This is the story of 12-year-old Annie Jewel Bounds, taken from letters and publications of the time; the story of a girl who would have gone off to war with her father, but when he is lost in battle, she convinces her mother to allow her to dress as a Yankee drummer boy and march off with a unit that will be discharged in just six weeks. Her adventure places her in the thick of the fire and smoke at the Battle of Wilson´s Creek, Missouri. Fought on August 10, 1861, it is the first battle of the Civil War. Sometimes called the ´´Bull Run´´ of the West. The Battle of Oak Hill, as it was called by the Confederates, was a victory for the South. It was fought at Wilson´s Creek, a few miles from Springfield, Missouri. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Guardabascio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049009/bk_acx0_049009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since her parents´ mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta´s dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta´s charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colourfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets - with just a few stitches from Etta´s needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman´s deepest desires.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Carr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002803/bk_howe_002803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally published to accompany the popular exhibition at the V&A, and now available for the first time in paperback, ´´Tiaras´´ is a sparkling celebration of these beautiful jewels. Featuring diadems, wreaths and head-dresses and ranging from delicate antique pieces to contemporary designs, this jewel of a book is a delight for anyone interested in fashion and precious gems. Geoffrey Munn traces the history of the tiara, illustrated with striking examples by famous designers such as Faberge, Cartier, Westwood and Versace. Originally worn by royal and aristocratic ladies as symbols of status and by brides as symbols of love, tiaras are now enjoying a revival as a fashion statement.
This wonderful audiobook adaptation, produced by Nation9, is based on the original fairy tale first published in 1740, and adapted with kids ages 9 to 12 in mind. Your child will enjoy this heartwarming story time and time again. When a wealthy merchant loses his fortune he and his three beautiful daughters are forced to sell everything they own and move to the countryside. The merchant´s two oldest daughters have a hard time adjusting to their new life in the country, but his youngest daughter Belle chooses to be grateful for what she has. Belle´s beautiful spirit quickly earns her the nickname ´´Beauty.´´ A year in the country passes by when the merchant receives a letter; a ship that was thought to be lost at sea has been found along with some of his fortune. The merchant must go at once to claim his property. The two oldest daughters ask him to bring back fancy dresses and jewels, but Beauty asks for only a rose. This simple request will lead to an encounter with a Beast, a magical spell, and a love story for the ages. Visit us www.nation9.com Like us www.facebook.com/gonation9 Follow us www.twitter.com/nation9 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nation9. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005148/bk_acx0_005148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lesson on the power of vanity, ´´The Necklace´´ tells the story of Madame Mathilde Loisel and her husband. Mathilde always imagined herself as a socialite with beautiful gowns and wonderful jewels. Her husband, however, is a lowly clerk and the two have little money. Desperate to attend an important party, she borrows a friend´s diamond necklace to match the dress her husband bought for her. But when Mathilde loses the expensive jewels, she nearly destroys her life in an effort to pay back the debt. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006047/bk_blak_006047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mathilde Loisel, the lowly born wife of a clerk, has always felt she was meant for greater things. She imagines beautiful gowns, glittering parties, a home of opulence, and a life of comfort. Her only wish is to be flattered and admired, and she is miserable that she will never know that life. But out of the blue, her husband comes home with an invitation to a ball. She buys a new dress but mourns her lack of jewels. But wait! She has a wealthy friend who will lend her something for the evening, and she selects a beautiful diamond necklace as her only adornment. The evening is a success. She is the center of attention, and she´s achieved her greatest ambition. Then calamity strikes. Guy de Maupassant´s heroine, looking back on her life after that fateful night, muses, ´´How strange and changeful is life! How small a thing is needed to make or ruin us!´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001400/bk_mike_001400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I was six when my father died so my mother has been everything to me. Wherever I go I tell the world about my wonderful mother. I´m a singer today because of her encouragement. She has been the biggest influence in my life” - Daniel O´Donnell. Irish singing star Daniel O´Donnell´s mother, Julia, grew up on a remote island off the northwest coast of Ireland, going barefoot and doing hard labour as a child during the poverty-stricken 1920s. The hard work continued through her teenage years as she picked potatoes in the fields and travelled to Scotland to gut fish in the ports. After she married and settled in Kincasslagh, Julia´s beloved husband, Francie, was forced to leave his family for months on end to work on farms, again in Scotland. The work was physically demanding and eventually took its toll. Sadly, Julia found herself widowed and penniless with five children while still in her forties. In this classic and inspiring story of triumph over adversity, Julia tells how she battled through this dark period by knitting sweaters into the early hours of every night to support her family. They were sold in America by relatives and the money was sent back to Ireland by post. Then, in an amazing twist of fate, this hard-working woman and dedicated mother watched from the wings as her offspring flourished in life. Her daughter Margo and son Daniel went on to achieve fame as chart-topping singers. In The Mother´s Story, Julia takes us on a journey from her humble beginnings growing up in a thatched cottage on Owey Island, to a glitzy lifestyle mingling with celebrities and royalty. Poignant, warm and laced with great humour, Julia´s story gives us a fascinating insight into this remarkable Irish family´s life. 9781448148752 N N ©2007 Julia O´Donnell;(P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks 2012 http://www.audible.de/pd/B00A4DP70G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00A4DP70G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true ´Clair De Lune´ and ´The Necklace´: Short Stories (Unabridged) 2.95 AVAILABLE ´Clair De Lune´ and ´The Necklace´: Short Stories (Unabridged) ´Clair De Lune´ and ´The Necklace´ (Unabridged) Guy de Maupassant Abbé Marignan is a fanatical, excitable, upright priest who believes fervently in God and absolute logic. However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women.... Josie Jackson The Lindsay Players 2013-02-04 08:00:00 29 B00B8AILAM English - Fiction British English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/rksw/000001de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/rksw/000001/bk_rksw_000001_sample.mp3 ´Clair de Lune´: Abbé Marignan is a fanatical, excitable, upright priest who believes fervently in God and that nature had been created in accordance with admirable and absolute logic. However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women. When he discovers that his niece has a lover, he seizes a formidable oak stick and sets out, by the light of the moon, to rectify the situation. But nature has other plans in store for him. ´The Necklace´: Madame Mathilde Loisel, a pretty young woman, has aspirations of being accepted into high society. When her husband, a clerk in the Ministry of Public Instruction, brings home an invitation to attend a Ball at the Ministry, she is overwhelmed at the excitement - although, at the same time, anxious that she does not possess an appropriate dress or jewels to wear at the Ball. Her husband gives her four hundred francs to buy … a really pretty gown´´. However, when she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Forestier, her world, and that of her husband, is turned upside down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001419/bk_rhuk_001419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heroes? Villains? Alien invasions? The citizens of Multiplicity have them all. But would you want superhero parents who dress up in silly costumes, flex their muscles, and always steal the show? Ben, Pippa, Toby, Marcus, and Jewel would rather be Super Zeroes. They don´t need costumes or special powers - they´ve got common sense.Now, however, aliens have landed in Multiplicity and the Super Heroes want to make friends with them. But anyone can see that these strangers haven´t come in friendship. They want much, much more.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Evelyn McLean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000107/bk_oakh_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.