Good Stories for Great Birthdays

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"Here are over 200 stories celebrating 23 great birthdays of patriot-founders and upbuilders of the Republics of both North and South America. In the stories are more than 75 historical characters, men, women, and children. The arrangement follows the school-year, beginning in October with Columbus." The stories included are to be read by or to children as an introduction to the biographies of many fascinating and important Americans. - Summary by From the Preface and by Lynne Thompson (10 hr 14 min)


Foreward 12:15 Read by brianna
October 12 Columbus and Discoverer's Day 45:31 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
October 14 William Penn, The Founder of Pennsylvania 17:37 Read by Lynne T
October 27 Theodore Roosevelt, America's Hero: The Square Deal, Theodore Roose… 37:46 Read by Dusty Brailsford
October 30 John Adams, The Son of Liberty 24:52 Read by Lynne T
November 15 William Pitt, Defender of America 18:35 Read by Lynne T
December 2 Dom Pedro the Second, the Magnanimus, the Best Republican in Brazil 26:00 Read by brianna
December 20 William Bradford, and the Landing of the Pilgrims 28:09 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
January 7 General Israel Putnam, 'Old Put' 12:45 Read by Lynne T
January 11 Alexander Hamilton, Defender of the Constitution 9:59 Read by BettyB
January 17 Benjamin Franklin, the American Socrates 11:17 Read by BettyB
February 12 Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator 17:28 Read by BettyB
February 22 George Washington, The Father of his Country Part 1 29:20 Read by Sarah Jump
February 22 George Washington, The Father of his Country Part 2 36:02 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
February 25 Jose de San Martin of Argentina, The Protector Part 1 31:47 Read by mparker
February 25 Jose de San Martin of Argentina, The Protector Part 2 31:34 Read by mparker
March 15 Andrew Jackson, Old Hickory 35:30 Read by Bill Mosley
April 13 Thomas Jefferson, The Framer of the Declaration of Independence 13:24 Read by BettyB
May 29 Patrick Henry, The Orator of the War for Independence 9:31 Read by BettyB
June 9 Francisco de Miranda of Venezuela, the Flaming Son of Liberty 29:21 Read by Natasha Fisher
June 23-24 Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence 9:55 Read by Janis Hopkins Salmon
July 6 John Paul Jones, America's Immortal Sea-Fighter 17:03 Read by Janis Hopkins Salmon
July 24 Simon Bolivar of Venezuela, the Liberator 27:05 Read by Natasha Fisher
August 20 Bernardo O'Higgins, First Soldier, First Citizen of Chile 21:26 Read by Siobhan McAlpin
September 6 The Marquis de Lafayette, the Friend of America 17:23 Read by BettyB
September 24 John Marshall, the Expounder of the Constitution 42:32 Read by Beau Wood