Favorite Stories of Christmas Past, with eBook by various authors audiobook

Favorite Stories of Christmas Past, with eBook

By various authors
Read by Renée Raudman and Alan Sklar

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200129676

  • ISBN: 9798200129669

  • ISBN: 9798200129683

Runtime: 4.97 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by award-winning narrators Renée Raudman and Alan Sklar. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," Clement C. Moore's classic depiction of St. Nicholas at work, to O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," which embodies the very spirit of Christmas, Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Francis Church's moving editorial response to a little girl's Christmastime query, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clause," as well as seven other Christmas classics that can be heard and shared year after year. The classics that can be found in Favorite Stories of Christmas Past are: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore; "The Story of Christmas" by Nora A. Smith; "A Country Christmas" by Louisa May Alcott; "An Empty Purse" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "The Bachelor's Christmas" by Robert Grant; "The Fir Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen; "The Birds' Christmas Carol" by Kate Douglas Wiggin; "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" by Francis Church; "The Festival of St. Nicholas" by Mary Mapes Dodge; and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[This book] will more than satisfy everyone's appetite for yuletide classics. BookPage

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

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Author Bio: Nora A. Smith

Author Bio: Nora A. Smith

Nora A. Smith (1859–1934) was an American children’s author. She and her sister, author Kate Douglas Wiggin, co-authored and co-edited a series of children’s books. She also published many serial stories and academic journal articles on early childhood education.

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Author Bio: Clement C. Moore

Author Bio: Clement C. Moore

Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863) was an American professor of oriental and Greek literature, as well as divinity and biblical learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in New York City. He is the author of the yuletide poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” which became famous as “The Night before Christmas.”

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Author Bio: Sarah Orne Jewett

Author Bio: Sarah Orne Jewett

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909), novelist and short-story writer, was born and raised in South Berwick, Maine. The daughter of a country doctor, she received a lady’s education but maintained that her real learning came from her father, who fostered her writing talents and let her accompany him on his rounds. At age nineteen, she had her first short story published in the Atlantic Monthly. Her vignettes of the gently perishing glory of the Maine countryside and ports won her a place among the most successful of the local-color writers.

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Author Bio: O. Henry

Author Bio: O. Henry

O. Henry (1862–1910), born William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina, was a short-story writer whose tales romanticized the commonplace, in particular, the lives of ordinary people in New York City. His stories often had surprise endings, a device that became identified with his name. He began writing sketches around 1887, and his stories of adventure in the Southwest United States and in Central America were immediately popular with magazine readers.

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Author Bio: Mary Mapes Dodge

Author Bio: Mary Mapes Dodge

Mary Mapes Dodge (1831–1905) was the acknowledged leader in the field of juvenile fiction during her lifetime. From 1873 until her death, she edited and contributed to the children’s magazine St. Nicholas, to which she attracted such writers as Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Rudyard Kipling. She also authored the short-fiction collection Irvington Stories.

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Author Bio: Francis Church

Author Bio: Francis Church

Francis Pharcellus Church (1839–1906) was an American publisher and editor. Church is most remembered for his 1897 editorial “Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus.”

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Author Bio: Christopher Andersen

Author Bio: Christopher Andersen

Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. Two of his books—The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died—reached the number one spot on the list. A former contributing editor of Time and longtime senior editor of People, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Life, and Vanity Fair. He has appeared frequently on such programs as Today, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and Entertainment Tonight.

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Author Bio: Louisa May Alcott

Author Bio: Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Educated by her father until she was sixteen, she also studied under Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Theodore Parker. A prolific writer, her most famous work was Little Women, a timeless American classic.

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Author Bio: Robert Grant

Author Bio: Robert Grant

Robert Grant is an American radio host. A veteran of broadcasting in New York City, Grant is considered a pioneer of the “conservative” and “confrontational” talk radio format.

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Author Bio: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Author Bio: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856–1923), an innovator in early childhood education, was the author of several well-known novels, including The Birds’ Christmas Carol and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.97
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English