The Gate of the Giant Scissors

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(4.9 stars; 22 reviews)

This is the story of Joyce, an American girl who has been sent abroad to France to study, and of her adventures in France, - the wonderful house with the gate of The Giant Scissors, Jules, her little playmate, Sister Denis, the cruel Brossard, and her dear Aunt Kate. (Summary from an original 1898 copy of book.) (3 hr 0 min)


01 - In the Pear-Tree 13:13 Read by Maria Therese
02 - A New Fairy Tale 20:55 Read by Jessamy Gloor
03 - Behind the Great Gate 18:13 Read by Jen Jordan
04 - A Letter and a Meeting 14:06 Read by Carrie Heyes
05 - A Thanksgiving Barbecue 18:12 Read by Kalynda
06 - Joyce Plays Ghost 23:40 Read by Sandra Estenson
07 - Old "Number Thirty-One" 21:21 Read by Sandra Estenson
08 - Christmas Plans and An Accident 17:26 Read by Sandra Estenson
09 - A Great Discovery 17:27 Read by Amy Gramour
10 - Christmas 16:17 Read by Sandra Estenson


Delightful story

(5 stars)

I was sorry to come to the end of this. It was very enjoyable. All the readers did a great job and were easy to understand. I wanted to hear a nice story that included Christmas in it and this was beautiful!

Nice story well read

(5 stars)

Story is nice, encompasing several holidays. All readers did an admiral job.

(5 stars)

This story ended too soon. I loved it. I love this author!!


(5 stars)

A book to enjoy. Good readers.