You probably fondly remember these classic stories from your own childhood. Now it is possible for you to relive them alongside your children.
These stories are known and loved by kids and adults all over the world and have been revitalized with these fresh audio narrations. Take a listen to these coming-of-age adventures about family, friendship and so much more – perfect for bedtime and fun for the whole family!
- Highly associated with the iconic 1939 movie adaptation starring Judy Garland in which she sings the Oscar-winning song “Over the Rainbow” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
- Adapted to the screen and the stage several times, and remain a children’s favourite to this day – The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Bland
- Now a hit Netflix series, ‘Anne with an E’ starring Amybeth McNulty and Anne Shirley –Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Narrated by Phil Chenevert
“True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid…”
Dorothy is in a bit of a pickle. Her house has been swept away in a vicious tornado with just herself and her dog inside, and when she walks out the front door again, she finds that she is not in Kansas anymore. She is in the mysterious lands of Oz. Along with her new friends, a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion, she sets out to find the Wizard, who is said to know how to get her home. But the Wicked Witch of the West has other plans for her.
Inspired in part by ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ (1900) is one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Bland
Narrated by Karen Savage
When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis’ dad is suddenly and unexpectedly sent to prison, the children are suddenly pulled away from their comfortable suburban life. They move with their mother to the “Three Chimneys,” a countryside house that sits near the railway. As the children settle into their new life, the railway allows them to meet and befriend a series of characters, some of whom need their help, and some whom might just be able to help them.
First published in 1905 as a serial, “The Railway Children” has been popular with readers from its beginning.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Narrated by Karen Savage
Anne of Green Gables is a children’s classic by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery and recently adapted by Netflix in the hit series Anne with an E. 11-year-old Anne is mistakenly sent away from her orphanage to live on Prince Edward Island with brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who need help on their farm. Wild and imaginative Anne learns to find her place in the little town of Avonlea, makes friends, and strives to be the best in school. A children and adults’ favourite Anne’s tale of is one of love, individuality, and (mis)adventures.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Narrated by Meredith Hughes
Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar-nominated song “The Bare Necessities” – one of the most recognizable tunes of all time? The adventures of the young boy, Mowgli, raised by wolves in an Indian jungle, have been praised since their publication and adapted numerous times.
Most people know the 1967 animated movie with Phil Harris as the charismatic bear Baloo. 2016 saw Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, and Lupita Nyong’o in a live-action Disney movie. And even Marvel Comics has had their hands on this classic coming-of-age tale of the importance of family and belonging.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
Narrated by Peter Yearsley
Follow Alice on an adventure as she falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a whole new world filled with speaking cats, smoking caterpillars and mad tea parties. This novel has seen countless adaptations on the screen, stage and radio. The Oscar-nominated Disney animation Alice in Wonderland from 1951 is one of its most iconic film adaptations.
Told from the perspective of a horse, Black Beauty (1877) dives into the topic of animal rights like no other novel. Black Beauty is raised by a caring mother on an idyllic farm, not knowing that he will never be as free again. Tossed from owner to owner, he encounters mistreatment in many forms, but luckily, his journey is not without love either.
Being invalid herself, author Anna Sewell (1820-1878) seemed particularly aware of the importance of kindness toward all living creatures. She wrote Black Beauty – her only novel – in the final years of her life, and lived just long enough to see its positive reception. In the years after her death, Black Beauty would become the foundation for change in horse welfare in both England and the US.
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