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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
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
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
When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis’ dad is suddenly and unexpectedly sent to prison, the children are suddenly pulled away from their comfortable suburban life. They move with their mother to the 'Three Chimneys,' a countryside house that sits near the railway. As the children settle into their new life, the railway allows them to meet and befriend a series of characters, some of whom need their help, and some whom might just be able to help them. First published in 1905 as a serial, 'The Railway Children' has been popular with readers from its beginning. It has been adapted to the screen and the stage several times, and remain a children’s favourite to this day.Show more
A family of five children moves from London to the English countryside. While playing in a gravel pit soon after the move, the children discover an ancient and rather grumpy, sand-fairy known as the Psammead. The magical being agrees to grant one wish of theirs per day, but those wishes rarely turn out as they expect and they send them on one adventure after the other.Show more
Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane are 'the sort of people that wonderful things happen to.' And the children have yet more adventures ahead of them. Following up on 'Five Children and It' and 'The Phoenix and the Carpet', they once again meet the wish-granting Psammead fairy. This time, he guides them to an ancient Amulet that will help them find their hearts' desire, but it is only half an amulet, and the search for the other half will have them whizzing about through time.Show more
Another great audiobook classic from the world's most prolific and prestigious new company, Icon Audio Arts. Presented by actor author Geoffrey Giuliano, here is an exciting 'listen while you learn' audio production which promises to entertain, enlighten and enliven the listener. Icon productions offer a daring, fresh perspective on the hundreds of perennial favorite tales which have inspired generations and imbued a deep love of literature and art in millions over time. Welcome to the wonderful, unparalleled world of Icon Audio Arts.Show more
Harding's Luck tells the exciting story of brave Dickie Harding, a little disabled boy and his many adventures. One day, Dickie accidentally discovers an old magic that allows him to travel into his own past across five hundred years. There he meets Elfrida and Edred Arden (as told in The House of Arden), and together they seek a long-lost treasure. It's a story of injustice, poverty, deformity, magic, romance, suspense, sacrifice, and eventual triumph over adversity. The companion volume to The House of Arden, Harding's Luck was written by the popular and prolific English writer and poet Edith Nesbit (1858-1924), who wrote or collaborated on more than sixty books of children's literature under the name E. Nesbit. Timeless treasures include The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Railway Children, Five Children and It, and The Phoenix and the Carpet. Nesbit is considered one of the first modern authors of children's literature and is credited with helping to move this genre beyond the realm of fantasy and folklore.Show more
In order to provide English learners with extensive reading pleasure, it consists of jewels that span the East and West, from literary works of famous writers such as Aesop's fables, Andersen, Shakespeare, and picture brothers to traditional fairy tales from all over the world.Show more
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