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Greathall Storytelling Recordings by Jim Weiss

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Ages 3 and Up

• A Collection of Just So Stories •
A Collection of Just So Stories

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With vivid characters and an hysterically funny choice of words, Rudyard Kipling’s beloved stories “explain” how camels got humps, great whales got tiny throats, elephants got trunks and more. Written by Rudyard Kipling and read unabridged by Jim Weiss.

  • AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award
• Uncle Wiggly's Storybook •
Uncle Wiggly's Storybook

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These charming modern classics offer gentle lessons amid laughter as the clever, courteous rabbit ingeniously helps his animal and human friends.

  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award
• Tell Me A Story! A Treasury of Classics •
Tell Me A Story! A Tresury of Classics

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Younger children will be absolutely transported, and older children and adults will laugh just as hard at this frolicking collection of time-tested favorite stories.

  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Good Night •
Good Night

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Acclaimed bedtime recording with six vignettes that take the listener into scenes which bring about feelings of safety and love.

  • NAPPA Gold

 

• Sweet Dreams •
Sweet Dreams
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Listeners of all ages can drift into Sweet Dreams with these remarkably restful visualizations.

  • Children's Media Award
• Animal Tales •
Animal Tales

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Features delightful tellings of Aesop's Fables, plus lively tales from Grimm, Chaucer and others.

•NAPPA Gold

Ages 5 to Adult

• Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers •
Gone West

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A new nation that would stretch from ocean to ocean: this was the dream. Follow it into reality, from Jefferson and Monroe arranging the Louisiana Purchase through the bold explorations of Lewis & Clark, and Sacagawea.

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
• Good Luck Duck •
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Good Luck Duck is the first book in Greathall’s line of out-of-print books that are just “too good to be forgotten.” Written in 1950 by Award-winning author Meindert Dejong, Good Luck Duck is the story of young Timothy who ventures to the fair and wins an astounding and endearing duck.

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
• American Tall Tales •
American Tall Tales

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These uproarious American folk stories will have you laughing out loud and pondering.

  • AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Famously Funny: A Collection of Beloved Stories and Poems •
Famously Funny: A Collection of Beloved Stories and Poems


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Prepare to laugh out loud! Jim Weiss has mixed together some of the funniest stories and poems from the world's wittiest authors for a recording that will delight the entire family.

  • 2004 Children's Music Web Award
• Tales From Cultures Far and Near •
Tales from Cultures Near and Far


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Classics of many lands wisdom from China and Japan, an African romance, wildly funny Native American, Arabian and Spanish tales— show that the human beings who tell them all are related.

  • NAPPA Gold Award
• A Christmas Carol and Other Favorites •
A Christmas Carol and Other Favorites


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Dickens' beloved story of miserly Scrooge, ghostly visitors and human compassion. The 0. Henry and Bret Harte masterpieces make holiday literature year-round favorites on this masterful recording.

  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • Storytelling World Award
  • INDIE Finalist
  • Booklist Editor's Choice Award

 

• King Arthur and His Knights •
King Arthur and His Knights

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Brings King Arthur and his Knights to life with action and grandeur, at a level which children can really grasp.

• ALA Notable

• Rip Van Winkle / Gulliver's Travels •
Rip Van Winkle / Gulliver's Travels


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Three classics in one! The sly humor of Rip Van Winkle, Gulliver's adventures among the tiny Lilliputians, and the wisdom of a Jewish folk tale.

  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Greek Myths •
Greek Myths

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Makes Hercules, King Midas, and Perseus and Medusa understandable to children, with strong emphasis on character over violence.

  • Booklist Editor's Choice Award

 

• Arabian Nights •
Arabian Nights


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Transports the listener to the magical world of the Arabian Nights.

  • 1990 Parents' Choice Gold Award
• Best Loved Stories in Song & Dance •
Best Loved Stories in Song and Dance


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Enchanting favorite tales, plus delightful songs to dance to and sing along with.

  • Pegasus Award
  • Film Advisory Board Award

 

• She & He: Adventures in Mythology •
She and He: Adventures in Mythology


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Upbeat and exciting yet deeply moving, this unique collection of myths addresses the equality of the sexes and the value of love and honor.

  • INDIE Finalist
• The Three Musketeers / Robin Hood •
The Three Musketeers / Robin Hood


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Violence is downplayed and the characters in the two swashbuckling stories are portrayed as humans with thoughts and feelings.

  • NAPPA Gold Award
• Fairytale Favorites in Story & Song •
Fairytale Favorites in Story and Song


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Classics of imagination and wonder.

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Audio
  • INDIE Finalist
  • 1996 Parents' Choice Gold Award

 

• Tales From the Old Testament •
Tales from the Old Testament


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An exciting introduction to the Bible. Features nondenominational portraits of biblical characters as caring, understandable humans facing extraordinary situations.

  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Jewish Holiday Stories •
Jewish Holiday Stories


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The three astonishing stories on this recording form the basis for three Jewish Holidays: Chanukah, Purim, and Passover.

  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Giants! A Colossal Collection of
Tales and Tunes •
Giants!

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A big recording full of big surprises, mixing favorite classics, original songs and the very best folktales for listeners of all sizes. Expect giant grins all around.

  • Pegasus Award
  • AudioFile Earphones Award
  • 1997 Parents' Choice Honor Award

 

Ages 7 to Adult

The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Mysteries don’t come any better than the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Hound of the Baskervilles is perhaps the most famous of all their adventures, and now Jim Weiss transports us, as only he can, to their world of suspense, shocking surprises, friendship, intellect, and courage.

  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award
  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award

 

I Said I Could and I Did: True Stories of 20th Century Americans
I Said I Could and I Did: True Stories of 20th Century Americans

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In this inspiring collection of true stories of 20th Century Americans whose gifts transformed the world you will meet six remarkable Americans. These stories will have you shaking your head in wonder at the vast (and vastly entertaining) variety of ways in which humans can strive for greatness.

  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award
  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award

 

Women in Blue or Gray
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The passion of the American Civil War comes alive as we look at pairs of remarkable, courageous and dedicated women from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. These are true, thrilling stories that girls, boys and parents will find exciting and inspiring.

  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award

 

• Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome
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Adventurer, conquerer, political genius, classic author - Julius Caesar lived one of history’s most amazing lives. Yet it was the story of his death that William Shakespeare turned into a dramatic masterpiece. This spirited retelling brings us Shakespeare’s cast of immortal characters with excerpts from the original dialogue told in a way that young listeners can grasp. This CD will nurture a passion for Shakespeare and an understanding of why these people and historical events still shape our world today.

  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award

 

• Masters of the Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and more •
Masters of the Renaissance

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In true stories as vivid as the colors in which they painted, Jim Weiss brings to life the astounding Leonardo da Vinci; the volcanic genius Michelangelo; Brunelleschi, who changed the way we see the world; the lighthearted sculptor, Donatello; and other captivating characters.

  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award
• Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea •
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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Great literature and science merge in this masterpiece of adventure, thrillingly retold by Jim Weiss. A century before Jacques Cousteau, Jules Verne took readers for a whirlwind journey beneath the sea in the submarine Nautilus.

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award

 

• A Treasury Of Wisdom: Stories Of Hope And Inspiration •
A Treasury of Wisdom - Stories of Hope and Inspiration

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Timeless wisdom drawn from 3000 years of accumulated experience offers hope, insight and inspiration to listeners of all ages. These true stories of great individuals include - Raphael, Michelangelo, Diogenes, Alexander The Great, King Solomon, Jesus' "The Good Samaritan", Beatrix Potter, Satchel Paige, and more.

  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award
• Romeo and Juliet •
Romeo and Juliet

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The profound beauty of Shakespeare's most famous verse and characters come profoundly alive as you are transported through torch-lit feasting halls, dusty streets and moonlit gardens of Renaissance Italy. This masterpiece of feuding families and young love has thrilled audiences for four centuries.

  • 2005 Parents’ Choice Silver Award
  • 2006 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
• Thomas Jefferson's America •
Thomas Jefferson's America

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Experience the many facets of this remarkable man's life as you examine his encounters with Washington, Adams, Madison, Franklin, Monroe, Hamilton and Lafayette. A masterly portrait of the founder whose life has come to personify the blessing, and the challenges, of being an American.

  • 2006 Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
  • 2006 NAPPA GOLD AWARD
• The Prince & The Pauper •
The Prince and the Pauper

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The genius of Mark Twain abounds in this remarkable adventure of two young boys who exchange identities and learn the nature of true nobility.

  • Film Advisory Award
• Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America •
Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America


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Laughter, tragedy and astonishing triumphs abound in this storytelling biography of our sixteenth president who used humor, strength and moral clarity to steer a nation and a people through their most trying times.

  • 2004 Children's Music Web Award
• The Adventures of Tom Sawyer •
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Mark Twain's humorous tale of childhood and adventure, burnished to gold by nostalgia, is one of America's most beloved stories.

  • Film Advisory Board Award
• The Queen's Pirate: Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake •
The Queen's Pirate: Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake

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From daring sea voyages to glittering throne rooms to the dreaded Tower of London, you will experience the pageantry of olde England with two of history's most fascinating characters.

  • Film Advisory Award
  • Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award
  • Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award
• Spooky Classics for Children •
Spooky Classics for Children


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Suspense, laughter and plenty of plot twists in tales from Wilde, Hawthorne and Kipling. A family defies a medieval ghost. A youth potion reveals old secrets. Two friends share a haunting episode. Spooky, not scary!

  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • Storytelling World Award
  • AudioFile Earphones Award
• Sherlock Holmes for Children •
Sherlock Holmes for Children

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Brings the world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to life for children.

  • ALA Notable
  • 1992 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • Booklist Editor's Choice
• Mystery! Mystery! for Children •
Mystery! Mystery! for Children


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Three of the most popular mysteries of all time in one volume.

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Audio
  • INDIE Finalist
  • ALA Notable
  • AudioFile Earphones Award
• Shakespeare for Children •
Shakespeare for Children


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The glorious richness of two of Shakespeare's best loved plays on a level children can grasp.

  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Heroes in Mythology •
Heros in Mythology

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Three of the world's greatest adventures, each featuring a quest for wisdom.

  • Nappa Silver Award
  • Film Advisory Board Award

 

• Celtic Treasures •
Celtic Treasures

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Ancient stories of bards and warriors told with passion and sensitivity, enhanced with music from acclaimed pianist, Paul Machlis.

  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award
  • Children's Media Award

 

• The Jungle Book •
The Jungle Book

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Vivid characters true to Rudyard Kipling's original stories spring to life in tales of a young boy raised among wolves and other wild creatures of the Indian jungle.

  • 1995 Parents' Choice Silver Award
  • INDIE Finalist
  • ALA Notable
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Audio
• Treasure Island •
Treasure Island

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Pirates! Buried treasure! Loyal friends and treacherous villains! Here is Robert Louis Stevenson's immortal adventure with all its vivid characters.

  • Film Advisory Award
• Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths •
Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths


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"Storyteller Jim Weiss brings a master's touch to this collection... Weiss' telling is captivating...the well-modulated voice of the storyteller whose pacing and expression are masterful." —School Library Journal

  • 2000 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • Film Advisory Award
• Galileo and the Stargazers •
Galileo and the Stargazers

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"...Jim Weiss turns historic icons of the sciences into real people, weaving the thrill of discovery into a tapestry of enchantment with tales about great thinkers who changed the world." —Parents' Choice

  • 2000 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • Storytelling World Award

 

Ages 12 to Adult

• A Tale of Two Cities •
A Tale of Two Cities

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Written by Charles Dickens and told by Jim Weiss, this masterful, historical novel is set in Paris and London during the stormy upheavals of the French Revolution.

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award

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