Animal Chatter: Patricia Hopkins
The warmth, whimsy and charm of these animal stories by Beatrix Potter and T. Burgess have made them favorites with generations of children and adults. The stories included on this collection are The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Potter); The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Potter); The Adventures of Peter Cottontail (Burgess); The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (Potter); The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (Potter); The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (Burgess); The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (Potter); The Tale of Two Bad Mice (Potter); and The Adventures of Reddy Fox (Burgess). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Weiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001281/bk_lili_001281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three Paws is the first book of the series Sharp Teeth, Flat Teeth, an animal fantasy for young listeners. What would happen to the creatures of the forest if humans disappeared? At first, the animals might go on living as they have always done. But what if a mysterious event occurred and they began to change to become something more than they were? Three Paws tells the stories of the Fur Clans that evolve in the Woods Beyond the Broken Lands. Follow the adventures of Three Paws the beaver, Flitter the pack rat, Shot-in-the-Butt the bear, Snaggletooth the cougar, and all the animals who gather near Blue Rock to form a new society, the Covenant of Good Manners. Scientists tell us that we can never know what goes on inside an animal´s mind. Wouldn´t it be wonderful if they could speak and tell us? Of course, animals don´t have the kind of lips, tongue, and vocal cords to form human words. How would they communicate? Telepathy? A sensory language of physical signs and scent, howls and chatters, huffs and chirps? One clear, cold night, with a full moon shining above the hills of northern California, the Sky Turns Green (the mysterious event). Overwhelming pulsations reverberate through the forest, firestorms roar back and forth across the land. Many animals are killed, others sicken and die, but the ones who survive gradually discover astonishing new powers: self-awareness, heightened intelligence, and the ability to communicate with each other. Sharp Teeth, Flat Teeth is my deep bow of respect to this imaginary animal world. The stories are uplifting, challenging, exciting, and ultimately meant to blow your mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Crawford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079030/bk_acx0_079030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My name is Alice Long, and I´ve always known I was different. When I was little I used to climb up to the highest branches of the housetree at night, and watch the starships docking at the orbital stations high above. Forty meters off the ground, watching ships 30,000 kilometers overhead, with senses that could pick out radar pings and comm chatter as easily as the ships themselves. It all seemed perfectly natural at the time. There were other kids with mods at the orphanage, but nothing like that. I learned fast to downplay my abilities, keep my mouth shut, and try to blend in. Even as a kid I knew not to trust the Matrons. What would they do if they realized the Adjustments that were supposed to make me a meek little herd animal didn´t do anything? Then I messed up and gave myself away. Now I´m on the run, hoping against hope that the Matrons won´t try too hard to find me. Hoping to survive all the awful things that can happen to a girl on her own in space. Kidnappers, slavers, pirates, and yakuza - no matter where I go, trouble always seems to find me. Good thing I´m not as helpless as I look. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mare Trevathan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083534/bk_acx0_083534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a moment children get to leave this noisy and hectic world and submerge their formative imaginations into a timeless world of natural beauty and truth. Meet Johnny Chuck, who finds the best thing in the world while Billy the Mink is having a swimming party. Find out who saves Mrs. Redwing´s speckled eggs and why Old Man Coyote has many voices. The stars of our adventures are the jovial Johnny Chuck, rascally Reddy Fox, cautious Bobby Coon, curious Peter Rabbit, wise Grandfather Frog, unhurried Jimmy Skunk, boastful Chatterer the Red Squirrel, dear Danny Meadow Mouse, stout Unc´ Billy Possum, bossy Sammy Jay, cunning Blacky the Crow, fun-loving Billy Mink, friendly Jerry Muskrat, and Little Joe Otter - and let´s not forget Old Mother West Wind, the Laughing Brook, the Smiling Pool, the Merry Little Breezes, the Purple Hills, and the Lone Little Path winding through the Green Meadows and wise old Mother Nature. Thornton W. Burgess, who shares his deep reverence for mother nature with his young listeners, got it right when he wrote stories about his local forests and meadows, brooks and ponds, and all the little animals that live, nest, and feed there. Through his stories children get to know and love animals and their habitats and learn important lessons from their lives and adventures - from problem solving to conflict resolution to the joy of discovery. They learn about the interconnected nature of community and the value each individual member brings to it. The animals are shown to live in a way rarely witnessed today - in a whole and united world. Their adventures will come alive via audiobooks narrated by prominent and engaging voices and celebrities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Mensah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030781/bk_acx0_030781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.