Runaway children who meet up with monsters. A giant talking bug. A secret world of mouse-people. The stories of Franz Kafka are wondrous and nightmarish, miraculous and scary. Here, storyteller Roth and artist Eason adapt three Kafka stories into startling, creepy, fun stories for all ages. Illustrations. Presents illustrated adaptations of three Franz Kafka stories, including ´´The Metamorphosis,´´ in which Gregor Samsa awakens one day to find that he has been transformed into an enormous bug, and two shorter works.
A new group of beetles has just moved in and they’re disturbing Tucker’s sleep with their loud music. But they can’t stop practicing if they want to win the Battle of the Bug Bands. Will Tucker find a way to deal with all this racket and get a good night’s sleep? These favorite characters from The Cricket in Times Square star in the brand new-adventure created especially for beginning listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001608/bk_aren_001608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´m Too Fond of My Fur!: When my old friend Professor von Volt called to ask for help, I agreed immediately, even though it meant trekking halfway around the world to Mouse Everest! The trip was long and dangerous. I almost froze my tail off along the way. And then I was kidnapped by a yeti! Yes, it was truly an amazing adventure. Four Mice Deep In The Jungle: I have never been a brave mouse...but lately, my fears were taking over my life! So Thea and Trap decided to cure me. They dragged me away on an airplane (I´m afraid of flying!), all the way to the jungle. There I was forced to eat bug soup, climb trees as tall as skyscrapers, swim in raging rivers, and even wrangle snakes. How would a ´fraidy mouse like me ever survive? Paws Off, Cheddarface!: Holey cheese, it was strange! Rodents kept telling me I´d done things I had no memory of. Was I going crazy? Had the cheese finally slipped off my cracker? No, I soon discovered the truth: There was a Geronimo look-a-like going around, pretending to be me! Worst of all, he was trying to take over The Rodent´s Gazette! I had to get that greedy impostor´s paws off my newspaper, but how? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000435/bk_lili_000435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thumbelina is the story about a little girl´s dedication and love for the old woman who gave her life. This is a new version of a classic tale set to beautiful classical music from beginning to end.Once upon a time, there was an old woman. She was very kind and loving. She also was very lonely, because she had no children. Quite often, she dreamed about having a little girl whom she would love and care for. One morning, in one of her flowers, she found a little girl. The girl was so small - smaller than the thumb on the old woman´s hand. The woman gave her a name: Thumbelina. She loved to take care of her little granddaughter, and Thumbelina loved to help her granny to take care of her flowers and feed the birds in their garden. They were very happy together.But one night, a big, ugly toad jumped through the window and took the girl away. The toad wanted Thumbelina to marry her son. The marriage didn´t take place, but Thumbelina was left alone in the middle of the swamp, not knowing how she could get back home to the old woman, who, she knew, was very worried about her. On her way back home, she met a lot of strange characters: a large may bug, a small mouse, a blind mole, and a beautiful prince - some good, some not so good, and some quite ignorant. The end of this story will touch your heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ursula Anderman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003906/bk_blak_003906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.