Equally, children who are discovering the joys of reading themselves, will find this adventure story thrilling and extremely engrossing. It is the perfect story to capture a child’s imagination while at the same time it offers a perfect starting point in the world of classic literature for children. Accompanied by vivid, eye-catching illustrations, this adventure book is an often overlooked classic, waiting to delight a whole new generation of young readers.
Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Nightingale", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and many more.
Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by two award-winning narrators. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From Henry Van Dyke's classic Christmas blessing, "Keeping Christmas," to Charles Dickens's popular tale of yuletide redemption, "A Christmas Carol," More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Louisa May Alcott's inspirational "A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True," as well as four other Christmas classics that can be heard and shared year after year. The classics that can be found in More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past are: "Keeping Christmas" by Henry Van Dyke; "A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True" by Louisa May Alcott; "The Last Dream of the Old Oak" by Hans Christian Andersen; "Christmas at Red Butte" by Lucy Maud Montgomery; "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen; "Rosa's Tale" by Louisa May Alcott; and "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
The harsh realities of child poverty come to light in this short story by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The tale follows a barefoot girl trying to sell matchsticks on a frigid New Year’s Eve. As the night grows colder, she lights the matches for warmth and has visions of her dead grandmother. Feel the cold seep into your bones as you read this tale that has haunted readers for over a century.
The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic that has fascinated readers young and old for many generations. The adventures of the young mermaid princess splash life across the pages of a story full of belonging, hope, love and sacrifice.
This new audio edition invites readers of all ages to enjoy and rediscover this amazing tale.
An Author's Republic audio production.