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Recently orphaned, young Rose Campbell is sent to the "Aunt Hill," where Uncle Alex, her six aunts and seven boy cousins live in noisy confusion. It is nothing like the quiet girls' boarding school that has been Rose's home for the past year. Surrounded by a bewildering array of pets, relatives, and unfamiliar foods, the fragile girl wonders if she will ever get used to this new life. Fortunately, Uncle Alex is her guardian. He keeps the aunts from coddling her too much, and makes sure that she has plenty of time to play outside with her cousins. Day by day, learning how to care for each of these people, Rose begins to bloom. Eight Cousins is a charming introduction to Louisa May Alcott's timeless classics, which include Little Women and Little Men. Barbara Caruso's colorful narration perfectly captures Rose and her extended family.Show more
Returning to the "Aunt Hill" from a two-year trip around the world, 20-year-old Rose Campbell suddenly finds herself surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them! Rose is rich and pretty, and she suspects many of these suitors are more interested in her wealth than her dreams. But she is determined to live her own life and find her own love, despite the many plans of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Louisa May Alcott wrote this delightful sequel to Eight Cousins at the request of her many fans.Show more
As a young girl Sandy Price dreamed of owning a pony like Misty of Chincoteague. Journeying to Chincoteague for the annual pony penning, a grown Sandy decides to make her dream come true. At the end of the auction she brings home not just one but four beautiful ponies, including Sunshine, a direct descendant of Misty. When Twilight, Sunshine's foal, first appears from her stall, the fire of the wild ponies of Assateague is in her eyes. She races and rears herself into a lather, bucking at even the temporary confinement when the farrier examines her hooves. As Twilight begins to grow in stature and spirit, Sandy realizes the filly has a special future in store for the both of them. Marguerite Henry's Newbery Award-winning collection of horse stories have become children's classics, charming thousands of readers in many different countries. Her stories feature actual people and horses and are refreshingly free from the violent themes and issues so prevalent in today's children's literature. Misty's Twilight is filled with the dreamy quality of yesteryear that holds an ageless appeal to young and old alike.Show more
Sixth-grader Milo Neal plans to do a science project on "The Complete Life Cycle of a Link in the Food Chain." But when he brings his specimen-a baby chick-to class, everyone falls in love with the cute ball of fluff. Soon she has a name: Henrietta. Not only is Henrietta the class pet, she's even chosen as mascot for the school hockey team! How can Milo finish his project, which calls for frying up his specimen and serving it to the judges of the science fair? Each day, as Henrietta gets bigger, so does Milo's dilemma. And students are hatching plans to rescue their feathered friend. Gordon Korman, author of more than 20 books for middle school and young adult audiences, based this hilarious story on his own experiences while visiting a middle school classroom. Through the talented narrators' performances, Henrietta's adventures will have you cackling with laughter.Show more
Jo March, the irrepressible tomboy in Little Women, has grown up and married her professor to become Jo Bhaer. Together the Bhaers have established Plumfield-a warm-hearted, informal school where lessons are taught with a dose of laughter. When Nat, a young orphan joins the happy household at Plumfield, he can't believe his good fortune. Each day is filled with studying and fun-the boys even enjoy Saturday-night pillow fights. But when Nat gets caught stretching the truth, he discovers there is more to learn in his new home than games and schoolwork. Filled with real-life characters and situations, Louisa M. Alcott's spirited classic has touched the hearts and minds of readers from generation to generation. Barbara Caruso's dramatic narration transports young adults to the late 1800s when life was simpler but was still packed with plenty of adventures.Show more
When Cam and Eric go on a field trip to the museum with their fifth grade class, Cam-with her photographic memory-makes an interesting discovery: dinosaur bones are missing from one of the exhibits. When no one believes them, they decide to catch the thieves themselves. As they stake out the library, a mysterious milk truck stops by. Cam knows something is wrong. The logo on the truck does not match the logo on the milk carton they drank from at lunch. The game is afoot! Will they find the missing dinosaur bones when they follow the truck to a neighborhood house, or just a truckload of sour milk? Award-winning author David A. Adler is a former New York City math teacher. In addition to writing the Cam Jansen series, he has authored more than 100 books for children, including science and math text books, as well as biographies of world-famous historical figures.Show more
In a rose-covered palace by the sea live three lovely princesses who never sit around doing nothing. Libby is a master builder, Mellie is a master gardener, and Allie is a master baker. The day before 100 children visit for the Summer Party, Mellie tells Libby and Allie that she would like to try something other than gardening. Since all three are quite sure princesses can do anything, they decide to switch roles for a day. But things don't turn out exactly as planned. Critically acclaimed author Kate Lum's tales have been named a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Book of the Year. This popular series takes an irreverent look at princesses who don't fit perfectly into the pages of classic storybooks. Narrator Barbara Caruso's whimsical performance conveys the individual charms of all three imperfect young ladies.Show more
In spring, Red sings from treetops: cheer-cheer-cheer, each note dropping like a cherry into my ear. Sleepy Yellow sticks to summer. Yet ocean Blue stays cool and alive. Green fades in fall, turns to dust, and no longer keeps Brown at bay. In winter, Pink blossoms on chilled cheeks. And Black echoes through the still of winter's night. But spring comes again, and Red returns-flitting and fluttering, bright as a Cardinal bird. Winner of a Caldecott Honor, this delightful book of free verse poems by celebrated poet Joyce Sidman is "a charming inspiration to notice colors and correlate emotions" (Kirkus Reviews). With each verse of Barbara Caruso's spellbinding narration, children and adults alike will appreciate the colors of the seasons.Show more
Six-year-old April is very sad. She dearly loves her silky black cat, Sheba, and its three newborn kittens. But April and her parents live in a small New York apartment where there is room for only one cat. Which one should she choose? Listeners of all ages will be delighted by the gentle solution to April's problem. A wonderful antidote to the sharp edges of everyday life, Clare Turlay Newberry's award-winning book is filled with tenderness, longing and joy. Narrator Barbara Caruso's warm tones convey all the spirit and love of this unforgettable tale. First published more than fifty years ago, April's Kittens has become a classic that has warmed the hearts of children and their parents for several generations. Through this unabridged audio production, it can be savored again and again, especially as a treasured bedtime story.Show more
Just after World War I, Rosina and her family leave Italy and sail to America, land of opportunity. But when they settle in New York, American girls make fun of Rosie's dress, her foreign accent, and her ethnic food. How can she prove to the world that she is an American, too? As the feast of San Gennaro approaches, banners, piles of cheeses, and special pastries fill shop windows. Rosie, chosen to be queen of the celebration, is torn between excitement and her desire to be a modern girl. So when she appears in the parade, the band suddenly stops, and everyone stares, for Rosie has a surprise for them all. Elisa Bartone, a teacher in the New York City Public Schools, based American Too on an old family story told to her by a great-uncle. There was a real Rosie who led the feast day parade. Bartone has molded this account into a tale that shines with all the enthusiasm and optimism of those who immigrated to America, the great melting pot.Show more
With translations into 15 languages, renowned author L.M. Montgomery penned some 500 short stories and poems as well as the classic Anne of Green Gables novels. Rilla Blythe, youngest daughter of Anne, is almost 15 in 1914. As her brothers and friends prepare to go off to battle, the irrepressible Rilla realizes that she will be changed forever and the world will never be the same. Narrator Barbara Caruso presents a poignant delivery of this family classic.Show more
L.M. Montgomery's Rainbow Valley is the continuation of the beloved classics Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. Anne and Gilbert Blythe are married and have six mischievous children. Always seeking out new adventures and trying to help others, they're a rambunctious lot. With a charming narration from Barbara Caruso, Rainbow Valley is a playful and enjoyable listening experience.Show more
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