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Fables

By Arnold Lobel
Narrated by: Mark Linn-Baker
Length: 44 minutes

Winner of the Caldecott Medal

A pig flying through marshmallow clouds? A camel pirouetting through the desert? Where else could a reader find such marvelous things but in a fable? From the author-illustrator behind beloved Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel, comes a collection of humorous, silly fables that will delight readers young and old.

“The most...

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

By Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest & Vikas Adam
Length: 10 hours 38 minutes

Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. This young adult novel is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your...

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Grimm's Fairy Tales

By Brothers Grimm
Narrated by: Jim Dale, Janis Ian, Alfred Molina & Katherine Kellgren
Length: 3 hours 38 minutes

Read by a cast of award-winning narrators, this collection contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm.

The Brothers Grimm collected the original fairy tales that Americans are most familiar with today. Lyrically translated and beautifully narrated by an all-star cast, these 21 tales are... Read more »

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Just So Stories

By Rudyard Kipling
Narrated by: Jim Weiss
Length: 3 hours 27 minutes

A dozen fables by one of the world’s great storytellers.
 
The twelve magical JUST SO STORIES tell, how the leopard got his spots? Why the rhinoceros  has his wrinkly skin? Why is a kangaroo very fast on land? Why won't cats come when they're called? And, how one curious elephant with a nose for trouble changed the lives of all elephants...

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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

By Ingri d'Aulaire & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Narrated by: Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier & Kathleen Turner
Length: 4 hours 13 minutes

Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick

Here are the immortals of Olympus—the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece—as freshly described as if they were alive today.

Mighty Zeus with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus...

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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

By Hans Christian Andersen
Narrated by: F. Murray Abraham, Edoardo Ballerini, Marisa Calin, Cynthia Darlow, Ari Fliakos, Dion Graham, January LaVoy, Jennifer Lim, Euan Morton, Robert Petkoff, Rebecca Soler & Marc Thompson
Length: 5 hours 50 minutes

Brought to life by Academy Award®-winning actor F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast of narrators, and featuring original music by Michael Bacon, this collection contains Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairy tales, as well as a selection of lesser-known favorites.
 
Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore and fairy... Read more »

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Cinderella Liberator

By Rebecca Solnit
Narrated by: Rebecca Solnit
Length: 40 minutes

In her debut children's book, Rebecca Solnit reimagines a classic fairy tale with a fresh, feminist Cinderella and new plot twists that will inspire young listeners to change the world.

In this modern twist on the classic story, Cinderella, who would rather just be Ella, meets her fairy godmother, goes to a ball, and makes friends with a... Read more »

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Aesop's Fables

By Aesop
Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
Length: 4 hours 26 minutes

Among the oldest stories of human civilization, Aesop's fables are a collection of extended proverbs with moral messages attributed to the Greek slave Aesop, who lived in the fifth century B.C. Children will delight in these basic human truths represented by talking animals and plants, and adults will marvel at the plainspoken language of these...

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The Jungle Book

By Rudyard Kipling
Narrated by: Meredith Hughes
Length: 5 hours 24 minutes

Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar nominated song "The Bare Necessities" – one of the most recognizable tunes of all time? The adventures of the young boy, Mowgli, raised by wolves in an Indian jungle, have been praised since their publication and... Read more »

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