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[This is the MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.] [Read by Grace Conlin] Sara Stanley is only fourteen, but she can weave tales ...that are impossible to resist. In the picturesque town of Carlisle, children and grown-ups alike flock from miles around to hear her spellbinding tales. When Bev and Felix, two city boys, are sent to Carlisle for the summer, they are captivated by this very different rural island and by Sara Stanley, the Story Girl. Their vacation becomes a time for magic and mischief as they spend their days with Sara and the eccentric local people, with a mysterious blue treasure chest and intrepid cat, and experience an ordeal that may cost a friend his life. But woven through the sunlit days and starry seaside nights is another kind of enchantment as well--one spun by the tales of the talented Story Girl. She tells tales of love and death, good and evil, and wondrous times and lands that exist only in the imagination. Like all stories written by L. M. Montgomery, these are timeless stories that live forever in our hearts. read more

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[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12)]On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they've formed a pranking d...uo, they're terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back-- including pranking alongside him. read more

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In book 8 of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, Nyroc has left evil behind, but in order to be accepted at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree,... he must prove his worth by completing a dangerous quest. Nyroc has exiled himself from the Pure Ones. He flies alone, feared and despised by those who know him as Kludd's son, hunted by those whose despotism he has rejected, and haunted by ghostly creatures conjured by Nyra to lure him back to the Pure Ones. He yearns for a place he only half believes in--the Great Ga'Hoole Tree--and an uncle who might be a true father to him: the near-mythic Soren. Yet he cannot approach the tree while the rumor of evil still clings to him. To prove his worth, Nyroc will fly to Beyond the Beyond to seek the legendary Relic as a talisman of his own. read more

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Here are the beloved adventures of the mischievous hero Robin Hood and his brave and merry band of outlaws, who forged a chivalrou...s code to protect the oppressed and despoil the oppressors. Follow along as Robin makes his breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, while classic characters like Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John create one hilarious escapade after another. Pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens of old abound in the episodes comprising this favorite story. read more

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[Read by Pamela Garelick] The eleventh title in the New York Times bestselling 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole' series brings Hoole to king...ship 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. read more

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[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12][Read by Eileen Stevens]A quirky and heartfelt middle-grade debut about a spunky girl determined to... clear her mother's name. Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson's life turns upside down the day her mother's boyfriend holds up a convenience store and her mother is wrongly jailed for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is an ornery nun who lives in the midst of a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch. With a little patience, she and Ruby begin to get along. But Eleanor has secrets of her own -- secrets that might mean more hard times for Ruby. It's not going to be easy for Ruby Clyde and Eleanor to heal old wounds, face the past, and learn to trust each other. But with enough little pieces of love, they might be able to bring their family together again and learn that paradise isn't a place -- it's the feeling of being home. Corabel Shofner's Almost Paradise is a bighearted novel about trust, belonging, and the struggles and joys of loving one another. read more

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[Read by Robert Whitfield -- aka -- Simon Vance] Padraic Colum's classic retelling combines the immortal stories from Homer's Ilia...d and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Come voyage to ancient Greece with Achilles who, guided by the gods, seeks vengeance on the Trojans. And follow Odysseus on his perilous journey on the sea - through the land of the Cyclopes, past Circe the Enchantress, the terrible Charybdis, and the six-headed serpent Scylla. Young readers will delight in these accessible tales of action and adventure. read more

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In this volume of heartwarming tales, a Persian cat plays an amazing role in a marriage proposal and a foolish lie threatens to ma...ke an unattached woman the towns laughingstock. read more

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In the second installment of this enchanting series (Guardians of Ga'Hoole), Soren begins to discover his own inner powers as he a...nd the other young owls embark on a mystical quest to become true Ga'Hoolian owls. It began as a dream, a quest for the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythic place where each night an order of owls rises to perform noble deeds. There Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger hope to find inspiration to fight the evil that dwells in the owl kingdom. The journey is long and harrowing. When Soren and his friends finally arrive at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, they will be tested in ways they never dreamed and face challenges they never imagined. If they can learn from their leaders and from one another, they will soon become true Ga'Hoolian owls: honest and brave, wise and true. read more

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From its first publication in 1877, Black Beauty has been one of the best-loved animal stories ever written. The dramatic and hear...twarming 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. read more

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[This is the Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.] The dolls in these stories act and talk just like real people--that is, ...when their mistress, young Marcella, or other humans are not there to see them. Raggedy Ann has charmed millions with her warm and optimistic outlook and unflappable approach to difficulties, while Raggedy Andy has pleased fans with his adventurous spirit and compassionate nature. As Gruelle's granddaughter said, ''[These stories contain] nothing to cause fright, glorify mischief, excuse malice, or condone cruelty.'' All the original twenty-three stories (plus an introduction)from Johnny Gruelle's two books are included here, and all are guaranteed to delight and inspire. Stories include: *Raggedy Ann Learns a Lesson *Raggedy Ann and the Washing *Raggedy Ann and the Kite *Raggedy Ann Rescues Fido *Raggedy Ann and the Painter *Raggedy Ann's Trip on the River *Raggedy Ann and the Strange Dolls *Raggedy Ann and the Kittens *Raggedy Ann and the Fairies' Gift *Raggedy Ann and the Chickens *Raggedy Ann and the Mouse *Raggedy Ann's New Sisters *How Raggedy Andy Came *The Nursery Dance *The Spinning Wheel *The Taffy Pull *The Rabbit Chase *The New Tin Gutter *Doctor Raggedy Andy *Raggedy Andy s Smile *The Wooden Horse *Making Angels in the Snow and *The Singing Shell read more

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The Guardians of Ga'Hoole is a gripping series full of magic, ancient legends, and adventure. The Coming of Hoole is Book 10 in th...e series. A tale of chaos, betrayal, and nachtmagen unfolds in the second of three ancient legends. It is no idle history, for hidden in its pages are the truths about the great promise--and great danger--that lie just ahead for the Guardians. And so Soren, Coryn, and the members of the Band read on: A grizzled collier will tend a young prince in exile. An owl who would be monk will don battle claws. A mother who is also a queen will raise an army. And under the shower of embers in the shadow of the Sacred Volcanoes, a king will be born--or die. read more

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This audiobook collection is a triple treat for fans of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer along with two seque...ls, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective. Start out with humorous adventures of the mischievous Tom Sawyer in Twain's world-renowned classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and then continue the fun with Tom and Huck Finn and their further antics in their very own Arabian adventure in Tom Sawyer Abroad. Finish up by following Tom and Huck as they investigate a diamond heist, a confidence man, twins, a murder, and more in Tom Sawyer, Detective. read more

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[Read by Traber Burns]Between 1819 and 1845, as veterans of the Revolutionary War were filing applications to receive pensions for... their service, the government was surprised to learn that many of the soldiers were not men but boys, many of whom were under the age of sixteen and some even as young as nine. In Boy Soldiers, Caroline Cox reconstructs the lives and stories of this young subset of early American soldiers, focusing on how these boys came to join the army and what they actually did in service. Giving us a rich and unique glimpse into colonial childhood, Cox traces the evolution of youth in American culture in the late eighteenth century. read more

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[Children's Fiction (Ages 4-7)][Read by Eddie Albert, Gregory Hines, Kathy Moriarty, Rod Steiger, Michael York, and others ... An ...all-star cast in readings that will delight young and old listeners alike.][With an Introduction and accompanying verse by Judith Cummings] Dating back to the sixth century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. read more

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[Read by Nadia May -aka- Wanda McCaddon] This retelling in prose of twenty of Shakespeare's thirty-seven plays was originally publ...ished just for children. Keeping Shakespeare's own words whenever possible but making the plots and language easily understandable, this very listenable collection has entertained and informed generations of adults as well. With such classic stories as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, and more, Shakespeare's most memorable characters come to life anew as magicians and fairies, fools and kings weave their magic, mischief, and madness. The list of 20 plays includes: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale, Much Ado about Nothing, As You Like It, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline, King Lear, Macbeth, All's Well That End Well, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night (or-What You Will), Timon of Athens, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet (Prince of Denmark), Othello, Pericles (Prince of Tyre.) read more

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With its fascinating look at the owl kingdom and its messages about courage and loyalty, this fifth book in the Guardians of Ga'Ho...ole series is great for families to listen to together.In the midst of war, Soren's sister, Eglantine, unwittingly becomes a spy for Kludd, leader of the Pure Ones, a group of evil owls. She is brainwashed by an owl sent by the Pure Ones to infiltrate the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. Her odd behavior eventually attracts attention, and Soren and his friends vow to find out what's wrong with Eglantine. They ultimately learn what happened and help her reverse the effects of the brainwashing. Kludd continues to battle against the Guardians of Ga'Hoole for control of their tree. In the end, Kludd and his forces are defeated, but his conflict with Soren is not yet over. read more

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[Read by Taylor Mali] In his riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, Nathaniel Philbrick returns an epic tale -- the inspira...tion for Herman Melville's Moby Dick -- to it's rightful place in American history. In the Heart of the Sea brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex -- the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick. In a harrowing page-turner, Nathaniel Philbrick restores this epic story to its rightful place in American history.In 1819 the 240-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was repeatedly rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats. During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions, the survivors clung to life as one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear.In the Heart of the Sea tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever. Philbrick interweaves his account of this extraordinary ordeal of ordinary men with a wealth of whale lore and with a brilliantly detailed portrait of the lost, unique community of Nantucket whalers. Impeccably researched and beautifully told, the book delivers the ultimate portrait of man against nature. At once a literary companion and a page-turner that speaks to the same issues of class, race, and man's relationship to nature that permeate the works of Melville, In the Heart of the Sea will endure as a vital work of American history. (This book is the basis of a 2015 film starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard) read more

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[Read by Bernard Mayes] Voyages Extraordinaires, 1865 Written more than a century before man landed on the moon, this classic adve...nture tale has proved to be one of Jules Verne's most prophetic. It is also a forerunner of today's science fiction. At the close of the Civil War, the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves unemployed and bored. Finally, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes a new project: build a gun big enough to launch a rocket (a 'space bullet') to the moon. But when a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a ''manned'' flight, one man's dream turns into an international space race. This is a story of rollicking action, humor, and vibrant imagination, full of both satire and scientific insight. Though often scientifically outdated, books of Verne's ''Voyages Extraordinaires'' series still retain their sense of wonder that appealed to readers of his time, and still provoke an interest in the sciences among the young. *This novel was made into a motion picture in 1958, starring Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, and Debra Paget. read more

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[MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case. *NOTE: The MP3-CD format requires a compatible audio CD player.] [Children: Ages (10-12)][...*This edition is The Junior Novelization of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The Secret Files] [Read by Tom Taylorson] America's First Avenger returns to a world that has left him in the past ... Steve Rogers, known to the world as Captain America, continues his affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury and the Avengers. But Steve struggles to fit in the modern world, and now his past will come back to haunt him . . . Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues the big-screen adventures of Super-Soldier Captain America, as he battles with modern times and villains that threaten the safety of his country . . . and even the world! read more

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[This is the MP3CD audiobook format.] [Read by Simon Vance] A classic since its first publication in 1863, The Water-Babies is the... story of a little chimney sweep named Tom and his magical adventures beneath the waves. The ill-treated Tom flees his dangerous toil and his cruel master, Grimes. When he jumps into a cool stream to clean the soot off himself, he becomes a water-baby, cleaner and happier than he has ever been, in a hidden fairy world. There, Tom meets haughty dragonflies, makes friends with a slow-witted lobster, and dodges hungry otters. Eventually, he meets the other water-babies and their clever rulers, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid and Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby. After a long and arduous quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere, young Tom achieves his heart's desire. read more

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[MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case. **NOTE: The MP3-CD format requires a compatible audio CD player.] [Children: Ages(10-12)] ...[*This edition is The Junior Novelization of Frozen] [Read by Andi Arndt] Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an epic tale of adventure and comedy with Frozen. -- When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. Frozen: The Junior Novelization retells the whole exciting story. read more

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[Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.] [Read by Robert Whitfield -- aka -- Simon Vance] Padraic Colum's classic retelling c...ombines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Come voyage to ancient Greece with Achilles who, guided by the gods, seeks vengeance on the Trojans. And follow Odysseus on his perilous journey on the sea - through the land of the Cyclopes, past Circe the Enchantress, the terrible Charybdis, and the six-headed serpent Scylla. Young readers will delight in these accessible tales of action and adventure. read more

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This item is an MP3CD which is a CD - containing an MP3-encoded audio file. MP3 is a compressed audio file that can be played on m...ost modern CD players. It comes in a sturdy vinyl case.] [Audio Theater presented by celebrity readers] Blackstone Audio presents another in its popular collections of childhood classics read by celebrity narrators. This time all the stories are centered around Christmas and are narrated by Robby Benson, Ralph Waite, Jonathan Winters, Jack Lemmon, and Carl Reiner. Included are: ''The Little Match Girl'' read by Robby Benson ''Waldo, Tell Me about Christmas'' read by Ralph Waite ''Santasaurus'' read by Jonathan Winters ''The History of Christmas'' read by Jack Lemmon ''The Gift of the Magi'' read by Dudley Moore and ''Miracle on 34th Street'' read by Carl Reiner read more

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'Every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding,' says Scrooge. Mean old Scroog...e despises Christmas, until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life overnight. Many know the story, but few have experienced the marvel of the book. If you are one who has never read this family classic, this is the time to do so. Listen to our unabridged recording and make this a truly Charles Dickens Christmas. And, 'God bless us, every one!' read more

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The final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family, Jo's Boys is entertaining, surprising, and an ov...erall joy to listen to. Set ten years after Little Men, Jo's Boys revisits the one-time members of that ''wilderness of boys'' that once resided at Plumfield, the New England boarding school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo's boys -- including sailor Emil, promising musician Nat, and rebellious Dan -- are grown up and making their ways in the world with varying degrees of triumph and disaster. Jo herself remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment. . . and even murder. read more

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Rich girls, poor girls, haughty girls, timid girls, clever girls and silly girls-all the sorts of girls who make a world-float thr...ough these pages, and before you have finished you will feel that you have known each one, almost as well as your own best friends. Louisa May Alcott's lively and heartwarming stories are favorites with young readers everywhere. A Garland for Girls will be especially welcomed by those who read and treasure all of the famous books by this great American author. Using real life boys and girls as the characters in her fascinating chronicles, Miss Alcott has written a series of delightful stories, filled with sunshine and encouragement. Her interesting plots, surprise endings, and understanding of people make fascinating reading from cover to cover. read more

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[Children's Fiction (Ages 4-7)][Read by Celebrity Narrators, including Jean Smart, Eric Idle, Terry Bradshaw, and others]This coll...ection of best-loved tales includes the following childhood favorites: Pocahontas, Quite Remarkable Owl and the Pussycat, One Dalmatian Named Digit, Big Galoot, Pinocchio, and Punxsutawney Phil and His Weather Wisdom read more

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Following a treacherous rescue mission high in the freezing Alps, James Bond is preparing for life back at Eton. But James is unde...r surveillance; his every move is being watched. He alone holds the clue to a sinister plot that will bring bloodshed and carnage to his school--and his country. Forced to flee from Eton to Austria, James must leave behind everything he knows, with only a beautiful--and dangerous--girl by his side. Soon he is trapped in a deadly war of secrets and lies, as a nightmare reunion with a bitter enemy plunges him once more into the face of death. Life for James Bond will never be the same again. read more

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[Children's Fiction (Ages 10-12)][Read by Traber Burns] In The Yellow Cat Mystery, amateur sleuth Djuna visits his friend Tommy in... Florida. His yellow cat has a sore tooth and they set of to see the dentist. The dentist is new to the town and doesn't seem to be able to help them. They do, however, notice two persons who came from a mysterious black-lacquered ship at sea-- and a normal day suddenly becomes an unusual adventure. read more

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[MP3CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.][Read by Frederick Davidson] Welcome to Blandings Castle, a place that is never itself with...out an imposter. Wodehouse himself once noted that ''Blandings has impostors like other houses have mice.'' On this particular occasion there are two, both intent on a dangerous enterprise. Lord Emsworth's secretary, the Efficient Baxter, is on the alert and determined to discover what is afoot -- despite the distractions caused by the Honorable Freddie Threepwood's hapless affair of the heart. Freddie is engaged to marry the daughter of a wealthy American who is a passionate collector of ancient Egyptian scarabs. When one goes missing, a thousand-pound reward is offered for its return and Blandings becomes a madhouse as friends turn rivals in the scramble to retrieve the object. read more

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[Read by C.M. Hebert] The final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family, Jo's Boys is entertaining,... surprising, and an overall joy to listen to. Set ten years after Little Men, Jo's Boys revisits the one-time members of that ''wilderness of boys'' that once resided at Plumfield, the New England boarding school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo's boys -- including sailor Emil, promising musician Nat, and rebellious Dan -- are grown up and making their ways in the world with varying degrees of triumph and disaster. Jo herself remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment. . . and even murder. read more

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[This is the MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.] When Sara Stanley, the Story Girl, returns to Carlisle to spend the winter wit...h the King family, she comes up with a great idea. To help them through the dreary months ahead, she, Felicity, Cecily, and Dan will publish a magazine. From Personals to Fashion Notes, from the etiquette column to its stories of the most interesting happenings in Carlisle, Our Magazine quickly becomes the most entertaining publication anyone in town has ever read. But seasons pass, nothing is forever, and soon it will be time for the Story Girl to leave her good friends on Prince Edward Island, friends with whom she has walked the golden road of youth. read more

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Quiller-Couch here gives us these four fairy tales that have been perennial favorites for centuries. The first three fairy tales a...re 'The Sleeping Beauty,' 'Blue Beard,' and 'Cinderella,' all three of which were popularized in France by Charles Perrault in 1697 in his Tales of Mother Goose. The last tale in the compilation is 'Beauty and the Beast,' this version attributed to Gabrielle de Villeneuve, who published it in 1740 and 1756. Quiller-Couch had this to say regarding his translation of these tales: 'I began by translating Perrault's tales, very nearly word for word....the translations, when finished, did not satisfy me, and so I turned back to the beginning and have rewritten the stories in my own way, which (as you may say with the Irish butler) may not be the best claret, but tis the best we ve got.'...' read more

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A continuation of The Jungle Book, these further adventures of Mowgli the man-cub and his animal companions are sure to delight li...steners 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. read more

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*Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award*[Read by Johanna Ward] Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Mi...ss Minchin's school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire. But when her beloved father dies, Sarah's friends and prized possessions are suddenly taken away, and she is banished to the attic and forced to work as a common drudge. Fed only crumbs, she still saves enough to feed her pet rat, and she tells wonderful stories to comfort Becky, the kitchen maid. Using her special ability to play make-believe, she transforms her hardships into an unforgettable adventure. And soon, even her wildest wishes begin to come true, as her real identity is revealed once and for all. This touching classic has been a favorite with generations of children and adults who have delighted in Sara's happiness, wept over her sorrows, and perhaps shared her need -- to be recognized as someone unique and special -- a little princess or prince. [*The Warner Brothers award-winning production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, starring Liesel Matthews, was nominated for two Academy Awards.] read more

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[Children's Fiction] [Read by Johanna Ward] Drawn from the enchanting tales told to Kipling as a child in India, Just So Stories r...eveals the magic of the dawn of the world, when animals could talk and think like people. Cats and dogs, kangaroos and tortoises, hedgehogs and jaguars, whales and leopards and many others are brought to life in an exotic Eastern landscape of ''high and far times ago.'' Children will discover how the leopard got his spots, the elephant his trunk, and the camel his hump, through clever tales that subtly hint at the pitfalls of arrogance and the importance of creativity. Kipling composed these twelve stories and twelve poems to be read aloud, and their whimsical imagery and rhythmic language are sure to delight both children and adults for another hundred years. Table of Contents 1. ''How the Whale Got His Throat'' 2. ''How the Camel Got His Hump'' 3. ''How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin'' 4. ''How the Leopard Got His Spots'' 5. ''The Elephant's Child'' 6. ''The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo'' 7. ''The Beginning of the Armadillos'' 8. ''How the First Letter Was Written'' 9. ''How the Alphabet Was Made'' 10. ''The Crab That Played with the Sea'' 11. ''The Cat That Walked by Himself'' 12. ''The Butterfly That Stamped'' read more

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This is an *ABRIDGED* reading of A Christmas Carol. It is read by Paul Scofield and it is part of the 'Classics Read by Celebritie...s' audiobook series. ''Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding,'' says Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas . . . until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life - - overnight! read more

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[Children (Ages 8-12)][Read by Kirby Heyborne]In 1890's South Dakota, Amy and Joshua escape from their mean Aunt Vootch. They plan... to find their grandparents in New York and manage to team up with a traveling magician, Mortimer Wintergreen, who is also New York bound. Mortimer owns a truly magic hat with a temperamental, mischievous mind of its own. Adventures abound as their way is blocked by outlaws, runaway hot-air balloons, geese, and the persistent Aunt Vootch--but the hat is always ready for action. (*A film adaptation produced by and starring Johnny Depp is currently in development.) read more

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[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12)][Read by James Patrick Cronin]This is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series so... believable you may wonder if it's happening in your own backyard.''As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The world on her side of the glass was sparkling with silver and gold, like a palace made of autumn leaves. She looked off to her right. Someone was coming. Her words came in an urgent whisper: If I can see you, they can see you. Youre in danger. Be careful, Arlo Finch.' '' Arlo Finch is a newcomer to Pine Mountain, Colorado, a tiny town of mystery and magic, but he has already attracted the attention of dark and ancient forces. At first he thinks these increasingly strange and frightening occurrences are just part of being in Rangers, the mountain scouting troop where he learns how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods. But soon Arlo finds himself at the center of a dangerous adventure, where he faces obstacles that test the foundations of the Ranger's Vow: Loyalty, Bravery, Kindness, and Truth. read more

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This favorite book for children, based on the author's own youthful experiences, describes the family life of the Marches in a sma...ll New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother while their father serves as chaplain during the American Civil War. Jo at fifteen is ungainly, unconventional, and enterprising, with an ambition to be an author. Meg, a year older, is pretty and wishes to be a lady. Beth is a delicate child of thirteen with a taste for music. Amy is a blonde beauty of twelve. The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family's small income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women. read more

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[Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.][Read by Nadia May -aka - Wanda McCaddon] This wonderful classic combines three unbea...table elements: a sea story, living characters, and a protagonist who undergoes a character transformation. Harvey Cheyne is the pampered son of a multi-millionaire who falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a small fishing boat. After being punched in the nose by the captain of the small vessel for smart-mouthing him, Harvey quickly learns respect, toughness and gratitude. He steps up from self-centeredness into the difficult but fulfilling realm of self-reliance and unselfishness. A popular favorite since its first publication in 1897, the novel remains a classic story of youthful initiation and a lively tribute to the author's famous code of bravery, loyalty, and honor among men. read more

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[Children's Fiction (Ages 10-12)][Read by Traber Burns] An exciting mystery by the masterly Ellery Queen Free passes to the circus... seemed pretty exiting to Djuna and his friend Tommy Williams, and things promised to be even more exiting when they met their old friends, Socker and Cannonball at the entrance gate, but they were only the start of a hair-raising experience. The boys soon learned that the newspaper reporter and the state trooper were trying to uncover a pack of tricksters who were cheating the circus audiences; and as one strange and frightening event follows another, Djuna and Tommy are caught up in the glittering, upside-down world of the circus, and find themselves in the middle of one of the most weird and dangerous mysteries they have ever encountered! read more

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Barrie works an indisputable magic on listeners of all ages in this classic tale of the 'boy who wouldn t grow up.' As a baby, Pet...er Pan fell out of his carriage and was taken by fairies to Neverland. There, he can fly and is the champion of the Lost Boys and a friend to the fairy Tinker Bell. Revisiting England, Peter becomes involved with Wendy Darling and her younger brothers, all of whom accompany Peter to Neverland. The children have many adventures and vanquish the pirate Captain Hook. The Darlings eventually return home with the Lost Boys, leaving Peter Pan to his perpetual boyhood. Since Peter Pan first appeared as a play in 1904, the boy hero has achieved mythological status in the English-speaking world. The story's emotional truths about youth, freedom, and responsibility continue to touch the heart and thrill the imagination. read more

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The indomitable ten-year-old Rebecca has been sent away from her home at Sunnybrook Farm to live with her two spinster aunts in th...e quiet town of Riverboro in order to be brought up as a proper little lady.Precocious, curious, and full of creative energy, Rebecca isn't quite ready to be tamed yet. The prim and demanding Aunt Miranda has her hands full. But soon, Rebecca's irrepressible spirit and bright intelligence win the hearts of all in Riverboro, including her rigid aunt…and she even manages to become a fine young lady in the process.The unconventional and charismatic Rebecca, a wholly new kind of girl character when she was first introduced in 1903, has since become one of the most beloved characters in children's literature. read more

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Elsie Dinsmore is an endearing eight-year-old girl with several bewildering problems. She has never known her mother, who died whe...n Elsie was a baby, and she longs for a close, loving relationship with her father. He, however, has sent her off to be raised at Roselands, his brother's Southern plantation, where her teacher, Miss Day, harshly criticizes her and her cousins tease her relentlessly. As Elsie learns to handle her problems, she begins to learn more about herself. And as her faith in her heavenly father grows, she learns what it means to be a child of God. The result is a story that inspires and challenges, and listeners will delight in how Elsie comes to depend completely upon faith in God for the peace and happiness she seeks. read more

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[Read by Johanna Ward] This program includes nine of Oscar Wilde's magical and haunting fairy tales. Written for his own sons, Wil...de's tales will provide equal delight for children of today. Included here are: 1. ''The Happy Prince'' 2. ''The Selfish Giant'' 3. ''The Devoted Friend'' 4. ''The Remarkable Rocket'' 5. ''The Nightingale and the Rose'' 6. ''The Young King'' 7. ''The Birthday of the Infanta'' 8. ''The Star-Child'' 9. ''The Fisherman and His Soul'' The Happy Prince lived in the Palace of Sans Souci, where sorrow was not allowed to enter, and only pleasure was experienced. Then, a gilded statue set on top of a high column allowed him to see all the wretchedness of the poor, the sick and the lonely who inhabited his great city. What develops is a story of sacrifice and redemption that is a parable for our time. read more

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[Read by Johanna Ward] Jimmy, Gerald, and Cathy hope to find adventure when they set off to explore the woods, but they get far mo...re than they bargained for when they discover the Enchanted Castle. At first, they seem to be in a fairy tale come true, until a friend turns invisible, thanks to a magic ring she can't remove. Adventure follows adventure as they seek to control the magic--but the magic has a will of its own, and it is all they can do to keep up. Faced with sleeping princesses, magic rings, and moonlit gardens filled with enchantment, the children must use all their courage and ingenuity to control the magic and solve the mystery surrounding the Enchanted Castle. read more

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[This is the MP3CD audiobook format.] Out of the theme of switched identities, Mark Twain fashioned both a fiery assault upon soci...al hypocrisy and injustice and a riotous comedy filled with high-spirited play. They look alike, but they live in very different worlds. Tom Canty, impoverished and abused by his father, is fascinated with royalty. Edward Tudor, heir to the throne of England, is kind and generous but wants to run free and play in the river--just once. How insubstantial their differences truly are becomes clear when a chance encounter leads to an exchange of clothing--and roles. The pauper finds himself caught up in the pomp and folly of the royal court, a role which is further complicated when the king dies soon after the switch; and the prince wanders horror-stricken through the lower strata of English society. read more

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When the old woodcarver Geppetto decides to make a puppet boy to dance and turn summersaults, he doesn't know that he has chosen a... magical piece of wood. To his amazement, his puppet can talk and play just like the liveliest child. But a human soul must be earned; and thus begin the adventures of Pinocchio. A tragicomic figure, Pinocchio is a poor, illiterate peasant boy with few choices in life who usually chooses to shirk his responsibilities and get into trouble. Pinocchio plays pranks on Geppetto, is duped by Fox and Cat, smashes the pedantic talking Cricket, and narrowly escapes death with the help of the blue-haired Fairy. But he is also brave, and as he stumbles from one predicament to the next, he makes his way unsteadily toward his heart's desire. read more