The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (read online)

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3769X: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

When Washington Irving's Sketch Book first appeared in 1819, readers in America and aboard greeted it with enthusiasm, and Irving emerged as America's first successful professional author. The pieces about life in England are gently ironic, reflecting the author's interest in the traditions of the Old World and his longings for his home in the New. But it is in "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" that Irving exhibits his true strength: the ability to depict American landscapes and culture so vividly that readers feel themselves a part of them. And it is on the basis of these two classic tales that Irving is generally credited with inventing the short story as a distinct literary genre.

831562: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Radio Dramatization on CD The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Radio Dramatization on CD
By Washington Irving / The Colonial Radio Theatre on Brilliance Audio

First penned in 1820, Washington Irving's humorous, yet haunting, narrative tells of a local schoolmaster whose lonely trot home turns into a night of fright when he is met on the road by the Headless Horseman. Faithful to the to the mood and flavor of the book, join The Colonial Radio Players as they perform this dramatized account.

Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour 40 minutes; 2 CDs; starring Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players.

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (read online)

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410242: The Jungle Book, Unabridged The Jungle Book, Unabridged

Among the most popular children's books ever written, The Jungle Book comprises a series of stories about Mowgli, a boy raised in the jungle by a family of wolves after a tiger has attacked and driven off his parents. Threatened throughout much of his young life by the dreaded tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is protected by his adoptive family and leans the lore of the jungle from Baloo, a sleepy brown bear, and Bagheera, the black panther.

Subtle lessons in justice, loyalty, and tribal law pervade these imaginative tales, recounted by a master storyteller with a special talent for entertaining audience of all ages. Included are such tales as "Rikki-tikki-tavi," a story about a brave mongoose and his battle with the deadly cobra Nag; Mowgli's abduction by the monkey people; and "Toomai of the Elephants," In which a young boy witnesses a secret ritual and is honored by his tribesmen. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.

844209: The Jungle Book Edcon Workbook & CD Read-Along Set The Jungle Book Edcon Workbook & CD Read-Along Set
By Edcon Publishing Group

Introduce your students to the classics with this ten-chapter audio CD & workbook set that not only gets kids' interested in the great novels, but also improves their listening and reading comprehension skills. Paced narration and exciting sound effects keep students engrossed in the storyline, while pauses allow for them to work on activities that complete each chapter.

One hundred comprehension questions test for an understanding of main idea, critical thinking, inference, recalling details, and sequencing; sixty vocabulary exercises define and use new vocabulary in context. Softcover; answer key included.

Level 1. Each CD includes a word-for-word reading based not on the original novel, but on the accompanying Edcon Classic Workbook. CDs and workbooks can be used together or independently of each other; 1 Workbook & 1 audio CD included.

108817: The Jungle Book, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBook The Jungle Book, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBook
By Rudyard Kipling / Tantor Media Inc.

"Oh hear the call!---Good hunting all / That keep the Jungle Law!" ---Night-Song in the Jungle. When young little Mowgli's parents are run out of their camp by a formidable Bengal tiger, the toddler scampers to safety alone in the cave of a Seeonee wolf pack. Thereafter, forest animals succor Mowgli, and through his wits and their kindness, he reaches adulthood. Paradox exists in this paradise, but nowhere more forcefully than in the Bengal tiger, Shere Khan. In the contest that must occur between Shere Khan and Mowgli, which will triumph: the human intelligence of Mowgli, or the deep, instinctive cunning of the wily striped cat?

Rudyard Kipling, who was forced to learn the art of self-preservation at a foster home and boarding school, believed in following the "Law of the Jungle." Part silly, part serious, the delightful stories in The Jungle Book convey Kipling's message in a way that children and adults alike appreciate.

Unabridged. 4 CDs. Narrated by Rebecca Burns.

Indian Why Stories by Frank B. Linderman (read online)

55774: In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000-Year History of American Indians In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000-Year History of American Indians
By Jake Page / Simon & Schuster Trade Sales

The story of the American Indians has, until now, been told as a 500-year tragedy, a story of violent and fatal encounters with Europeans and their diseases, followed by steady retreat, defeat, and diminishment. Yet the true story begins much earlier, and its final recent chapter adds a major twist. Jake Page, one of the Southwest's most distinguished writers and a longtime student of Indian history and culture, tells a radically new story, thanks to an explosion of recent archaeological findings, the latest scholarship, and an exploration of Indian legends. Covering no less than 20,000 years, In the Hands of the Great Spirit will forever change how we think about the oldest and earliest Americans.
Page writes gracefully and sympathetically, without sentimentality. He explores every controversy, from the question of cannibalism among tribes, to the various theories of when and how humans first arrived on the continent, to what life was actually like for Indians before the Europeans came. Page dispels the popular image of a peaceful and idyllic Eden, and shows that Indian societies were fluid, constantly transformed by intertribal fighting, population growth, and shifting climates.
Page uses Indian legends and stories as tools to uncover tribal origins, cultural values, and the meaning of certain rituals and sacred lands. He tells the story of contact with Europeans, and the multipower conflicts of the Seven Years War, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812, from the Indians' point of view. He explains the complex and shifting role of the U.S. government as expressed through executive decisions and through the role of the courts. Finally, he tells the fascinating story of the late-twentieth-century upsurge in Indian population and resources, which began as a social movement and exploded once casinos came into fashion.
Author and editor of over a dozen books on American Indian life and culture, Page is a masterful teller of this incredible story. In the Hands of the Great Spirit will forever change the familiar story of recent centuries, replacing it with a far more sweeping and meaningful story of tribes and peoples who have suffered enormously yet endure and enrich the American experience.

474687: American Indian Stories American Indian Stories
By Zitkaka-Sa / Dover Publications

92273: Indian Stories from the Pueblos Indian Stories from the Pueblos
By Frank Applegate / Applewood Books

Very few examples of Native American primary documents exist today; but due to an increasing interest in Indians during the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries, some men actually went to live and attempt to objectively chronicle tribal life. This collection of stories is comprised of older Pueblo tales, as well as stories from 1929, the time Frank Applegate was with the Pueblos. 178 pages, softcover.

The Story of Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting (read online)

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483077: The Story of Dr. Dolittle The Story of Dr. Dolittle
By Hugh Lofting / Random House, Inc

Doctor Dolittle has filled his house with so many of his animal friends that his "people" patients can bear it no longer. In fact, he likes the animals better and he can talk the them too! One day a mysterious call comes from Africa, the monkeys are all dying from a horrible epidemic. To the rescue! Doctor Dolittle sails off to help the monkeys and there finds the extraordinary two-headed Pushmi-Pullyu.

108954: The Story of Dr. Dolittle, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBook The Story of Dr. Dolittle, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBook
By Hugh Lofting / Tantor Media Inc.

No one loves and understands animals like the eccentric nineteenth-century physician Dr. Dolittle---who masters animal language with the help of Polynesia the parrot. After his human patients desert him, the kind-hearted doctor finds his calling in practicing animal medicine, and his fame spreads far and wide. When a terrible epidemic breaks out among monkeys in Africa, Dr. Dolittle sets out to save them, accompanied by some of his favorite pets. Thus begins the amusing, whimsical adventures of Dr. Dolittle and the animal kingdom. Hugh Lofting, winner of the 1923 Newbery Medal for The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, has a gifted knack for imbuing unique, distinct personalities in his characters---human and animal alike.

Unabridged. 2 CD. Narrated by David Case.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London (read online)

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86049: The Call of the Wild                       - Audiobook on CD The Call of the Wild - Audiobook on CD
By Jack London / Brilliance Audio

Jack London's stories are classic American favorites. Recorded unabridged in Bookcassette Audio are "Call of the Wild" and three special Klondike stories: "To Build a Fire", "Love of Life" and "To the Man on the Trail". In "Call of the Wild", a domestic dog is kidnapped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrown into the wild north woods. Buck, half St. Bernard and half Scottish shepherd, is a strong dog but not accustomed to the harsh life of the north and he must fight for survival. He learns how to work hard; how to dig a hole in a snow bank to stay warm; how to eat anything no matter how loathsome; how to scent the weather; how to break ice to find water; and most importantly, how to survive cruelty. At one of the worst moments in his life, Buck receives unexpected human kindness from a new master. With the kind of devotion that only a dog can give, he shows loyalty to his master in ways that are both touching and profound. Unabridged. Read by Roger Dressler. 5 CD. 5 hours.

8260446: The Call of the Wild, Grade 5-8 The Call of the Wild, Grade 5-8

This is the story of Buck, a one hundred forty pound dog who lived in a lordly fashion in the Santa Clara Valley of California. His life changed drastically, completely and forever when he was kidnapped, thrown on a train, and shipped to Seattle where he was then placed on a ship to Skagway. This was the time of gold fever, and dogs like Buck were in demand as sled dogs up in the Yukon Territory where they were needed to carry men and supplies back and forth from the sea port to the Klondike gold fields. This story tells of Buck's adaptation to his new, hostile environment and how he reverts to his deep instincts for survival. Teacher's who use this unit will find the following features to supplement their own valuable ideas. Sample Lesson Plans; Pre-reading activities; A biographical sketch and picture of the author; A book summary; Vocabulary Lists and Suggested Vocabulary Activities; Chapters grouped for study with each section including: quizzes, hands-on projects, cooperative learning activities cross-curriculum connections, extensions into the reader's own life, Post-reading ideas; Book report ideas; Research Ideas; A culminating activity; Three different options for unit tests Bibliography; Answer key; Grade Level: 3-5

516398: Cuentos Cl&#225sicos: La Llamada del Salvaje  (Children"s Classics: Call of the Wild), DVD Cuentos Cl&#225sicos: La Llamada del Salvaje (Children's Classics: Call of the Wild), DVD
By Gaiam Americas

La Llamada del Salvaje es un cuento sobre amistad entre un ni&#241o solitario, quien afronta las tempestades de nieve en busca de oro, y su compa&#241ero leal, un perro que lucha por la vida de su amo. Esta historia es una experiencia divertida para la familia entera. Es la versi&#243n animada del cuento de Jack London sobre las aventuras del her&#ico perro pastor alem&#225n, llamado Buck y sus compa&#241eros Woof y Shanta. Este cl&#225sico incluye canciones originales. Aprox. 44 minutos.

Call of the Wild is a story about the friendship of a lonely kid, who faces snow storms during his search for gold, and his loyal dog, who fights for the life of his owner. This story is a delightful experience for the whole family. It's the animated version of Jack London's story about a German shepherd dog, called Buck and its friends Woof and Shanta. This classic includes original songs. Approx. 44 minutes.

White Fang by Jack London (read online)

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205399: White Fang Volume 3, DVD White Fang Volume 3, DVD
By Wesscott Marketing

White Fang the television series is an adaptation of Jack London's similarly titled novel, which has been heralded as one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. So well loved was the tale of a boy and his loyal wolf-dog that the story spawned a feature film, an animated series, and the TV series that is featured here.

These are the exciting tales of a teenage boy, Matt Scott (Jaimz Woolvett), who is devoted to his loyal canine companion White Fang, and the breathtaking adventures they share in the untamed wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Approx. 200 minutes.

Volume 3 Episodes:

  • Out of Range
  • The Mine
  • Arrow River
  • Poachers
  • Fangs for the Memories
  • Big Foot
  • Fool's Gold
  • Presents of Mind

69683: White Fang White Fang

When White Fang was first published in 1906, Jack London was well onhis way to becoming one of the most famous, popular and highly piad writers in the world. White Fang stands out as one of his finest achievements, a spellbinding novel of life in the northern wilds.
In gripping detail, London bares the savage realities of the battle for survival among all species in a harsh, unyielding environment. White Fang is part wolf, part dog, a ferocious and magnificent creature through whose experiences we see and feel essential rhythms and patterns of life in the animal kingdom and among mankind as well.
It is, above all, a novel that keenly observes the extraordinary workings of one of nature's greatest gifts to its creatures: the power to adapt. Focusing on this wondrous process, London created in White Fang a classic adventure story as fresh and appealing for today's audiences as for those who made him among the bestselling novelists of his day.

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Van Loon (read online)

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620730: World History Made Simple World History Made Simple
By Ruth Beechick / Mott Media, Llc

Ruth Beechick offers this short book/workbook for aligning historical events such as the Babylonian Empire, destruction of Ai, Egyptian chronology and other ancient events with the biblical dates. Rejecting current scientfic dating techniques, she argues for matching history to the Bible, not attempting to fit the Bible in a constructed time frame. Follow-up review questions and activities are included. Grades 5 & up. 1121 indexed pages, softcover.


Classics in this Series

Aesop Aesop's Fables

Alcott, Louisa May Little Women

Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Anderson, Victor Tom Swift and His Motor Boat

Anonymous Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan

Baum, L.Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Brooks, Elbridge S. The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Burnett, Frances Hodgson A Little Princess

Little Lord Fauntleroy

The Secret Garden

Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

The Hunting of the Snark

Collodi Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet

DeFoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol

David Copperfield

Dodge, Mary Mapes Hans Brinker, The Silver Skates

Douglass, Frederick The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Eliot, George Silas Marner

Grahame, Kenneth The Wind in the Willows

Grey, Zane Riders of the Purple Sage

Grimm Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales

Harris, Joel Chandler Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter

Headland, Isaac Taylor The Chinese Boy and Girl

O Henry The Four Million, short stories

Hope, Laura Lee The Bobbsey Twins at Home

Irving, Washington The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book

Linderman, Frank B. Indian Why Stories

Lofting, Hugh The Story of Dr. Doolittle

London, Jack The Call of the Wild

White Fang

Loon, Hendrik Van The Story of Mankind

Montgomery, Lucy Maud Anne of Green Gables

McGuffey, William The New McGuffey Fourth Reader

McLaughlin, Marie L. Myths and Legends of the Sioux

Mulock (Maria Dinah Craik) The Little Lame Prince

Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle

Nicolay, Helen The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Perkins, Lucy Fitch The Belgian Twins

Poe, Edgar Allen The Raven

The Tell-Tale Heart

Porter, Eleanor H. Pollyanna

Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Pyle, Howard The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Sewell, Anna Black Beauty, the Autobiography of a Horse

Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet

Shaw, George Bernard Pygmalion

Spyri, Johanna Heidi

Steedman, Amy Stories of the Italian Painters

Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels

Tarkington, Booth Penrod

Tolstoy, Leo Childhood

Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Verne, Jules Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Various Author Twilight Stories

Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery

Webster, Jean Daddy Long Legs

Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds

Wiggin, Kate Douglas The Arabian Nights

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Wilde, Oscar The Happy Prince

A House of Pomegranates

Williams, Margery The Velveteen Rabbit

Wyss, Johann David The Swiss Family Robinson

Nursery Rhymes