Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories


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(4 stars; 2 reviews)

Since this series of books is intended for all young people from one to one hundred, it opens with about eighty of the old MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES. Nothing better was ever invented to tell to little folks who are young enough for lullabies. Their rhythm, their humor, and thei pith will always cause us to prize them as the Babies' Classics. Editors: Hamilton Wright Mabie, Edward Everett Hale, William Byron Forbush.(Gutenberg Text) (19 hr 56 min)

Chapters

General Introduction and Introduction 11:31 Read by Cori Samuel
Nursery Rhymes 39:38 Read by Ruth Golding
The Three Bears 9:26 Read by Ruth Golding
Cinderella 10:01 Read by Christine Blachford
The Three Brothers 3:12 Read by Christine Blachford
The Wren and the Bear 4:45 Read by Christine Blachford
Chicken-Licken 3:40 Read by Christine Blachford
The Fox and the Cat 2:25 Read by Clarica
The Rats and their Son-in-Law 5:19 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Mouse and the Sausage 2:30 Read by Clarica
Johnny and the Golden Goose 11:39 Read by Ralph Snelson
Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse 6:57 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Teeny Tiny 3:58 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Spider and the Flea 4:51 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Little Shepherd Boy 3:27 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Three Spinners 7:43 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership 6:27 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Sweet Soup 2:13 Read by Clarica
The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean 3:59 Read by Shurtagal
Why the Bear Has a Stumpy Tail 1:55 Read by Clarica
The Three Little Pigs 9:31 Read by Ruth Golding
The Three Children 1:03 Read by Clarica
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat 1:57 Read by ink tree
Kindness to Animals 1:19 Read by T. Wellington
How Doth the Little Busy Bee 1:20 Read by ink tree
Suppose 2:08 Read by Ralph Snelson
Twinkle, Twinkle 1:36 Read by Clarica
Pretty Cow 1:13 Read by T. Wellington
The Three Little Kittens 2:19 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Land of Counterpane 1:22 Read by T. Wellington
There was a Little Girl 1:22 Read by Clarica
The Boy who never Told a Lie 1:22 Read by T. Wellington
Foreign Children 1:17 Read by Varra Unreal
The Unseen Playmate 1:45 Read by Clarica
I saw Three Ships 2:10 Read by Megan Kunkel
A Was an Ant 5:36 Read by Clarica
The Table and the Chair 1:52 Read by Varra Unreal
Precocious Piggy 2:12 Read by Ralph Snelson
A Boy's Song 1:43 Read by T. Wellington
Buttercups and Daisies 1:46 Read by Clarica
The Violet 1:17 Read by T. Wellington
If ever I See 1:19 Read by Clarica
The Little Land 3:17 Read by Ralph Snelson
A Lobster Quadrille 1:45 Read by ink tree
Where Go the Boats 1:09 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Wind and the Moon 2:59 Read by ChrisC
Where are you Going my Pretty Maid 0:54 Read by Megan Kunkel
The Lost Doll 1:23 Read by Rachel Lintern
Foreign Lands 1:19 Read by Rachel Lintern
Bed in Summer 1:05 Read by Rachel Lintern
Try Again 1:19 Read by Rachel Lintern
A Good Play 1:07 Read by Rachel Lintern
Good Night and Good Morning 1:59 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Wind 1:19 Read by Varra Unreal
The Spider and the Fly 3:57 Read by Clarica
Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite 1:28 Read by Ralph Snelson
Child's Evening Hymn 1:40 Read by T. Wellington
Hansel and Gretel 16:41 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Fair Catherine and Pif-Paf Poltrie 3:23 Read by Clarica
The Wolf and the Fox 4:20 Read by Shurtagal
Discreet Hans 7:15 Read by Ralph Snelson
Puss in Boots 15:21 Read by Ruth Golding
The Elves and the Shoemaker 4:56 Read by Ruth Golding
Hans in Luck 11:54 Read by Ralph Snelson
Master of All Masters 2:31 Read by Clarica
Belling the Cat 2:45 Read by Shurtagal
Little Red Riding-Hood 8:59 Read by Jennifer Stearns
The Nail 1:45 Read by Christine Blachford
Jack and the Beanstalk 9:00 Read by Christine Blachford
How to Tell a True Princess 2:11 Read by Christine Blachford
The Sleeping Beauty 13:20 Read by Christine Blachford
The Man in the Moon 2:42 Read by Matt Bohnhoff
Sage Counsel 1:33 Read by Ralph Snelson
Limericks 1:56 Read by Matt Bohnhoff
More Limericks 1:23 Read by T. Wellington
The Dead Doll 3:34 Read by Alana Jordan
Little Things 1:15 Read by T. Wellington
The Golden Rule 0:47 Read by Ralph Snelson
Do the Best You Can 0:45 Read by Annise
The Voice of Spring 1:28 Read by Annise
The Lark and the Rook 1:51 Read by David Lawrence
Thanksgiving Day 1:32 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Magpie's Nest 1:15 Read by Annoying Twit
The Fairies of Caldon Low 5:25 Read by AmyAG
The Land of Story Books 1:53 Read by Padraig O'hIceadha
A Visit From St. Nicholas 3:54 Read by ChrisC
Little Orphant Annie 2:56 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Chatterbox 1:38 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Voice of Spring 2:23 Read by Ruth Golding
The History Lesson 1:31 Read by Ralph Snelson
Song of Life 2:14 Read by Carolyn Frances
The Good Time Coming 3:11 Read by Ralph Snelson
Windy Nights 0:57 Read by Varra Unreal
The Wonderful World 1:53 Read by Carolyn Frances
Hark! Hark! The Lark 1:02 Read by ChrisC
Jog On, Jog On 0:51 Read by ChrisC
Sweet Story of Old 1:49 Read by ChrisC
My Shadow 1:43 Read by ChrisC
By Cool Siloam's Shady Rill 1:41 Read by ChrisC
The Wind in a Frolic 3:27 Read by ChrisC
The Graves of a Household 2:14 Read by ChrisC
We Are Seven 3:36 Read by ChrisC
The Better Land 2:08 Read by ChrisC
The Juvenile Orator 1:55 Read by ChrisC
The Fox and the Crow 2:39 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Use of Flowers 2:32 Read by AmyAG
Contented John 2:02 Read by David Lawrence
The Old Man's Comforts, and How He Gained Them 1:59 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Frost 1:52 Read by Alex Buie
The Battle of Blenheim 2:37 Read by Alex Buie
The Chameleon 3:41 Read by Anna Roberts
The Blackberry Girl 3:14 Read by Anna Roberts
Mabel on Midsummer Day 7:31 Read by Anna Roberts
Llewellyn and his Dog 3:25 Read by Anna Roberts
The Snowbird's Song 1:27 Read by Anna Roberts
For A' That and A' That 2:26 Read by ChrisC
The Goose that Laid Golden Eggs 1:11 Read by Matt Bohnhoff
The Boys and the Frogs 0:51 Read by Joe Pilsbury
The Lion and the Mouse 0:02 Read by Joe Pilsbury
The Fox and the Grapes 0:47 Read by Varra Unreal
The Frog and the Ox 1:28 Read by Joe Pilsbury
The Cat, the Monkey, and the Chestnuts 1:29 Read by Joe Pilsbury
The Country Maid and Her Milkpail 1:45 Read by Clarica
The Ass in the Lion's Skin 1:03 Read by Joe Pilsbury
The Tortoise and the Hare 1:26 Read by Clarica
The Vain Jackdaw 1:31 Read by Joe Pilsbury
The Fox Without a Tail 2:24 Read by Joe Pilsbury
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing 1:27 Read by Clarica
The Crow and the Pitcher 1:22 Read by Matt Bohnhoff
The Man, his Son, and his Ass 1:49 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Camel and the Pig 2:11 Read by Clarica
The Man and his Piece of Cloth 1:34 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Sea, the Fox, and the Wolf 1:57 Read by Clarica
The Birds and the Lime 1:25 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Raven and the Cattle 1:19 Read by Ralph Snelson
Tinsel and Lightning 1:21 Read by Clarica
The Ass and the Watchdog 1:55 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Lark and its Young Ones 1:45 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Two Gems 1:12 Read by Clarica
The Hardy Tin Soldier 9:18 Read by suzanne
The Fir Tree 20:50 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Darning-Needle 8:02 Read by Ralph Snelson
Thumbelina 21:21 Read by ink tree
The Tinder-Box 25:51 Read by Padraig O'hIceadha
Boots and his Brothers 12:52 Read by Rhonda Federman
The Husband who was to Mind the House 5:49 Read by ChrisC
Buttercup 9:44 Read by Joana
Seven at One Blow 18:25 Read by Ruth Golding
One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes 17:50 Read by priscilla hewitt
The Musicians of Bremen 9:05 Read by ChrisC
The Fisherman and his Wife 19:38 Read by Kim Jansen
Little Snow-White 19:14 Read by Kim Jansen
The Goose Girl 10:47 Read by Kim Jansen
The Golden Bird 19:36 Read by M.C.Y.
Beauty and the Beast 17:54 Read by ink tree
The White Cat 13:03 Read by Annoying Twit
The Story of Pretty Goldilocks 13:31 Read by M.C.Y.
Toads and Diamonds 5:05 Read by Kenn Nesbitt
The History of Tom-Thumb 18:23 Read by Ralph Snelson
Jack the Giant Killer 27:58 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Three Sillies 8:57 Read by ChrisC
King O'Toole and his Goose 8:15 Read by Johnnycake
The Haughty Princess 7:37 Read by Julie VW
Jack and his Master 15:56 Read by Ralph Snelson
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary 13:37 Read by Ralph Snelson
Connla of the Golden Hair and the Fairy Maiden 8:48 Read by Annoying Twit
Pinocchio's Adventures in Wonderland 55:54 Read by c12h22o11
The Story of the Man who did not wish to Die 17:38 Read by M.C.Y.
The Accomplished and Lucky Teakettle 4:16 Read by Cori Samuel
The Tongue-cut Sparrow 3:29 Read by Annoying Twit
Battle of the Monkey and the Crab 3:22 Read by Annoying Twit
Momotaro, or Little Peachling 4:11 Read by M.C.Y.
Uraschina Taro and the Turtle 7:55 Read by M.C.Y.
The Son of Seven Queens 21:21 Read by RogerA
Who Killed the Otter's Babies 6:01 Read by Jennifer Stearns
The Alligator and the Jackal 12:30 Read by Rhonda Federman
The Farmer and the Money Lender 6:40 Read by Rhonda Federman
Tit for Tat 3:35 Read by Ralph Snelson
Singh Rajah and the Cunning Little Jackals 5:31 Read by Ralph Snelson
The White Stone Canoe 9:47 Read by Rhonda Federman
The Maiden who Loved a Fish 7:07 Read by priscilla hewitt
The Star Wife 14:09 Read by Annoying Twit
The Story of Caliph Stork 12:45 Read by suzanne
Persevere and Prosper 3:28 Read by Annoying Twit
The Most Frugal of Men 3:47 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Moon-Cake 1:55 Read by Clarica
The Ladle that Fell from the Moon 6:15 Read by c12h22o11
The Young Head of the Family 8:46 Read by Niamh
A Dreadful Boar 5:36 Read by Niamh
King Kojata 13:39 Read by suzanne
The Story of King Frost 5:31 Read by Johnnycake
Tell Us a Tale 1:42 Read by Clarica
Little Red Hen 2:30 Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
In Search of a Baby 5:40 Read by Annoying Twit
Jock and I and the Others 3:46 Read by Annoying Twit
Dolly Dimple 4:20 Read by Padraig O'hIceadha
The Tale of Peter Rabbit 8:25 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass 3:53 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Visit to Santa Claus Land 9:07 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Greedy Brownie 6:32 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Fairies' Passage 6:12 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The World 1:09 Read by Varra Unreal
White Magic 1:26 Read by manuvox
The Brownies 17:44 Read by AmyAG
The Story of Peter Pan 5:01 Read by Julie VW
Sir Lark and King Sun 4:09 Read by AmyAG
The Imps in the Heavenly Meadow 6:20 Read by Jennifer Stearns
The Birthday Honors of the Fairy Queen 13:28 Read by Joseph Finkberg

Reviews

Great, but not practical to listen to with the heading interruptions

(0 stars)

I love all these old tales for my children, unfortunately, it's not practical to listen to with it stopping so often to go through the librivox headings. I wish they had a version that read through without all the interruptions. It's not as much of a distraction when chapters are longer, but in this and "Poems Every Child Should Know", it's constant.

Childhood stories

(3 stars)

Were read to me and my siblings by our Mothers and of course bring back so many nice memories. Unfortunately some of your readers read in a monotone and need to work on modulation.