The Princess Pourquoi

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Margaret P. Sherwood

Once upon a time, a princess was born, and a fairy cursed her with a mind: "She is a woman-child, and yet she shall think. She shall be…

Fables of Aesop and Others

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The origins of these fables are perhaps lost in obscurity, but they are so closely identified with the Greek writer Aesop, that we may regar…

Pérolas E Diamantes - Contos Infantis

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

Publicado em 1908. Contos coligidos e traduzidos dos Irmãos Grimm, por Henrique Marques Júnior. O violino maravilhoso, Jo&atil…

Fairy Tales and Stories

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Hans Christian Andersen

This is a collection of fairy tales and stories by Hans Christian Andersen, selected and read by students from Hunter College High School. E…


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As Shirley Temple once famously cried (quoting Frances H Burnett), 'Every girl is a princess!', so here are 15 public domain princess storie…

Tristram and Iseult & Sohrab and Rustum

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Matthew Arnold

Tristam & Iseult is a narrative poem containing strong romantic and tragic themes: and was first published in 1852 by Matthew Arnold. Th…

A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys (version 2)

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

THE author has long been of opinion that many of the classical myths were capable of being rendered into very capital reading for children. …

Favorite Fairy Tales Retold

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Julia Darrow Cowles

In this volume, Ms. Cowles has collected her favourite fairy tales and retold them for children. All of the most famous authors are represen…

The Stone Axe Of Burkamukk

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Mary Grant Bruce

Mary Grant Bruce was an Australian children's writer who spent one year collecting Aboriginal stories in Gippsland - a part of Victoria whic…

The Ballad of the White Horse (Version 3)

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G. K. Chesterton

This epic poem is about Alfred the Great's defense of Christian England against the pagan Viking invaders. The decisive battle is fought in…

What Happened Then Stories

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Ruth O. Dyer

Have you ever wondered what happens after the story ended? Ruth O. Dyer answers that question using some of the best loved children stories…

Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 06

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You get to choose what you want to read! (All recordings in English]) So long as the source is Public Domain for you, any short story or cha…

Cocoa Break Collection, Vol. 01

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Following in the vein of my Coffee-Break collections, this is a collection of short (all under 15 minutes) stories for kids. Focus is on fab…

The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed

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Cenydd Morus

Cenydd Morus's (Kenneth Morris) imaginative retelling of tales from the Mabinogion, the great work of Welsh literature first recorded in the…

Grotesques and Fantasies

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Israel Zangwill

A set of often funny, sometimes tragic stories by Israel Zangwill. Most famous for his scathingly accurate portrayals of the Jewish ghetto, …

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Version 3 Dramatic Reading)

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L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum takes us through the adventures of Santa Claus beginning with his adoption as an infant by Necile the nymph. As a youth, Clau…

The National Nursery Book

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"The Publishers offer in this little volume of well known and long loved stories to their young readers. The tales which have delighted…

The Tales of Mother Goose

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Charles Perrault

These stories were the original ones collected by Charles Perrault and published in French in 1696. You may have heard of some of them and …

Uncle Wiggily's Story Book

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Howard R. Garis

Dear Children: This is a quite different book from any others you may have read about me. In this volume I have some adventures with real…

Melor of the Silver Hand; and Other Stories of the Bright Ages

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David Bearne

This is a collection of fairy tales by Rev. David Bearne. The stories take place in the "Bright Ages" as opposed to the more commo…

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