Mother Stories


Read by Greg Giordano

(4.5 stars; 10 reviews)

"I have endeavored to write, for mothers and dear little children, a few simple stories, embodying some of the truths of Froebel's Mother Play...Most of these stories have been told and retold to little children, and are surrounded, in my eyes, by a halo of listening faces" from the Preface to Mother Stories by Maud Lindsay (Summary by Greg Giordano) (2 hr 21 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:09 Read by Greg Giordano
The Wind's Work 6:13 Read by Greg Giordano
Mrs. Tabby Gray 4:48 Read by Greg Giordano
Fleet Wind and Sweet Voice 7:45 Read by Greg Giordano
The Little Girl with the Light 7:35 Read by Greg Giordano
The Little Gray Pony 6:26 Read by Greg Giordano
How the Home was Built 7:24 Read by Greg Giordano
The Little Traveler 7:29 Read by Greg Giordano
The Open Gate 7:18 Read by Greg Giordano
Inside the Garden Gate 20:40 Read by Greg Giordano
The Journey 7:25 Read by Greg Giordano
The Giant Energy & The Fairy Skill 8:47 Read by Greg Giordano
The Search for a Good Child 12:13 Read by Greg Giordano
The Closing Door 6:16 Read by Greg Giordano
The Minstrel's Song 6:50 Read by Greg Giordano
Dust Under the Rug 8:23 Read by Greg Giordano
The Story of Gretchen 7:47 Read by Greg Giordano
The King's Birthday 6:02 Read by Greg Giordano

Reviews

Good stories for young children


(3 stars)

There was a great variety of stories in this little book for young children. I enjoyed them, although admittedly I listened to most of them at 3am, so the details are foggy. Many thanks to the narrator for his smooth reading, and contribution to my sleep. As is common in the book's era of writing, most of the stories involved good children and a moral. However, I thought the author was very clever in her presentation. Rather than pushing the moral onto the young reader, she began each story with a motto for the mother. This enabled her to demonstrate the moral of the story, without spoiling the story itself. I would give most of the stories three stars, but I would give one, The Closed Door, five stars. Mind you, I doubt a young reader would rate it so highly, but as a parent it really made me think.