Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

Read by David Wales

(4.7 stars; 20 reviews)

Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy" William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. (Reader’s Note for story 3: A pony engine is a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another.) (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales) (2 hr 5 min)


Christmas Every Day 21:19 Read by David Wales
Turkeys Turning the Tables 21:39 Read by David Wales
The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express 19:07 Read by David Wales
The Pumpkin-Glory 31:05 Read by David Wales
Butterflyflutterby and Flutterbybutterfly 31:51 Read by David Wales


Cute and cuddly- not brilliant

(3.5 stars)

Not great stories, but rather a bit rambling and silly. Charmingly presented as tales told to family children, complete with their input and critical comments.

Excellent story!

(5 stars)

Sweet stories and David is an excellent reader. Thanks for making these available in such a high quality format.

Another book of stories I have not heard before !

(4 stars)

More I never heard as a child.