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A Necklace of Raindrops - And Other Stories

Joan Aiken

Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There's a flying apple pie, a cat that's bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales. Joan Aiken's delicious prose is a joy to read aloud to very young listeners yet simple enough for the independent reader to savor on his or her own. Kevin Hawkes's illustrations - nearly 60 of them - capture with great flair and fun the magical adventures and the triumph of the good over the bad.

Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There's a flying apple pie, a cat that's bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales. Joan Aiken's delicious prose is a joy to read aloud to very young listeners yet simple enough for the independent reader to savor on his or her own. Kevin Hawkes's illustrations - nearly 60 of them - capture with great flair and fun the magical adventures and the triumph of the good over the bad.
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Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There's a flying apple pie, a cat that's bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales. Joan Aiken's delicious prose is a joy to read aloud to very young listeners yet simple enough for the independent reader to savor on his or her own. Kevin Hawkes's illustrations - nearly 60 of them - capture with great flair and fun the magical adventures and the triumph of the good over the bad.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lizza Aiken

Length:

1h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:32