Anne Miranda

children's book author

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Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows is absolutely my favorite book. I was given a 2-record dramatization when I was a child, which is still one of my treasured possessions. I can’t count how many times I listened to it…in the hundreds of times. This set of records is battered and scratched after years of use and are stored in my sister’s basement in Pennsylvania. Of course, no one listens to records any more and my own turntable disappeared long ago. So, it’s been just AGES, since I’ve heard it.

Today, I discovered this beloved recording on YouTube. I couldn’t be happier. It’s a thrill akin to digging up buried treasure. I’m passing on the links so that you, too, can experience this audio book which is second only, in my opinion, to Jim Dale’s magnificently brilliant performance of the Harry Potter series.

I hope you enjoy this spectacular audio version of one of the greatest children’s books ever written.

Part 1

Part 2

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

Today’s offering is a read aloud of Beatrix Potter's classic children's book, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. In this story a well-meaning, but not so clever duck, wishes to sit on her own eggs. The farmer has assigned this task to a brood hen much to the chagrin of Jemima. She flys off from the farm and is enticed by a fox to lay her eggs in his summer home. She has no clue to his intent. Will she be saved? Perhaps by some happy twist of fate she will be.

We hope you enjoy it!


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