The Good Stranger's Sancocho Surprise/ El sancocho sorpresa del buen desconocido is a bilingual re-telling of the classic "Stone Soup" tale, set in the Dominican Republic. A stranger who has lost his family to tragedy comes to a rural town, and he is starving. He asks for help, but only a penniless girl, with no knowledge of cooking, will offer it. Together they make sancocho- a traditional Dominican soup, the kind in which everything can get thrown into the pot- using a secret recipe the stranger learned from his grandfather during a time of suffering. From seemingly nothing, they create a miraculous banquet, and teach the villagers a lasting lesson about generosity, and overcoming fear. The Good Stranger's Sancocho Surprise/La sorpresa del buen desconocido is as timely as ever, and will be enjoyed by children, parents, and teachers alike.
This story is a seasonal treat, a modern, lyrical retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.The audiobook is specially designed for families to share during the holiday season, or for young, competent listeners to try for themselves. This is a beautiful audiobook to treasure.Eb is a spoiled child who really is not one for caring, and he certainly hates sharing. He is watched over by a very special guardian - the family’s ancient longcase clock, who is bestowed with magic. His name is Grandfather Time.On Christmas Eve, Grandfather Time decides he must teach the boy a lesson. So he calls upon his friends, the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future, and with lessons to learn, he brings forth the first tutor - a little, golden red King Charles spaniel, called Miss Ruby Heart.Will this unlikely pair be able to teach the boy the error of his ways? Or will he be doomed to be a scruffy, lonely teenager stuck forever in his own little world? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Schafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103908/bk_acx0_103908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Living with his stern grandfather taught Trevor Callahan one important lesson: caring makes a man weak. Now the old man is dead and Trev returns to Stone Creek for one reason and one reason only - to sell the Rocking C Ranch. Maybe then he can put his past behind him and move on. Beth Evans once confused lust for love and vows never to let it happen again. The bookmobile driver is trying to raise funds to build a new library. The late Hank Callahan bequeathed a million dollars for the project, but he attached one stipulation: do not let his grandson sell the ranch. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer O'Donnell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002666/bk_acx0_002666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in the 1960's, Roland McCray'sadventures recall a simpler time when kids played for hours outdoors, insteadof hours on video games. His mother took him to a Baptist church every Sunday,but it was his grandfather who taught him that faith is not just for show; itis a quiet and unwavering belief that all things work for the good of those whoseek good. Roland sees the moral lesson in everything he does and shares itwith his friends. Roland's childhood innocence and perceptive views are seen invividly descriptive nostalgic parables that have a timeless and spiritualquality about them that allows the reader to experience the world he sees. Roland'snaivety and determination will strike a chord with adults and impart goodmorals in every child! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dickie Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019425/bk_acx0_019425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you ever find yourself driving down Old Hollow Road after midnight, whatever you do, don't say these words "The old man's on fire", three times or your will end up like all the rest. That's exactly what happened to Johnny Waters. Johnny wasn't afraid of a legend, especially because he never heard of anyone dying on Old Hollow Road. Johnny's grandfather told him that there was an old man that lived in the woods across from Old Hollow Road. Legend has it that a group of young teenagers had been drinking heavily and decided to play a prank on the old man. The teenagers didn't like the old man because he would run them off his property with his shotgun. This just made them angry. They wanted to teach the old man a lesson. The old man's property was their favorite place to camp out because it was secluded deep in the woods. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Crankshaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001718/bk_acx0_001718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Megan is a 13-year-old teenage girl who realizes that she has psychic powers that others do not have. At first, she tried to talk to her mother about them, but with disastrous consequences, so she learned to keep quiet about them. However, some people do offer to help, and an animal showed a special friendship, but they were not "alive" in the normal sense of the word. They had passed on.Megan has three such friends: Wacinhinsha, her spirit guide, who had been Sioux in his last life on Earth; her maternal grandfather, Gramps; and a huge Siberian tiger called Grrr. Wacinhinsha is extremely knowledgeable in all things spiritual, psychic, and paranormal; her grandfather is a novice "dead person"; and Grrr can only speak Tiger, as one might imagine, and most of that, of course, is unintelligible to humans.In this audiobook, one summer’s day during the school holidays, Megan and Jane decide to go cycling in the countryside. They stop for lunch in a village en route, and Jane gets her first lesson in seeing and touching Grrr, Megan’s friendly ghost Siberian tiger. After resting, they get back underway on the second half of their circular journey. Suddenly, they come across an injured cyclist and get him to hospital.The grateful boy and his parents want to thank Megan and Jane, and a long friendship ensues, beginning with riding lessons on Will’s family’s farm. It leads to great benefits for the two girls, and Megan’s knowledge expands when she meets her mount, and later when her spirit guide answers her questions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Sebastian Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/167717/bk_acx0_167717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fans of short fiction will love Christmas Stories. Each tale in author Kevin Moore’s debut collection celebrates the hope, magic, and memories so central to the true meaning of Christmas. Celebrate the season of miracles with this collection of short stories about the lives of ordinary people and the lessons they learn during an extraordinary time of year.You’ll meet a young boy who reevaluates his perceptions after he’s forced to spend Christmas with his stern grandfather, an attorney who seemingly has everything but really has very little; a burned-out homecoming queen who grows weary of her own excuses for failure; and many other memorable characters. As Moore’s protagonists face adversity and sadness, they learn important lessons, gain hope, and experience powerful transformations. The perfect length for listening before bed, on your daily commute, or during a quiet hour, these tales offer you the opportunity to step away from your own life and into a world where it’s always Christmas and where - despite the often painful realities of life - there is always a lesson to learn and a reason to celebrate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Carper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152065/bk_acx0_152065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bubble Valley is introduced through the eyes of four major characters. Billy Waters, a 12-year-old Spanish boy who had the unfortunate luck of growing up in a "Union" prison with his parents, who committed a heinous crime. When Billy's parents' death sentence is carried out, he is sent to live with his grandfather and family in Tangerine Park, Florida. Billy is lost in the world without his parents and the only life he'd ever known, until he's introduced to his cousin Manny's secret hideout and the mysterious Mr. Caytoe. Ru-Ado is a 13-foot tall albino Sasquatch inhabiting the land on the outskirts of Mt. Shasta, California with his extended family. Ru-Ado unintentionally causes the death of his father Ado-Han's brother, Sho-Ana-Do, by two local hunters after they squabble about hunting protocol. Ru-Ado is banished from his tribe to find his way in life. Takeshi Nakano, a 17-year-old baseball phenom and only son to Hiro Nakano, New Japan's most gloried player, is destined for a job playing World League Baseball until his universe changes over night after an unfortunate encounter that tests him like never before. Alone and desperate in the forest, he is forced to survive off of the land. Takeshi questions his life and the choices that were made for him and has the opportunity to change everything as long as he has the courage. Tem is a 15-foot-warrior of the Anak tribe in Bubble Valley. He is the running champion of the Bubble Valley games and pride of his pyramid city in the middle of the Earth. Tem is caught on ego as he chases his grandfather, Ishmael, into the unguarded and dangerous forests that surround his ancient society of giants and learns a hard lesson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C.C. Corry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083909/bk_acx0_083909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.