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'I'd like to add some beauty to life,'' said Anne dreamily. ''I don't exactly want to make people KNOW more... though I know that IS the noblest ambition... but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.” Re-enter the idyllic life of Anne Shirly in Anne’s House of Dreams, the fifth book in L.M. Montgomery’s beloved Anne of Green Gables series. Anne’s House of Dreams begins after the events of Anne of Windy Poplars, and gives readers a look at the early days of Anne’s married life with her childhood love Gilbert Blythe. After buying “The House of Dreams together on the seashore of Four Winds Point, they become friends with their new neighbors, each of whom have their own interesting quirks. They befriend a kind lighthouse keeper, a beautiful woman in a sad marriage, and a writer on the search for inspiration for the next great Canadian novel. These relationships build and inspire growth for Anne, as she transitions from a young woman to a wife and mother, while still keeping an eye for the extraordinary pieces of the ordinary world around her. This book follows Anne and Gilbert as they experience the highs and lows of early marriage, through both painful losses and indescribable joys as they begin to build their family. In their quiet life, they find deep meaning through their connections with the people and world around them. This, as well as the rest of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a timeless classic that readers of all ages will enjoy.Show more
The adventures in the marvelous land of Oz continue in Ozma of Oz, the third in L. Frank Baum’s whimsical and imaginative series. This title sees the return of many beloved characters and settings from the original book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In this fantastical tale, Dorothy Gale is whisked away to a land called Ev, after being blown into the sea during a storm. After being captured and kept imprisoned by an evil princess, she is rescued by Princess Ozma and her familiar friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, among others. After the daring rescue, the band must make their way through obstacles and dangers to make it back to the Emerald City one again. L. Frank Baum’s adventures in Oz are beloved tales that continue to amuse and delight listeners over a century after publication. This entry in the series demonstrates timeless themes of seeking home, finding friends in unexpected circumstances, and outsmarting evil with kindness and cleverness.Show more
“For although I feel that I know a tremendous lot, I am not yet aware how much there is in the world to find out about. It will take me a little time to discover whether I am very wise or very foolish.' Return to the magical land of Oz in The Marvelous Land of Oz, the second book in L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz series. The Marvelous Land of Oz begins soon after the events of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and follows the adventures of a young boy named Tip exploring a world where everything has been turned upside down after the departure of Dorothy. When Dorothy left, her friends The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman were given rulership over the Emerald City and the Winkie Kingdom. But the Scarecrow’s rule of the Emerald City has been overthrown by an all-girl army, and Tip is recruited along with the Tin Woodman to help him get the city back. As the band of adventurers travels through Oz, they encounter magic and mysteries, search for a lost princess, make many daring escapes, and meet a whole crew of fantastic creatures. The Marvelous Land of Oz will spark the imagination and draw listeners into L. Frank Baum’s beloved world of Oz.Show more
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" When Alice's boring school lessons are interrupted by a white rabbit with a pocket watch, she embarks on an exciting adventure that takes her to the magical world of Wonderland. In Wonderland, everything is nonsensical and fantastic. People can grow and shrink from magical potions and cookies, animals and plants can talk, and mad queens cause chaos in the midst of wild croquet games. Everything makes little sense, but that nonsense is what makes Wonderland feel more exciting than the reality Alice left. Alice's journey through Wonderland is full of vibrant characters who speak in riddles and rhymes, including favorites like the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Queen and King of Hearts, and many more. As Alice ventures through this world on her way home, she discovers her own capacity for nonsense, but also finds that she eventually misses the real world. She must journey deep into the whimsical world to find her way back to the "boring" one. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been used as inspiration for film, television, music and theater for generations, and inspires readers of all ages to tap into their own imaginations and live in the world of nonsense and make-believe, if only for a few hours.Show more
Journey to the imaginative world of Wonderland in this bundle of Alice in Wonderland books. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have inspired countless films, plays, and songs in over 150 years of their publication, and these stories continue to capture the imaginations of all generations. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – When Alice’s boring school lessons are interrupted by a white rabbit with a pocketwatch, she starts on an exciting adventure that takes her to the nonsensical and fascinating world of Wonderland. Join Alice as she meets beloved characters like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter as she tries to find her way home from Wonderland. Through the Looking Glass – The story continues with Alice stepping through a mirror into a world that is a reverse of her own, a world that contains all of the nonsensical things that don’t belong in reality. She once again meets even more fascinating and whimsical characters (such as the famous Tweedledee and Tweedledum), and finds herself in puzzling situations as she puzzles her way out of this world of opposites. This audiobook contains two of Carroll’s most famous poems: “Jabberwocky” and “The Walrus and the Carpenter.'Show more
“Things are always different than what they might be...If you wait for them to change, you will never do anything.” Isabel Archer is a young woman who has inherited a large sum of money after the death of her father. She is invited to visit her Aunt and Uncle’s estate in London, where she is greeted by a cast of eclectic neighbors, many of whom offer her marriage very quickly due to her status. Isabel is set on maintaining independence though, and refuses several offers of marriage as she lives in pursuit of her destiny. Eventually, she does fall prey to the people trying to gain her fortune, and settles into an unhappy marriage with an egotistical man named Gilbert Osmond. The rest of her tale plays out sadly, with her step-daughter being pursued by one of her own prior suitors, a selfish husband scheming to take control of her wealth, and a constant pull between all of the people who feel they have a claim to a bit of Isabel’s life and fortune. The Portrait of a Lady is one of Henry James’s most popular works, and was a milestone work for its successful portrayal of in-depth motivation and humanity. Henry James’s masterful characterization of Isabel has served as inspiration for a century’s worth introspective and complex characters.Show 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
She’s going to be famous. Her dreams are within reach. And if it all comes to pass, she will be murdered… Boston, Massachusetts, 1990. Music is the one sure thing twelve-year-old Robin Gates has in her life. Though she’s disgusted by the looks she gets from grown male patrons, playing guitar and singing in her mother’s strange bar provides a path to her envisioned future. Until she reads a newspaper from 2006 that contains her obituary… 1998. As a kid, Ashley Silver saw how her family’s artistic efforts brought only despair and poverty. Now eighteen, she refuses to accept that fate and embarks on a lucrative career as an exotic dancer. But despite her misgivings about Robin’s ambition to become a rock star, Ashley can’t help but fall hard for her childhood friend. Destined to die in her true love’s arms, Robin desperately seeks any means to change her fortune and protect her girlfriend from the doomed truth. But Ashley knows her partner is keeping some dark secret, and it threatens to tear them apart forever. Is Robin’s death truly predetermined, or can the troubled couple force a happily-ever-after? The Chains of Desire is the extraordinary third book in The Stains of Time family saga series. If you like intriguing paradoxes, delightful characters, and emotional ups and downs, then you’ll love E. Christopher Clark’s compelling journey into magical realism. Buy The Chains of Desire to defy inevitability today!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
Listen to the beloved classic about strong familial love and the bonds of sisterhood in this InAudio presentation of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. When published in 1968, the world first fell in love with this semiautobiographical story of the March sisters, and to this day the classic story is beloved and frequently adapted for the stage and screen. Little Women tells the story of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, sisters who love each other and work hard building their earnest lives in Massachusetts during the Civil War. The story follows their lives growing up together, working, going to school and navigating into adulthood. Along the way they face love and loss, trials and joys. The sisters dynamic personalities color their relationships and circumstances in unique ways, and help readers find common ground with the characters from another time and place. The charming writing and closeness of the sisters, as well as the timeless themes and emotions, make Little Women a classic for the ages.Show more
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This story picks up with Alice in a strange land with nonsensical creatures, puzzling situations, and an extreme amount of whimsy and curiosity. The story follows Alice as she tries to make her way out of the nonsense world, journeying deeper into nonsense in the process. Beloved classic characters from other Alice stories make appearances in this novel, such as the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the Red Queen. This book also has two of the most well-known Wonderland poems, “Jabberwocky” and “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” Through the Looking Glass is a nostalgic return to Carroll’s fantasy world for returning readers, or a whimsical and enchanting entrance to the world for first-time readers.Show more
Revisit a beloved fairy tale in The Snow Queen and Other Stories. Hans Christian Andersen has an undeniable legacy. The Danish author wrote over 156 stories that have been translated and adapted into countless retellings, films, tv shows, musicals, and more. Some of the world’s most beloved fairy tale retellings have been based on Andersen’s short stories. The main story in this collection is “The Snow Queen,” the story of two children who play together daily and have many fun adventures. Kai, a young boy is drawn to an icy palace by an evil queen who causes him to forget his friendships and past, keeping him prisoner without fond memories for comfort. His friend Gerda has to go on a daring journey to rescue him from the ice castle and defeat the evil that holds him captive using the strongest power in the world -- the power of love. Along the way she meets fascinating characters, discovers powerful magic, and truly grows up throughout her journey to rescue her best friend. This story, along with others in the collection, highlights the talent and imagination of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, and will charm readers with timeless characters and magical escapades.Show more
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