Christmas Holidays at Merryvale

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

(4.6 stars; 84 reviews)

“Toad” Brown, his brother, and their friends have a jolly time at the Christmas holidays. They daydream at a toy shop window, chop down a Christmas tree, have a grand snowball fight, and plan a surprise for a friend in this charming tale of early 20th century small-town life. This short book is perfect for younger readers and listeners. Read along and see the charming illustrations at Project Gutenberg. (Summary by Kara) (0 hr 34 min)


01 Toad's Wish 3:45 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
02 The Snow Fight 2:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
03 The Victory 4:21 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
04 Chuck's Rude Awakening 4:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
05 The Adventure in the Snow 4:11 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
06 Toad's Unselfishness 3:30 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
07 The Boys Plan a Surprise 3:30 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
08 What Mike Found 4:10 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
09 Christmas Morning 4:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)


wonderful 🎄

(4.5 stars)

Alice Hale Burnett is a wonderful writer, this is my 2nd book I have listened to, and I love it 🥰 ,thank you for writing this book Alice ❤️😊🙂 .I love 💕 her books .looking forward to listening to another wonderful book of hers .🌸💕🙂😊❤️😄😎😀😇😭

Great Fun

(5 stars)

While this book may be billed as perfect for the young listener, it is also a great listen for us older folks who are still "young at heart." Listening brings back the nostalgia of the carefree days of youth. Kara Shallenberg is an excellent narrator.

Excellent narration, Sweet little story! I’ll be finding more from this autho…

(5 stars)

A story of a selfless act of Christmas. Beautiful and probably geared to pre-teens, but I throughly enjoyed it as an adult!


(5 stars)

Short and delightful. thanks to the great reader for being a part of our Christmas this year 2018

A tale for boys

(4.5 stars)

Kara always does a wonderful job. The story is full of boyish fun.


(5 stars)

a fun, quick listen as we rested after putting up the Christmas decorations.

love it

(5 stars)

love this every year with the family

(5 stars)

I liked it. Short but sweet.