Through Fairy Halls of My Bookhouse


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(1.8 stars; 3 reviews)

Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the third volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes. (Summary by Maria Therese) (13 hr 36 min)

Chapters

The Assembling of the Fays 1:26 Read by Oxenhandler
The Story of Fairyfoot 19:23 Read by Jana Ross
Lullaby for Titania 1:16 Read by Charlotte Duckett
The Sleeping Beauty 11:29 Read by kandice stehlik
Song on May Morning 1:01 Read by Amy Gramour
Mr. Moon 3:05 Read by Oxenhandler
Prince Harweda and the Magic Prison 20:22 Read by Jeffrey McCamish
Hie Away, Hie Away 1:41 Read by Oxenhandler
Hansel and Gretel 12:17 Read by kandice stehlik
The Princess on the Glass Hill 21:47 Read by mlcui
The Pert Fire Engine 9:06 Read by ashleighjane
The Marvelous Pot 10:11 Read by Oxenhandler
Daniel O'Rourke 14:17 Read by Oxenhandler
Her Dairy 1:11 Read by Oxenhandler
The Wise Men of Gotham 6:09 Read by kandice stehlik
Wild Flowers 0:55 Read by Emily Jones
Where Sarah Jane's Doll Went 19:05 Read by kandice stehlik
In the Lane 0:59 Read by Jill Engle
Kids 1:59 Read by Jill Engle
A Credit to the School 13:53 Read by kandice stehlik
A Boy's Song 1:38 Read by Oxenhandler
The Luck Boy of Toy Valley 11:05 Read by kandice stehlik
The Duty that was Not Paid 10:48 Read by kandice stehlik
The Story of a Beaver 11:40 Read by kandice stehlik
Robert of Lincoln 1:22 Read by Snapdragon
Music Loving Bears 4:19 Read by Annette McGuinness
The Dance of the Forest People 6:52 Read by TriciaG
Little Nell and Mrs. Jarley's Wax Works 19:27 Read by Jill Engle
The Shaking of the Pear Tree 3:13 Read by Snapdragon
The Twelve Months: A Bohemian Fairy Tale 13:20 Read by Joe Becker
Our Winter 1:04 Read by Snapdragon
The Three Wishes: A Spanish Fairy Tale 6:18 Read by Carmen Stewart
White Horses 1:33 Read by Snapdragon
Why the Sea is Salt: A Norse Folk Tale 7:48 Read by Jana Ross
The Sea Shell 1:09 Read by Snapdragon
The Strong Boy: A Canadian Fairy Tale 13:54 Read by Lorelei
The Ogre that Played Jackstraws 6:20 Read by nomorejeffs
A Song from 'The Flowers of Old Japan' 1:32 Read by mlcui
A Moon-Maiden: A Japanese Fairy Tale 6:27 Read by mlcui
The Village Fair 2:13 Read by Jill Engle
The Good Comrades of the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale 11:12 Read by Matthew Scott
Pigling and Her Proud Sister: A Korean Cinderella Tale 8:13 Read by Jill Engle
A Tragic Story 1:37 Read by Jill Engle
Aruman, A Hero of Java 18:22 Read by bedwere
A Malayan Monkey Song 1:41 Read by mhartfeldt
The Fisherman Who Caught the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend 7:09 Read by mhartfeldt
A Tropical Morning at Sea 1:25 Read by Snapdragon
My Nicaragua 1:36 Read by Grace
How Night Came: A Brazilian Fairy Tale 10:16 Read by bedwere
The Twilight 0:58 Read by Snapdragon
The Man Who Loved Hai Quai: An Indian Tale of Mt. Tacoma 8:35 Read by J.J. Wazman
The Adventures of Yehl and the Beaming Maiden: An Alaskan Legend 12:10 Read by deongines
Afar in the Desert 2:32 Read by Snapdragon
The Lost Spear: A South African Tale 15:25 Read by Snapdragon
Fairy Forests 1:05 Read by Snapdragon
How Brer Rabbit Met Brer Tar-Baby 13:15 Read by nbvoices
Melilot 20:51 Read by bedwere
The Fog 0:52 Read by Snapdragon
The Ragged Pedlar 10:52 Read by nbvoices
The Pedlar's Song 0:44 Read by Amy Gramour
David and Goliath 9:14 Read by kandice stehlik
Rhodopis and Her Little Gilded Sandals: The First Cinderella Story 7:28 Read by Jana Ross
A Day 1:20 Read by kandice stehlik
Phaeton a Greek Myth 13:07 Read by DJRickyV
The Cloud 1:17 Read by Snapdragon
The Golden Touch 32:39 Read by Oxenhandler
The Humming Bird 0:49 Read by Grace
The Acorn and the Pumpkin 2:03 Read by Grace
The Golden Bird: A German Fairy Tale 18:55 Read by TriciaG
The Bells 1:09 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
The Snow Queen 45:11 Read by mlcui
Prince Cherry 22:39 Read by mlcui
Gigi and the Magic Ring: An Italian Fairy Tale 21:56 Read by mlcui
The Month of March: An Italian Fairy Tale 11:21 Read by bedwere
March 1:12 Read by Jana Ross
Columbine and Her Playfellows of the Italian Pantomime 16:46 Read by bedwere
The Six Swans: A German Fairy Tale 10:11 Read by Lorelei
The Two Bad Bargains: A Serbian Tale\ 9:52 Read by Kakkarot211
How the Waterfall Came to the Thirsting Mountain: A Roumanian Fairy Tale 15:34 Read by bedwere
The Cataract of Lodore 1:18 Read by Grace
Through the Mouse Hole: A Czech Fairy Tale 20:12 Read by rookieblue
April 1:10 Read by kandice stehlik
Tudur Ap Einion: A Welsh Fairy Tale 7:43 Read by J.J. Wazman
East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon: A Norse Folk Tale 18:40 Read by mlcui
The Boy and the Elf 26:36 Read by mlcui
Little Diamond and the North Wind 28:56 Read by kandice stehlik
The Renowned and World-Famous Adventures of Punch and Judy 17:01 Read by ToddHW

Reviews

Mixed bag, in many ways

(3.5 stars)

This book is a pretty haphazard affair. The only theme that seems to carry through to the end is that most of the entries are quite short. Then again, a few are rather long. [P] The best of the book is the collection of international folk and fairy tales. The editor has brought together tales not just from Europe, but from almost every continent (I’m pretty sure Antarctica was skipped.) [P] Less compelling, to my mind, are the rest of the pieces. There are some weighty names, to be sure: Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, etc. From these authors we get little snippets of books and poems- quality stuff, but with wildly variant tones from the fairy tales. Interspersed in the mix are bits of doggerel and common fluff. Just a couple of nonfiction bits are added for further confusion. [P] The book may well be simply a stroll through the editor’s bookcase (“bookhouse”?) which may explain the schizophrenic selection, but what is up with this title?!

Bad readers

(1 stars)

Most too fast, some too choppy, poor speakers