Since the book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson¿s Dairy was first published in 1983, Hairy Maclary and his friends have become firm favourites with children all over the world. Lynley Dodd¿s charming stories, written in bouncy rhyming verse, tell of the exuberant adventures of Hairy Maclary and his gang of canine friends, as well as the ¿blacker than black¿ Slinky Malinki and ¿mighty, magnificent¿ Scarface Claw. This 30th anniversary collection brings together Hairy Maclary¿s adventures into a single audiobook collection.
Since the book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson¿s Dairy was first published in 1983, Hairy Maclary and his friends have become firm favourites with children all over the world. Lynley Dodd¿s charming stories, written in bouncy rhyming verse, tell of the exuberant adventures of Hairy Maclary and his gang of canine friends, as well as the ¿blacker than black¿ Slinky Malinki and ¿mighty, magnificent¿ Scarface Claw. This 30th anniversary collection brings together the adventures of all Hairy Maclary's friends into a single audiobook collection.
Find out how the elephant got his trunk, the camel got his hump, the whale got his tiny throat, and more in these classic Kipling stories.
Prepare to laugh out loud with this collection of funny stories! (See detailed description to listen to sample.)
Finally available on audio, all five Olivia titles in one collection, gloriously read by Dame Edna Everage.Olivia Olivia...and the Missing Toy Olivia Forms a Band Olivia Saves the Circus Olivia Helps with Christmas Share in the antics and adventures of Olivia, everyone's favorite hyperactive piglet, as she spins tall tales about lion taming and tightrope walking, plays amateur detective, starts her own one-pig band, saves Santa from being cooked in the fireplace, and creates more than her fair share of havoc that will amuse and delight listeners of all ages.
The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton: Charles Dickens, like many Victorian writers, loved to write supernatural stories during the Christmas season. The most famous, of course, is A Christmas Carol, but there were many other such stories including, Number One Branch Line: The Signalman, The Trial for Murder, and The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton. This particular story has many parallels to A Christmas Carol but also has many unique feathers. The Story of the Bagman's Uncle: Although best known for such long novels as Our Mutual Friend and The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens also wrote many wonderful short stories with both a supernatural and a humorous twist. This is one of his best.
Bernice Bobs Her Hair: "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" was Fitzgerald's fourth Saturday Evening Post story and provided the subject for the dust-jacket illustration when it was collected in Flappers and Philosophers. In the story, Bernice's long flowing hair is one of her greatest treasures. When her cousin Marjorie suggests she "bob" it, life changes for both of them. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz: F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest work is generally thought to be The Great Gatsby. However, he also wrote many wonderful short stories. This one, very much like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," shows Fitzgerald's amazing imagination and creativity. What would it be like, Fitzgerald wondered, to be rich beyond the dreams of avarice? This story is his answer.
A Horseman in the Sky: A sentry falls asleep at his post, leading to dire consequences. This is a classic tale about the terrible cost of the Civil War, which divided entire families. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: During the American Civil War, a man stands on a railroad bridge about to be hanged. At the last minute, the rope breaks - or does it? This much-anthologized short story was adapted into one of the most popular episodes of The Twilight Zone.
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After 20 Years: Two friends decide to meet again after a 20-year separation - with very unexpected results. The Skylight Room: Here is another of O. Henry's entertaining "surprise ending" stories. A girl moves to the city looking for a friend she had lost track of and finds him in a very unusual way. The Furnished Room: This ghost story is a very unusual tale for O. Henry - longer than most and one of the few he wrote that dealt with the supernatural.
In a career that has spanned over three decades, Nikki Giovanni has perceptively recorded her observations of both the outside world and the gentle yet enigmatic territory of the self. When her poems first emerged from the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements of the 1960s, she immediately became a celebrated and controversial literary figure. One of the most commanding voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape, Nikki Giovanni's poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which she is beloved and revered.From the sublime "Ego Tripping" to the tender "My House," Nikki Giovanni's mind-speaking, truth-telling poems compassionately evoke our nation's past, present, and future.Read by Nikki Giovanni.