By various authors, a compilation
Read by David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman, and other cast members
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
Suggested Ages: 6 to 10
Table of Contents:
1. Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes
2. Selections From The Tales of Beatrix Potter
3. Beauty and the Beast – East of the Sun, West of the Moon
4. Cinderella, The Frog Prince and Rumplestiltskin
5. The Land of the Blue Flower
6. Racketty-Packetty House
8. The Reluctant Dragon
9. Paul Revere’s Ride and The Pied Piper of Hamelin
10. Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes
A collection of favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes set to children’s familiar music. Children love the stories that often repeat and will often learn and sing the songs like Farmer in the Dell with great gusto enjoying the fun of the experience to the utmost.
Selections From The Tales of Beatrix Potter
The tales of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter’s other anthropomorphic characters began as a series of illustrated letters to the 5-year-old son of her former nanny. The nanny suggested publishing the letters, and the stories became among the best selling children’s books of all time.
Beatrix Potter’s fantastic menagerie wear clothes, get into mischief and learn life lessons in this charming collection of classic stories. Join Peter Rabbit as he braves Mr. McGregor’s garden, Benjamin Bunny in his quest for lost shoes and a kindly tailor who is rewarded by the mice he rescued from his cat.
Alcazar revives all of this in their rendition of:
1. Jemimah Puddleduck
2. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggle-Wiggle
3. The Tailor of Gloucester
4. Mrs. Tittlemouse
5. Jeremy Fisher
6. Peter Rabbit
7. Tom Kitten
8. Benjamin Bunny
Beauty and the Beast – East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Two traditional and well loved fairy tales known to many generations of children. Presented in an entertaining and wonderfully appealing way with a full cast of characters performed by voice actors. Enjoy Beauty’s first introduction to the frightening Beast and his gentleness which engages her until she is finally so in love with him that magical things happen! And the unusual journey to East of the Sun and West of the Moon is an adventure with another surprise ending.
Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin and The Frog Prince
The traditional Fairy Tales with all the charm and fun of the familiar stories. Cinderella gets her Prince, Rumplestiltskin loses his prize, and the Frog Prince gets his princess. The beloved tales known for so many years and presented in an entertaining and wonderfully appealing way, with a full cast of characters, performed by voice actors.
The Land of the Blue Flower
An enchanting and mysterious tale of a far away land where a young king transforms his kingdom with a blue flower and some positive thinking. It is a story of love and the beauty of nature where the young king is taught by an old and sacred man what love means and how it can transform the world.
Now, this is a story about the doll family I liked, and the doll family I didn’t. When you read it you are to remember something I am going to tell you. This is it: If you think dolls never do anything you don’t see them do, you are very much mistaken. When people are not looking at them, they can do anything they choose. They can dance and sing and play on the piano and have all sorts of fun… but they can only move about and talk when people turn their backs and are not looking.
Fairies know this and often visit in all the dolls’ houses where they are welcome. They will not associate, though, with dolls who are not nice. If one is conceited or illtempered, one will never know a fairy as long as one lives.
Join in the fun of the characters and see what really happens when they are left to their own devices…and wonder at the wisdom of the fairy queen and revel in helping all of them to escape discovery by the nurse or the little girl who so mistreats them and wants to send them to the garbage heap…they live again with another mistress in a wonderful new world.
The gentle story of a Labrador puppy (Dollypogs) and her two pals (big old Jetset and little Snuggles) both orphaned but adopted by Dollypog’s loving Master, David Thorn. How they all came together and their adventures as a loving family. Very sweet and touching.
The Reluctant Dragon
The Reluctant Dragon is far more interested in writing and reading poetry than in belching fire to frighten and threaten the townspeople. He befriends a young villager and has a wonderful adventure facing St. George, the famous slayer of dragons, in a mock battle of ferocious, but harmless fun.
When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He’s always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales!
Paul Revere’s Ride and The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Old poems of exciting events for the children in all of us.
Paul Revere’s exciting midnight ride to warn all the neighbors in the countryside that the British were coming … one light if by land and two if by sea.
And The Pied Piper of Hamelin…got rid of the pesty hated rats, but when the villagers refused to pay for his services, the Pied Piper took matters into his own hands…and the villagers paid a very dear price, indeed, in the end.
Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving’s two most famous stories are combined here. One tells of Rip Van Winkle who escaped the dreadful life of a hen-pecked husband by magical means and the other of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman on their midnight ride. Experience the fright of poor Ichabod when assailed by the headless horseman and laugh at poor Rip who spends a lot of time sleeping to try to escape the headache of a nagging and ungrateful wife.