besitzt, erleben sie tatsächlich die unglaublichsten Dinge. Der Ring kann nämlich unsichtbar machen und Wünsche erfüllen! Das führt zwar zu einer Menge Turbulenzen, aber eines ist sicher: Die Kinder verbringen die aufregendsten Ferien ihres Lebens!Show more
Als es mit dem Geschäft ihres Vaters immer weiter bergab geht, beschließen die sechs Bastable-Geschwister, ihm finanziell wieder auf die Sprünge zu helfen. Sie graben nach Schätzen, versuchen sich als Detektive und Erfinder und retten einen alten Mannaus 'tödlicher Gefahr'. Ihre Unternehmungen machen viel Spaß, bringen aber auch manchmal Ärger. Dieser humorvolle Roman vermittelt ein eindrucksvolles Bild über das Kindsein um die Jahrhundertwende.Show more
Nach einer besonders turbulenten Eskapade werden die Bastable-Kinder für eine Weile aufs Land geschickt. Dort geloben sie feierlich, von nun an nur noch Gutes zu tun. Doch ob sie eine wohltätige Bar am Straßenrand errichten oder eine Schleuse öffnen um einen Kahn, der auf dem Trockenen liegt, zu retten - die Kinder richten in ihrem edlen Bemühen um selbstlose und heldenhafte Taten immer größere Katastrophen an. Erst als sie ihre Versuche entnervt aufgeben, geschieht ganz zufällig etwas wirklich Gutes.Show more
Como fiel reflejo de la sociedad en que se desarrolla, la literatura muestra los cambios y terrenos que ha ganado la mujer a lo largo de la historia. Aún queda mucho camino que recorrer pero Medea, Sherezade, Morella, Madame Bovary e, incluso, Lisbeth Salander han ayudado a defender y reivindicar los derechos de la mujer. En esta antología no hemos hecho distinción entre autores o autoras pues nos hemos centrado plenamente en los personajes femeninos como ejes de la antología. La maldad que estos reflejan, como verá el lector, se produce por el desamor, la venganza o la incomprensión y estará repleta de tintes sobrenaturales y misteriosos.Show more
Explore a world of fantastic beasts in The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit. Edith Nesbit was an English author of more than 60 books for children, and several more for adults. Her books were often whimsical and imaginative, and The Book of Dragons is no exception. The book was published originally in The Strand Magazine in 1899 as a 7-part series, with an additional story added after the author’s death. The Book of Dragons consists of 8 fantastical stories of dragons and people who get to meet and interact with them. The dragons are of all kinds, colors, temperaments and ages. The stories are full of adventures and action, with princes rescuing princesses from fierce dragons, caretaking dragons who care for human children, and even an appearance by St. George, famously known for his dragon-slaying abilities. These stories are imaginative and fanciful, and are perfect for listeners who want to get lost in a world where dragons roam the earth.Show more
John makes up his mind to marry May Forster, the prettiest young woman in the village. After John asks her to marry him several times, May finally agrees. John says that his love for May is so great that he would come back from the dead if that was what she wanted him to do. Two days before his wedding, John leaves to visit his seriously ill godfather. May begs him not to go because she has a feeling that something bad will happen. John reassures her that nothing will prevent him from arriving at his wedding on time.Show more
Young Earnest befriends another little boy on his family's weekly trips to church. But is he an imaginary friend conjured to amuse during long sermons, or is the little stone cherub something more? The Marble Child is taken from the second volume of the Victorian Anthologies "Horror" series, featuring short stories by classic writers of the spooky, the scary and the supernatural. Guaranteed to give you the shivers, each collection includes familiar and loved creepy tales as well as those less well-known. With music by Benedict Edwards.Show more
'Her arms rested on a table beside her, and her head on her hands; but her face was turned full forward, and her eyes met those of the spectator bewilderingly.' One day, a man who has recently enherited his aunt's house, discovers a portait of a woman in the attic. He brings it downstairs and becomes so infatuated by the woman it portrays that he prays she will come to life. By some mysterious power she does, and he learns that the two of them have a daunting history. But how far will he go for the woman he loves? Beautiful and creepy, 'The Ebony Frame' is a haunting short story for fans of Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. E. Nesbit (1858–1924) was an English author, poet and political activist. She started writing in order to support the woman her husband had impregnated, but soon earned fame and succes as an author of children's books.Show more
'What would you have done? Rubbed your eyes and thought you were dreaming? Well, if you had, nothing more would have happened. Nothing ever does when you behave like that.' In 'The Aunt and Amabel' a young girl damages a special flower-bed without meaning to, and as a punishment her aunt sends her to the bedroom with the large wardrobe. When Amabel finds a railway timetable naming a station called 'Bigwardrobeinspareroom' in there she is intrigued. And in opening the wardrobe, she finds something very unexpected on the inside. C.S. Lewis was famously a fan of E. Nesbit's children's stories growing up. 'The Aunt and Amabel' is the inspiration behind his masterpiece 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' (1950). B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. E. Nesbit (1858–1924) was an English author, poet and political activist. She started writing in order to support the woman her husband had impregnated, but soon earned fame and succes as an author of children's books.Show more
I daresay you have often thought what you would do if you had three wishes given you…and felt certain that if you had the chance you could think of three really useful wishes without a moment's hesitation. These children had often talked this matter over, but, now the chance had suddenly come to them, they could not make up their minds. When 5 children discover the Psammead—a malevolent sand-fairy—who says he can grant wishes, the children cannot believe their luck! All their wildest secret dreams will come true: beauty beyond compare, riches greater than kings, the ability to fly. But wishes are not always what they seem, and every wish the fairy grants goes wrong for the children. With each wish, the children attract more danger and consequence. They eventually must learn that their struggles cannot be wished away, and that every wish they are granted spreads ripples of misfortune for themselves and those around them. But the power to have one's heart's desires fulfilled is incredible valuable, and the temptation to continue wishing may be too much for the children to resist, even once they know those wishes will come at a price. From Edith Nesbit, one of the earliest authors of children’s literature, comes Five Children and It, a fantastical and timeless tale of the risks and consequences of careless wishes.Show more
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