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The Mysterious Benedict Society

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ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES? Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.) Only four children - Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance - succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it, they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden labyrinth of the school's underground tunnels is more than your average school supplies. First time children's novelist Trenton Lee Stewart takes listeners on an adventure that puts friends, family, and foe to the test. Are you up to the challenge?

©2007 Trenton Lee Stewart (P)2007 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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Fifty Famous Stories Retold

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Here are 50 famous stories of long-ago times, retold in a short form for all young people. These are tales of valor, bravery, and kindness, as well as high adventure. Included: "King Alfred and the Cakes", "King Alfred and the Beggar", "King Canute of the Seashore", "The Sons of William the Conqueror", "The White Ship", "King John and the Abbott", "The Story of Robin Hood", "Bruce and the Spider", "The Black Douglas", "The Three Men of Gotham", "Other Wise Men of Gotham", "The Miller of the Dee", "Sir Philip Sidney", "Ungrateful Soldier", "Sir Humphrey Gilbert", "Sir Walter Raleigh", "Pocahontas", "George Washington and His Hatchet", "Grace Darling", "The Story of William Tell", "Arnold Winkelreid", "The Bell of Atri", "How Napoleon Crossed the Alps", "The Story of Cincinnatus", "The Story of Regulus", "Cornelia's Jewels", "Androclus and the Lion", "Horatius at the Bridge", "Julius Caesar", "The Sword of Damocles", "Damon and Pythias", "A Laconic Answer", "The Ungrateful Guest", "Alexander and Bucephalus", "Diogenes the Wise Man", "The Brave Three Hundred", "Socrates and His House", "The King and His Hawk", "Doctor Goldsmith", "The Kingdoms", "The Barmecide Feast", "The Endless Tale", "The Blind Men and the Elephant", "Maximilian and the Goose Boy", "The Inchcape Rock", "Whittington and His Cat", "Casabianca", "Antonio Canova", "Picciola", and "Mignon".

Public Domain (P)2006 Alcazar Audioworks

Narrator: Bobbie Frohman
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

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Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals. Included are: 1. A Midsummer Night's Dream 2. The Tempest 3. As You Like It 4. The Winter's Tale 5. King Lear 6. Twelfth Night 7. Night Much Ado About Nothing 8. Romeo and Juliet 9. Pericles 10. Hamlet 11. Cymbeline 12. Macbeth 13. The Comedy of Errors 14. The Merchant of Venice 15. Timon of Athens 16. Othello 17. The Taming of the Shrew 18. Measure for Measure 19. Two Gentleman of Verona 20. All's Well That Ends Well Edith Nesbit and William Shakespeare Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a British novelist, poet and magazine editor. Often called the "Queen of Children's literature", Nesbit published over 50 books for children, establishing a new genre. Generally, Nesbit's characters are real children in realistic environments, embarking on fantasy adventures with magical creatures, influencing the work of later writers like CS Lewis and JK Rowling.

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Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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Understood Betsy

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Elizabeth Ann was orphaned at an early age and raised by her maiden aunts in the busy city. Sudden illness forces the aunts to send Betsy to other relatives, The Putnams, who live in the country on a farm. Betsy learns all about the farm and making butter and applesauce and dearly loves her new life. When one of the aunts comes back and wants to take Betsy back to the city. . . such a dilemma! Children can readily relate to Betsy who is a real girl in a real world where fortune seems to direct her life. She so loves being on the farm and doing all the things a farm girl does, including going to school. When fate again intervenes and tries to take her away from the life she loves, some manner of common sense hitcomes into play and Betsy, though torn, bounds into another day of farmlife, full of caring love for all she comes in contact with, and grows into a beautiful young lady. Table of Contents: Chapter 01. Aunt Harriet Has a Cough Chapter 02. Betsy Holds the Reins Chapter 03. A Short Morning Chapter 04. Betsy Goes to School Chapter 05. What Grade is Betsy? Chapter 06. If You Don't Like Conversation in a Book Skip this Chapter! Chapter 07. Elizabeth Ann Fails in an Examination Chapter 08. Betsy Starts a Sewing Society Chapter 09. The New Clothes Fail Chapter 10. Betsy Has a Birthday Chapter 11. "Understood Aunt Frances" Dorothy Canfield Dorothea Frances Canfield (1879-1958) was an American author and both an child and adult educational activist. Canfield worked closely with Maria Monterssori in Italy, and was greatly influential in promoting education in the United States. Dorothy Canfield was born in Kansas, but her family traveled as her father's academic career progressed, he eventually became president of Ohio State University. Canfield settled in Vermont with her husband and children, and continued writing professionally.

Public Domain (P)2006 Alcazar Audioworks

Narrator: Bobbie Frohman
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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This Country of Ours, Part 4

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This Series, in seven parts, tells the story of America from the earliest founding through the days of Woodrow Wilson and The Great War (World War I). In Part 4, you'll hear stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies. 1. The Founding of Maryland 2. How New Amsterdam Became New York 3. How a German Ruled New York 4. Pirates! 5. The Founding of New Jersey 6. The Founding of Pennsylvania 7. How Benjamin Franklin Came to Philadelphia 8. The Founding of North and South Carolina 9. War with the Indians in North and South Carolina 10. The Founding of Georgia Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 – 1941) was a British author, most famous for her works of history for children. For decades, Marshall's books were ubiquitous in schools and home libraries. Much of the popularity of her works stems from her talent for making history read like good storytelling.

Public Domain (P)2004 Alcazar Audioworks

Category: History, World
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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This Country of Ours, Part 5

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This Series, in seven parts, tells the story of America from the earliest founding through the days of Woodrow Wilson and The Great War (World War I). In Part 5, you'll hear stories of explorers and pioneers. 1. Stories of the French in America 2. How the Mississippi Was Discovered 3. King Williams ' War and Queen Anne's War 4. The Mississippi Bubble 5. How a Terrible Disaster Befell the British Army 6. The End of French Rule in America 7. The Rebellion of Pontiac Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 – 1941) was a British author, most famous for her works of history for children. For decades, Marshall's books were ubiquitous in schools and home libraries. Much of the popularity of her works stems from her talent for making history read like good storytelling.

Public Domain (P)2004 Alcazar Audioworks

Category: History, World
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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This Country of Ours, Part 2

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This Series, in seven parts, tells the story of America from the earliest founding through the days of Woodrow Wilson and The Great War (World War I). In Part 2, you'll hear stories of the settlement of the Virginia Colony. 1. The Adventures of Captain John Smith2. More Adventures of Captain John Smith3. How the Colony Was Saved4. How Pocahontas Took a Journey Over the Seas5. How the Redmen Fought Against Their White Brothers6. How Englishmen Fought a Duel with Tyranny7. The Coming of the Cavaliers8. Bacon's Rebellion9. The Story of the Knights of the Golden HorseshoeHenrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 – 1941) was a British author, most famous for her works of history for children. For decades, Marshall's books were ubiquitous in schools and home libraries. Much of the popularity of her works stems from her talent for making history read like good storytelling.

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Category: History, World
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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Our Island Story: Complete Set of Five Volumes

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A five part series telling The Story of Great Britain from its earliest beginnings to World War I. Our Island Story, originally published in 1905 and later updated, details the history of Britain up to World War I (including some myths and legends associated with British history). Author H. E. Marshall based the book on her answers to her children's questions about the history of their "home island" (Great Britain). The Complete Set, includes: Volume 1 - Early History of Great Britain Volume 2 - Ruling Monarchs from 1066 to 1509 A.D. Volume 3 - The next 250 years from Henry VIII(1509 A.D.) to George II (d. 1759 A.D.) Volume 4 - The loss of the American Colonies and the beginning of the industrial revolution Volume 5 - The French Revolution (1789 A.D.) to the conclusion of World War I (1919 A.D.) Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 – 1941) was a British author, most famous for her works of history for children. For decades, Marshall's books were ubiquitous in schools and home libraries. Much of the popularity of her works stems from her talent for making history read like good storytelling.

Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar Audioworks

Category: History, Europe
Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
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Parables from Nature, Volume 1

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Entertaining stories of nature with a moral lesson thrown in for good measure are fun as well as thought provoking. Children will be enthralled with the intimate look into the lives of the woodland creatures and their way of life. Subtleness in making a moral point is always a strength in Ms. Gatty’s stories. Volume 1 of 3, includes: 1. A Lesson of Faith 2. The Law of Authority and Obedience 3. The Unknown Land 4. Training and Restraining 5. Waiting 6. The Law of the Wood 7. Cobwebs Margaret Gatty (1809–1873) was a British children's author. The wife and daughter of clergymen, Gatty's work has a moral core, but with a sweet and friendly tone, accessible to children.

Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar Audioworks

Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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This Country of Ours, Part 6

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This series, in seven parts, tells the story of America from the earliest founding through the days of Woodrow Wilson the Great War (World War I). Part 6 continues the series with the stories of the struggle for liberty: 1. The Boston Tea-Party 2. Paul Revere's Ride - The Unsheathing of the Sword 3. The First Thrust-The Battle of Bunker Hill 4. The War in Canada 5. The Birth of a Great Nation 6. The Darkest Hour - Trenton and Princeton 7. Burgoyne's Campaign - Bennington and Oriskany 8. Burgoyne's Campaign - Bemis Heights and Saratoga 9. Brandywine- Germantown - Vally Forge 10. War on the Sea 11. The Battle of Monmouth - The Story of Captain Molly 12. The Story of a Great Crime 13. A Turning Point in the World's History Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 – 1941) was a British author, most famous for her works of history for children. For decades, Marshall's books were ubiquitous in schools and home libraries. Much of the popularity of her works stems from her talent for making history read like good storytelling.

Public Domain (P)2004 Alcazar Audioworks

Category: History, World
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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Parables from Nature, Volume 3

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Entertaining stories of nature with a moral lesson thrown in for good measure are fun as well as thought provoking. Children will be enthralled with the intimate look into the lives of the woodland creatures and their way of life. Subtleness in making a moral point is always a strength in Ms. Gatty’s stories. Volume 3 of 3, includes: 1. Purring When You're Pleased 2. The Voices of the Earth 3. The Master of the Harvest 4. The Deliverer 5. Inferior Animals 6. The General Thaw 7. The Light of Life 8. Gifts 9. Night and Day 10. Kicking 11. Imperfect Instruments 12. Birds in the Nest Margaret Gatty (1809–1873) was a British children's author. The wife and daughter of clergymen, Gatty's work has a moral core, but with a sweet and friendly tone, accessible to children.

Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar Audioworks

Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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This Country of Ours, Part 3

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This Series, in seven parts, tells the story of America from the earliest founding through the days of Woodrow Wilson and The Great War (World War I). In Part 3, you'll hear stories of the settlement of the New England Colonies. 1. The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers 2. The Founding of Massachusetts 3. The Story of Harry Vane 4. The Story of Anne Hutchinson And the Founding of Rhode Island 5. The Founding of Harvard 6. How Quakers First Came to New England 7. How Maine and New Hampshire Were Founded 8. The Founding of Connecticut and War With the Indians 9. The Founding of New Haven 10. The Hunt For the Regicides 11. King Philip’s War 12. How the Charter of Connecticut Was Saved 13. The Witches of Salem Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 – 1941) was a British author, most famous for her works of history for children. For decades, Marshall's books were ubiquitous in schools and home libraries. Much of the popularity of her works stems from her talent for making history read like good storytelling.

Public Domain (P)2004 Alcazar Audioworks

Category: History, World
Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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The Story of Dr. Dolittle

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Dr. Dolittle is a people doctor who's love for animals and giving them a home, scares all his human patients away. Dr. Dolittle's parrot decides to teach him how to talk to animals, after learning the secret language, Dr. Dolittle becomes a veterinarian. Poor Dr. Dolittle always has money problems, but when he learns of a monkey epidemic in Africa, he has to help. In gratitude, Dr. Dolittle is given a rare creature who is part unicorn. But, on the way home, pirates!!!! Does Dr. Dolittle make it home safely? What happens to his animal friends? This classic story will hold you spellbound to the end. Table of Contents: Chapter 01. Puddleby Chapter 02. Animal Language Chapter 03. More Money Troubles Chapter 04. A Message From Africa Chapter 05. The Great Journey Chapter 06. Polynesia and the King Chapter 07. The Bridge of Apes Chapter 08. The Leader of the Lions Chapter 09. The Monkeys Council Chapter 10. The Rarest Animal of All Chapter 11. The Black Prince Chapter 12. Medicine and Magic Chapter 13. Red Sails and Blue Wings Chapter 14. The Rats Warning Chapter 15. The Barbary Dragon Chapter 16. Too-Too, The Listener Chapter 17. The Ocean Gossips Chapter 18. Smells Chapter 19. The Rock Chapter 20. The Fisherman's Town Chapter 21. Home Again Hugh Lofting (1886–1947) was an English novelist and poet, most famous for "The Story of Dr. Dolittle". A civil engineer by training, Lofting created the story of the doctor who could talk to animals, while writing letters to his children, when serving in the military during WWI.

Public Domain (P)2006 Alcazar Audioworks

Narrator: Bobbie Frohman
Author: Hugh Lofting
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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This Country of Ours, Part 1

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This Series, in seven parts, tells the story of America from the earliest founding through the days of Woodrow Wilson and The Great War (World War I). In Part 1, you'll hear stories of the exciting adventures of the explorers and pioneers, like Columbus and Cabot, who faced daunting trials to find the "New World". 1. How the Vikings of Old Sought and Found New Lands2. The Sea of Darkness and the Great Faith of Columbus3. How Columbus Fared Forth Upon the Sea of Darkness and came to Pleasant Lands Beyond4. How Columbus Returned in Triumph5. How America Was Named6. How the Flag of England Was Planted on the Shores of the New World7. How the Flag of France was Planted in Florida8. How the French Founded a Colony in Florida9. How the Spaniards Drove the French Out of Florida10. How a Frenchman Avenged the Death of His Countrymen11. The Adventures of Sir Humphrey Gilbert12. About Sir Walter Raleigh's Adventures in the Golden WestHenrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 – 1941) was a British author, most famous for her works of history for children. For decades, Marshall's books were ubiquitous in schools and home libraries. Much of the popularity of her works stems from her talent for making history read like good storytelling.

Public Domain (P)2004 Alcazar Audioworks

Category: History, World
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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