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Happy Prince and Other Tales, The

Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (audio product)

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A set of charming short stories for children by Oscar Wilde.

Table of Contents:
1. The Happy Prince
2. The Nightingale and the Rose
3. The Selfish Giant
4. The Devoted Friend
5. The Remarkable Rocket

The Happy Prince
The tale of a statue of a prince how he teaches generosity and the gift of love to a small sparrow who becomes his friend.

The Nightingale and the Rose
A young Student is infatuated by the daughter of a Professor. She promises to dance with him till dawn at the Prince's ball if the Student will bring her a red rose. But in his garden there are no red roses. The Nightingale, who night after night romantically sings of such love as she believes she now sees demonstrated, is moved to provide the red rose so as to facilitate the love between the Student and the young woman.

The Selfish Giant
A Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden he refuses to share with the children in his village. Spring refuses to visit the giant's garden until he meets a little boy who teaches him how to love others.

The Devoted Friend
A young lad is befriended by a prosperous farmer, who takes advantage of the boy's generosity and only gives him broken promises in return, in addition, the farmer says horrible things about the boy to others. The young lad's last act of kindness costs him dearly and the farmer changes his tune.

The Remarkable Rocket
The king's son was to be married and there was to be a superb fireworks display for the event.  All the rockets and different kinds of fireworks were excited about their big moment.  The Rocket was a real better than thou type...very arrogant and deprecating to the other fireworks with much going ons about who was the most important,etc.  The rocket always taking the road that he was indeed, the best of the lot. All the fireworks argued and fought over being the best with the Rocket asserting that he was. When the big night came about...

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.

Alcazar AudioWorks publishes solely unabridged works.
ISBN: 9781939444295
Read by: Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, Bobbie Frohman, David Thorn and full cast
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
Suggested Ages: 6 to 12

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Evamarie S. [Featured Reviewer]
May 29th, 2014
We spend a lot of time in the car so I am always on the look out for audio books to listen to as a family. We enjoyed this collection of stories a lot. The lady that narrated it did a great job. All of her various voices for each of the characters kept [...]
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File Last Updated:
May 31, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2018.