Summary: Beatrix Potter’s charming stories have enchanted children for over a hundred....+
Beatrix Potter’s charming stories have enchanted children for over a hundred years. She brilliantly evokes the beauty of nature and country life, and each story brings to life characters listeners will remember and love for years to come. This collection includes eighteen favorite tales about Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse, and the others. Let your children share in the tradition of Beatrix Potter and her animal family, a literary treasure for generations to cherish.
Summary: Blackstone Audio presents, from the unabridged collection “A.A. Milne’s....+
Blackstone Audio presents, from the unabridged collection “A.A. Milne’s Pooh Classics,” the thirty-five poems and verses from Now We Are Six performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading of these delightful verses authorized by A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin.
The verses here, along with the verses in When We Were Very Young and the stories in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, have endeared themselves to so many readers that it is painful to try to imagine what the world would be like without them.
The perfect book for that all-important birthday, Now We Are Six is much more than a worthy successor to When We Were Young; it is a modern classic in its own right.
Solitude King John’s Christmas Busy Sneezles Binker Cherry Stones The Knight Whose Armour Didn’t Squeak Buttercup Days The Charcoal-Burner Us Two The Old Sailor The Engineer Journey’s End Furry Bear Forgiven The Emperor’s Rhyme Knight-in-Armour Come Out with Me Down by the Pond The Little Black Hen The Friend The Good Little Girl A Thought King Hilary and the Beggarman Swing Song Explained Twice Times The Morning Walk Cradle Song Waiting at the Window Pinkle Purr Wind on the Hill Forgotten In the Dark The End
Summary: Jack London’s masterpiece describing the timeless bonds between man, dog,....+
Jack London’s masterpiece describing the timeless bonds between man, dog, and wilderness
Buck, half St. Bernard and half Scotch shepherd, is a bold-spirited dog living the good life in the Santa Clara Valley. But when a treacherous act of betrayal results in his kidnapping, he is stripped from his comfortable life on the California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Yukon, where he is made a sled dog. Strong dogs are in high demand as the Klondike gold rush rages on, and Buck must battle the bitter cold and savage lawlessness of man and beast, striving to serve the man who shows him kindness. Can he rise to the challenges he faces and once again become the master of his realm?
Summary: This wonderful collection incorporates the most timeless tales from the best....+
This wonderful collection incorporates the most timeless tales from the best sources of fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Antoine Galland, translator of The Thousand and One Nights. They are sure to delight audiences of all ages. Tales in this collection include Puss in Boots, Rumpelstiltskin, The Frog Prince, Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wild Swans, Snow White and Rose Red, The Spirit in the Bottle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, The Musicians of Bremen, The Fisherman and His Wife, and many others sure to be familiar to children and adults alike.
Summary: Much of the richness of our language and moral education is owed to a Greek....+
Much of the richness of our language and moral education is owed to a Greek slave who was executed over two thousand years ago. Literally hundreds of metaphors, axioms, and ideas that are woven into the very fabric of Western culture--from “sour grapes” and “crying wolf” to “actions speak louder than words” and “honesty is the best policy”--all came from Aesop’s Fables. An extraordinary storyteller who used cunning foxes, surly dogs, clever mice, and foolish humans to describe the reality of a harsh world, Aesop created narratives that are appealing, funny, politically astute, and profoundly true. And Aesop’s truth -- often summed up in the pithy “moral of the story” -- retains an awesome power to affect us, reaching us through both our intellects and our hearts. Included here are such fables as "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse," "The Wind and the Sun," "The Farmer and the Stork," "The Lioness," "The Brash Candlelight," "The Old Woman and the Physician," "The Mole and Her Mother," "The Swallow and the Crow," "The Man Bitten by a Dog," "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Monkey and the Dolphin," "The Hares and the Frogs," and many, many more.
Summary: The stories Hannah Gale’s father told her of breaking wild horses in Nevada....+
The stories Hannah Gale’s father told her of breaking wild horses in Nevada one glorious summer when he was her age have captured her imagination. After her dad is called to fight in Iraq, she regularly stops to watch the horses at the nearby stable to feel closer to him, and finally gathers the nerve to ask the owner for a job. There she helps bring a rescued mare back from the brink, takes her first riding lesson, and witnesses the birth of the filly who steals her heart. Hannah believes the worst is over when her dad returns from war, but soon she realizes her family’s fight is only just beginning. When his nightmares rock the household, it is the horses Hannah turns to for comfort. Can the horses help her teach her dad the same lessons of survival and hope they’ve taught her? Based on a patchwork of true stories, this is a heartbreaking story about the rehabilitative power of animals and the depth of the human capacity for hope.
Summary: Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection “A. A. Milne’s....+
Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection “A. A. Milne’s Pooh Classics,” the ten stories of Winnie-the-Pooh performed by Peter Dennis. Come with us to an enchanted place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. This reading has earned the prestigious Audie Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Ohio State Award of Merit, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award. This is the only reading of these immortal stories authorized by A. A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, who wrote, “Peter Dennis has made himself Pooh’s Ambassador Extraordinary and no bear has ever had a more devoted friend. So if you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter.”
Summary: Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection “A.A. Milne’s....+
Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection “A.A. Milne’s Pooh Classics,” the forty-four poems and verses from When We Were Very Young and the thirty-five poems and verses from Now We Are Six, both performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading of these delightful verses authorized by A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin.
Summary: Blackstone Audio presents, from the unabridged collection “A. A. Milne’s....+
Blackstone Audio presents, from the unabridged collection “A. A. Milne’s Pooh Classics,” the ten stories of The House At Pooh Corner, performed by Peter Dennis. In A. A. Milne’s wonderful companion volume to Winnie-the-Pooh, you will rediscover Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, and all their friends--and be introduced to the irrepressible and very bouncy Tigger. As you begin to listen to this beloved book of A. A. Milne’s simple and timeless tales, you’ll enter that enchanted place on the top of the Forest where “a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” This is the only reading of these enthralling stories authorized by A. A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, who wrote, “Peter Dennis has made himself Pooh’s Ambassador Extraordinary and no bear has ever had a more devoted friend. So if you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter.”
Summary: Jack London’s tales are more than epics of hardship and survival--they are....+
Jack London’s tales are more than epics of hardship and survival--they are morality plays in which good wins over evil.
In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, a wolf cub finds himself the sole survivor of his litter. Son of Kiche, half-wolf, half-dog, and the ageing wolf One Eye, he is thrust into a savage world where each day renews the struggle of survival. It is a lonely but noble life--until the day he is captured by dog-driving men. The cruel mistreatment he bears in this new life of slavery teaches him to hate.
Only one man sees beyond the rage of White Fang to his intelligence and dignity. Only one has the courage to offer the killer a new life. But can his kindness reach the heart of White Fang?
Summary: The eleventh title in the New York Times bestselling Guardians of Ga’Hoole series....+
The eleventh title in the New York Times bestselling Guardians of Ga’Hoole series brings Hoole to kingship and the legends to fulfillment, signaling a return to the adventures of Coryn, Soren, and the Band. In this next adventure, Hoole reclaims the throne of his father and goes on to wage a war against the forces of chaos, greed, and oppression led by the powerful warlord-tyrants. Grank, the first collier, uses his skills with fire and metals to forge weapons for battle. With great trepidation, Hoole uses the power of the ember in the final, decisive battle and wins. At the dawn of a new era of peace, Hoole searches for the ideal place to establish not a kingdom but an order of free owls--and finds the Great Tree.
Summary: The adventure continues! In a land no owl knew existed, Soren, Coryn, and the....+
The adventure continues! In a land no owl knew existed, Soren, Coryn, and the Guardians find danger, knowledge, and new allies. Coryn and the Band have returned to the Great Ga’Hoole Tree and restored order. With the ember safely hidden away, the tree shakes off its gaudy golden glow and recovers its natural majesty. Meanwhile, deep in the Palace of Mists, Bess finds an ancient map fragment that reveals that there are not five owl kingdoms--as has been thought since time immemorial--but six. Coryn and the Chaw of Chaws set off to find this unknown land and, in a landscape of perpetual winter, discover a monastery of serene, learned owls, the likes of which no one has ever seen before.
Summary: A continuation of The Jungle Book, these further adventures of Mowgli the man-cub....+
A continuation of The Jungle Book, these further adventures of Mowgli the man-cub and his animal companions are sure to delight listeners of all ages. Vibrant and crackling with intensity, these stories present Akela the wolf; Baloo the brown bear; Shere Khan, the boastful Bengal tiger who is Mowgli’s enemy; Kaa the python; Bagheera the black panther; and Rikki-tikki-tavi the mongoose, among others. Kipling vividly describes the jungle world and its peculiar animals, richly evoking an Edenic environment. As Mowgli learns the Law of the Jungle among the animals, he matures into self-sufficiency and wisdom.
Summary: These classic stories of magic, imagination, and inspiration will capture children’s....+
These classic stories of magic, imagination, and inspiration will capture children’s interest and spark their imagination story after story. “Jack and the Beanstalk” is read by John Ritter. “Puss in Boots” is read by Robby Benson. “A Day at Santa’s Workshop” is read by Betty White. “Elfis, the Elf Who Saved Christmas” is read by Brian Austin Green. And “The Elves and the Shoemaker” is read by Michael York.
Summary: Children will enjoy hearing Betty White, the popular television personality,....+
Children will enjoy hearing Betty White, the popular television personality, narrate these seven stories for a whole week of adventures. The stories in this collection will take children on seven enjoyably entertaining outings with the delightful Betty White as their companion. Included here are: “Day at the Aquarium,” “Day at the Farm,” “Day at the Library,” “Day at the Zoo,” “Day at Santa’s Workshop,” “Day at the City,” and “Day with Dad at the County Fair.”
Summary: From its first publication in 1877, Black Beauty has been one of the best-loved....+
From its first publication in 1877, Black Beauty has been one of the best-loved animal stories ever written. The dramatic and heartwarming tale is told by the magnificent black horse himself, from his idyllic days on a country squire’s estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse and his merciful rescue by two kindly old ladies. Filled with vivid anecdotes about animal intelligence, the novel derives a special magic from the love of all creatures, great and small, apparent on every page. But the book’s lasting impact comes from its descriptions of a human society struggling to find the goodness within itself and its plea for kindness to all creatures--a message so powerful that this favorite classic began a crusade for animal welfare that continues to this day.
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis is used to being left out of conversations. Though....+
Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis is used to being left out of conversations. Though she’s been deaf since the age of six, Joey’s mother has never allowed her to learn sign language. She strains to read the lips of those around her, but often fails. Everything changes when Joey meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his baby chimpanzee, Sukari. Her new friends use sign language to communicate, and Joey secretly begins learning to sign. Spending time with Charlie and Sukari, Joey has never been happier. She even starts making friends at school for the first time. But as Joey’s world blooms with possibilities, Charlie and Sukari’s choices begin to narrow--until Sukari’s very survival is in doubt.
Summary: Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea, shared by only her....+
Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea, shared by only her father, Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica, and a satellite dish for her e-mail. No one else in the world lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn’t swap places with anyone. But when Jack disappears in his sail boat and disaster threatens her home, Nim must be braver than she’s ever been before. And she needs help from her friends, old and new.
Summary: Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt called Seabiscuit would....+
Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt called Seabiscuit would become one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time? Although Seabiscuit was the grandson of the legendary Man O’ War, he was neither handsome nor graceful. His head was too big, his legs were too short, and his gallop was awkward. During the depths of the Great Depression, Seabiscuit won against incredible odds and uplifted the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House. In this classic originally published in 1962, Ralph Moody recounts the thrilling tale of the plucky horse who refused to quit, the down-on-his-luck jockey who didn’t let horrendous accidents keep him out of the saddle, and the taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both. Moving and inspirational, Come On Seabiscuit! is a reminder of the qualities that make a real American champion.
Summary: After the time of the legends, the tale of the Guardians returns to the present....+
After the time of the legends, the tale of the Guardians returns to the present in which Soren, the hero of books 1–6 in the New York Times bestselling Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, must train a new king. Get ready for old friends and new adventures! Coryn, Soren, and the Band preside over a new golden age of the Great Tree under the subtle influence of the ember. All seems well, but beneath the prosperity of peace, Coryn is tortured by the suspicion that his evil mother, Nyra, is a hagsfiend and that his own blood carries the haggish taint. He wanders afar, searching for the truth from hagsfiends themselves--putting the Great Tree in danger. Soren and the Band follow their new king to strange parts to guard him from the consequences of his obsession.