Archive for the ‘Classics’ Category.
A Children’s Classic by Mark Twain.
The tale of wonderful collie who learns all that is important from her cultured mother. When moved to a lovely family a long way off, she has everything she could dream of. One night, a fire breaks out in the house…
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A story by the Brothers Grimm.
This Cat and Mouse partnership seems to be going well, until Mouse finds out that thier food reserve is all gone. An accusation returns this relationship to a more conventional one.
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The Just-so Story from Rudyard Kipling.
The leopard and the Ethiopian go off in search of their run-away food. They come across the jungle and learn to adapt to their new surroundings.
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A lovely Christmas Story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.
Jimmy Scarecrow is sad in the winter as he has nothing to keep him busy. But he hears jingle bells and a very nice old man offers him a job!
Audio Length 16:45
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A play by Joseph Jacobs.
It seems some friendships are never meant to be; as the Mouse and the Cat show here.
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A wonderful Just-So story by Rudyard Kipling.
The hedgehog and the tortoise have avoided being ‘lunch’ for the young jaguar as he just can’t tell which is which. Until now. They must learn each others skills if they are to further confuse him and avoid being eaten.
Audio Length 20:11
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Another sacred story from Rudyard Kipling about the beginnings of things.
In times when all animals were wild, the woman set about making them all tame, so that they could all work together. But the cat is having none of it.
Audio Length 33:57
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A wonderful classic for children from Oscar Wilde.
This statue is of the late Prince who was always happy. But now he sits outside the castle walls and sees hardship and suffering and it makes him sad. A sparrow takes shelter on him and they become friends, doing good deeds all over the town.
Audio Length 25:20
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The famous poem by Robert Browning.
Into the street the Piper stept, Smiling first a little smile,
As if he knew what magic slept. In his quiet pipe the while;
Audio Length 18:41
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A children’s story by Oscar Wilde.
Nobody knows better how remarkable this rocket is than the Remarkable Rocket himself. He considers the Prince very honoured to have him perform at the wedding. But being a sensitive soul, his tears dampen more than just the occassion and his ‘letting off’ is not quite what he expected.
Audio Length 31:14
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The wonderful classic from Oscar Wilde.
The Giant returns from abroad to find children playing in his garden, so he throws them out and locks the gate. But why, then, is he not happy? Why do the flowers not grow and the sun not shine? This Giant goes on a beautiful journey all in his back garden!
Continue reading ‘The Selfish Giant’ »