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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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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.

Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar Audioworks

Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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