The Wonder Garden


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(5 stars; 3 reviews)

"Here are 150 nature myths and short stories from all parts of the World. They are the kind that children delight in -- tales of transformations of maidens into trees and fountains, of youths into flowers, and of men into birds. Blossoms, fragrance, and joy are the themes of many of these tales, while a few a tender, pathetic, or humorous." (From the Foreword of the book.) - Summary by Frances Jenkins Olcott (10 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Foreword 5:55 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
THE WONDER GARDEN: The Garden of Delight; To the Children 2:58 Read by April6090
ALONG THE FLOWERY WONDER PATH: Fariy Blooms; The Sweet-peas' Wings; How Marigol… 6:33 Read by J. Ryan Scarbrough
The Little Nymph who Loved Bright Colors 5:17 Read by J. Ryan Scarbrough
Hyacinth 3:03 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Echo and Narcissus 9:06 Read by S.E. Ross
Clytie, the Heliotrope 2:05 Read by Caitlin S.
Pansy-boy 1:51 Read by Aly M
The Bad Poppy-seeds 2:37 Read by Aly M
The Mignonette Fairy 3:27 Read by Aly M
Legend of the Heart's Ease 1:40 Read by Elizabeth P.
The Dragon Sin 2:10 Read by Elizabeth P.
The Cup of Thanksgiving 1:46 Read by Elizabeth P.
The Beauty of the Lily 6:29 Read by Elizabeth P.
The Christmas Thorn of Glastonbury 4:34 Read by Elizabeth P.
Forget-me-not! 1:27 Read by projund
The Maiden of the White Camellias 6:00 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Princess Peony 4:12 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
The Chrysanthemum Children 3:28 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Maiden White and Maiden Yellow 3:47 Read by ysevechan
IN THE ROSE-BOWER WITH THE ROSE QUEEN: Queen Rose; Cupid in the Wild-rose Heart… 10:21 Read by Jenna Rose
Legend of the Anemone and the Rose 4:28 Read by Emma Charlotte
The Rose-tree Queen 4:37 Read by Emma Charlotte
The Blush-rose and the Sun 1:20 Read by Hannah Parrott
How Moss-roses Came 1:14 Read by Hannah Parrott
The Sultana of the Flowers 1:36 Read by S.E. Ross
King Suleyman and the Nightingale 1:52 Read by TJ Burns
The Nightingale and the Rose 4:39 Read by TJ Burns
WITH THE SOARING TALKING BIRDS: The Robin; Bird Calls 8:02 Read by Suzie
The Greedy Blackbird 3:06 Read by TJ Burns
The Spice Bird 2:43 Read by Denise D'Abramo
King Picus the Woodpecker 4:18 Read by Denise D'Abramo
The Magpie Maidens 8:12 Read by Owen Cook
The Boy that the Eagle Stole 2:40 Read by Owen Cook
The Robe of Feathers 4:14 Read by Jillian
Pan's Song 7:19 Read by Hannah Parrott
WHERE FLORA REIGNS THE QUEEN OF FLOWERS: Fair Flora's Flowers; Queen Flora's Gl… 3:45 Read by Hannah Parrott
Legend of the Frail Windflower 2:30 Read by Hannah Parrott
The Primrose Son 2:34 Read by Hannah Parrott
The Lilies White 2:42 Read by Hannah Parrott
The Cornflower Youth 2:28 Read by Jennifer Dallman
The Little Nymph who Rang the Bells 2:37 Read by Jennifer Dallman
The Marigold Arrows 1:59 Read by Jennifer Dallman
Fruit on the Rose-bush 3:04 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
PLUCKING MEADOW WONDER BLOSSOMS: The Trooping Flowers; Fairy Clothes; Legend of… 7:47 Read by Angi Bridges
The Wood-violet that was a Maiden 3:07 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
The Dandelion Fairies 1:26 Read by Shana Burns
The Story that the Buttercups Told 1:46 Read by Emma Charlotte
Little Princess White Chicory 2:41 Read by Franziska Paul
Why the Frogs Call the Buttercups 3:25 Read by TJ Burns
Little White Daisy 3:46 Read by Franziska Paul
Legend of the Goldenrod 2:12 Read by Angi Bridges
The Old Witch who was a Burr 4:03 Read by April6090
Fairy Cowslips 1:37 Read by AbbyJay
The Fox in Gloves 1:47 Read by Nemo
Pan's Lovely Maid 1:12 Read by AbbyJay
LISTENING TO THE MAGIC WATERS: Arethusa; The Stone that Shed Tears 4:11 Read by S.E. Ross
The Weeping Waters 3:04 Read by Franziska Paul
Arethusa 4:16 Read by Owen Cook
Little Hylas 3:56 Read by jamiekravitz
CATCHING INSECTS GREEN AND BLUE: How Endymion Made a Golden Butterfy; Chant of … 5:29 Read by AbbyJay
Prince Gloden Firefly 4:47 Read by TJ Burns
Prince Butterfly and Clover Blossom 5:59 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Anansi the Spider-man 9:53 Read by S.E. Ross
Ladybird! Ladybird! 2:22 Read by Aaron Grace
The Boy who Caught Flies 3:18 Read by Julia Mikheeva
Tithonus, the Grasshopper 2:42 Read by Julia Mikheeva
The Morning-glory Fan 4:42 Read by aniroo
WANDERING THROUGH THE ENCHANTED FOREST: Una and her Lion; The White Hare of Ina… 5:32 Read by Jillian
Story of the Tiger and the Man 6:24 Read by Brandy Morgan
Why Rabbits Have Yellow Hairs 2:51 Read by Angi Bridges
Why the Deer Have Antlers 2:24 Read by Angi Bridges
Why there are no Snakes in Ireland 2:53 Read by April6090
The Last of the Serpents 3:26 Read by April6090
GATHERING FRUITS STRANGE, RICH, AND RIPE: Song of the Hesperides; The Magic Str… 3:59 Read by BettyB
The Golden Strawberries 1:50 Read by BettyB
Why the Pomegranate Wears a Crown and Royal Robes 3:02 Read by BettyB
The Tantalizing Fruits 2:33 Read by BettyB
The Golden Apples of the Hesperides 5:10 Read by BettyB
The Apple of Discord 7:58 Read by BettyB
Idun and the Magic Apples 7:19 Read by BettyB
DIVING THROUGH THE GREEN SEA WAVES: The Pearl; Fairy Song;The Fisherboy Urashima 9:16 Read by Nemo
Prince Fireshine and Prince Firefade 8:43 Read by Nemo
Arion and the Dolphin 5:06 Read by TJ Burns
The Jewel Tears 5:31 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
The Fairy Swan Song 6:10 Read by Franziska Paul
ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND IN THE RAINBOW SKY: The Song of the Cloud; Why the Iri… 4:55 Read by Nemo
Flower of the rainbow 5:04 Read by Franziska Paul
The Boy whose Wings Fell off 3:36 Read by Patrick Saville
The Man in the Moon 1:51 Read by MamaEzrah
The Story of Jack and Jill 2:04 Read by Kelly Cash
The Sheep in the Pasture 1:54 Read by Larry Wilson
The Lazy Boys who became the Pleiades 1:58 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
The Maiden in the Moon 1:56 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
The Colours of the Rainbow 2:05 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
The Drop of the Water of Light 10:50 Read by Aaron Grace
The Halcyon Birds 5:59 Read by MamaEzrah
The Bag of Winds 7:32 Read by MamaEzrah
WITH FLASH O' FIRE AND GLINT O' GOLD: How the Cyclops made Æneas' Armour in Vul… 7:26 Read by Patrick Saville
Little White Rabbit 6:32 Read by Patrick Saville
The Wicked Fairies 6:09 Read by Patrick Saville
The Man who Brought Fire 5:07 Read by Patrick Saville
Why Unlucky Iron Kills 6:41 Read by Patrick Saville
WITH SNOW ELVES IN SNOW HILLS: The Snow Elves; Snow-blanche 7:24 Read by AbbyJay
The Snowball Hares 1:37 Read by AbbyJay
Why the Snow is White 1:55 Read by Nemo
How the First Snowdrop Came 1:31 Read by Larry Wilson
The Garden of Frost Flowers 10:00 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
SECRETS OF THE WHISPERING TREES: Song; Old-man-who-made-the-trees-to-blossom 4:18 Read by Blainej
The Daughter of the Laurel 2:49 Read by Blainej
White Flowering Almond 2:23 Read by Denise D'Abramo
Orpheus who Made the Trees to Dance 3:57 Read by Blainej
Erysichthon the Hungry 4:00 Read by Blainej
The Wind in the Pine 6:28 Read by Jillian
The Maple Leaf for ever! 4:16 Read by Blainej
Daphne 4:15 Read by Blainej
WITH MARVELLOUS FARM THINGS: The Green Plumes of Mondamin; The Proud Buckwheat 5:06 Read by Blainej
Father Mybrow and the Fairies 4:26 Read by Blainej
The Witch Cat 2:51 Read by April6090
Why Dogs Have Long Tongues 4:01 Read by Angi Bridges
Potato! Potato! 5:27 Read by Diane Alailima
The Duck-feather Man 3:30 Read by Diane Alailima
The Potato-choosing Boy 7:28 Read by Diane Alailima
The Turkey-given Corn 9:26 Read by Angi Bridges
The Pet Turkey whose Feelings were Hurt 8:33 Read by Angi Bridges
Peach Boy's Rice-cakes 7:12 Read by Larry Wilson
The Seven Corn Maidens 8:43 Read by Angi Bridges
Legend of the Corn 2:39 Read by Angi Bridges
The Ram with the Golden Fleece 9:21 Read by Jeepsterblue
The Enchanted Swine 11:05 Read by Larry Wilson
The Winged Horse 7:03 Read by Aaron Grace
The Snow-white Bull 6:19 Read by Foon
The Girl who Trod on a Loaf 9:27 Read by Jeepsterblue
ALL THE HAPPY WONDER MONTHS: The Four Sweet Months; The Four Seasons of the Yea… 5:28 Read by AbbyJay
The Old Woman who Met the Months 3:13 Read by April6090
The Reed that was a Maiden 4:11 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
The Reeds that Told a Secret 5:02 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
The Hundred-headed Daffodil 7:49 Read by April6090
Mariora Floriora 7:42 Read by Nemo
The Wooing of Pomona 6:40 Read by Owen Cook
The New Year 6:27 Read by April6090

Reviews

(5 stars)

wonderful collection of stories I couldn't stop listening and wish there were more. lots of good myths I hadn't heard before