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Ichabod Crane was a school-teacher in an old New England town. Ichabod fell in love with Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a wealthy man. There were stories of a headless horseman that haunted the area and struck fear in the residents. One night, after a party, Ichabod left very upset. Katrina was interested in another man, Brom Van Brunt. Ichabod left the party very disturbed and runs into the Headless Horseman on his way home and was never heard of again. Some say that Van Brunt knows more to the story than he is telling.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
Washington Irving's two most famous stories-available in one audiobook! One tells of Rip Van Winkle, who escaped the dreadful life of a hen-pecked husband by magical means. The other is of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman on their midnight ride. Experience the fright of poor Ichabod when assailed by the headless horseman and laugh at poor Rip who spends a lot of time sleeping to try to escape the headache of a nagging and ungrateful wife.Show more
The perfect introduction to storytelling and a wonderful accompaniment to bedtime. This collection includes well-loved tales such as Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, Henny Penny by Joseph Jacobs, and The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Graham which are sure to charm children of all ages.Show more
This audiobook is about Rip Van Winkle, who falls asleep before the Revolutionary War and wakes up 20 years later, when the war is over, and faces an independent country no longer under British rule. This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short easy to understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. Composition includes original custom back ground music.©2008 EDCON Publishing Group, Inc. (P)2008 EDCON Publishing Group, Inc.Show more
You are probably familiar with the popularized stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," but have you heard the original unabridged versions by Washington Irving? His skillfully written and colorful tales have much more meaning and depth. In "Rip Van Winkle," Irving makes a profound social comment about the changes that were happening in his America, and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" isn't just a chilling tale about the Headless Horseman but an enchanting story about two rival suitors. Equally enjoyable tales of suspense and the supernatural included in this collection are: -"The Spectre Bridegroom" -"The Adventure of the German Student" -"The Devil and Tom Walker" -"The Adventure of the Mason" -"Legend of the Rose of Alhambra" -"The Governor and the Notary" -"Governor Manco and the Soldier" This collection will demonstrate just why Washington Irving is widely recognized as the "Father of American Literature." ** Please contact member services for additional documents.Show more
Ghosts and goblins abound in Sleepy Hollow. The haunting tales of the Headless Horseman entranced Ichabod Crane. During the day, he found the stories exciting. But at night he was afraid. His fear reached new heights the night he was chased by the mysterious ghost! The terrifying ride is brought to life in this striking graphic novel adaptation of Washington Irving's short story. A creator biography and glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.An Abdo Publishing Group audio production.Show more
This travelogue of Spain's Granada and the Alhambra depicts secret chambers, desperate battles, imprisoned princesses, palace ghosts, and fragrant gardens, described in a dreamlike eloquence that will transport listeners to a paradise of their own.Show more
Washington Irving's two most famous stories are combined here. One tells of Rip Van Winkle who escaped the dreadful life of a hen-pecked husband by magical means and the other of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman on their midnight ride. Experience the fright of poor Ichabod when assailed by the headless horseman and laugh at poor Rip who spends a lot of time sleeping to try to escape the headache of a nagging and ungrateful wife. AUTHOR Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, magazine editor and diplomat. Born in Manhattan at the end of the American Revolution, he was named for George Washington, whom he met as a child of six. As a teenager, Irving lived further upstate and became familiar with the surroundings that provided the setting for his best known works, ""Rip Van Winkle"" and ""The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"""Show more
Two American classics which tell of the earliest days in Dutch New York: Ichabod Crane's encounter with the Headless Horseman and Rip's long nap. Washington Irving, the first American writer to make his living by his profession, was born April 3, 1783. At the age of six he was introduced to his namesake, George Washington. He studied law but then was sent to Europe because of his health and was to spend 17 years abroad. When he was thirty-five his family's business went bankrupt. It was then that he began to support himself by writing. He wrote letters, essays and short fiction. Washington Irving died in 1859.Show more
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