The Tale of Grandfather Mole


Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

(3.9 stars; 8 reviews)

Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 – 1949) was the author of more than forty children's books. Bailey's writing has been described thusly by the Newark Evening News: "Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator's approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never 'write down' to children and frequently used words beyond the average juvenile vocabulary, believing that youngsters respond to the stimulus of the unfamiliar." (2 hr 2 min)

Chapters

01 – A Queer Old Person 4:19 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
02 – What The Cat Caught 4:49 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
03 – A Breakfast Lost 4:26 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
04 – A New Way Of Taking A Stroll 4:10 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
05 – Jimmy Rabbit Can’t Wait 4:50 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
06 – A Hearty Eater 5:16 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
07 – Two Worm-Eaters 4:56 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
08 – Losing His Bearings 4:22 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
09 – Good News From Below 4:49 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
10 – Mrs Robins Wish 4:10 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
11 – Surprising Grandfather Mole 5:10 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
12 – Mr. Blackbirds Advice 4:22 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
13 – Turning Over A New Leaf 4:59 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
14 – The New Sunshade 4:25 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
15 – Two And A Toadstool 5:26 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
16 – Grandfather Moles Visitor 6:18 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
17 – Mr Crow Scolds 4:53 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
18 – A Talk With Mr. Meadow Mouse 5:31 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
19 – Mr. Crows Apology 5:19 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
20 – A Sign Of Rain 5:17 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
21 – Mrs. Wren Tries To Help 5:33 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
22 – Two Famous Diggers 4:49 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
23 – Seeing A Sample 5:01 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
24 – Following The Plough 4:15 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
25 – Stubborn As Ever 4:43 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Reviews

Cute

(3 stars)

A collection of short animal stories for young children. I find the narrator difficult to listen to during the day, but perfect for the middle of the night when I need to sleep.