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Hey! Listen to This: Stories to Read Aloud

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"A splendidly thoughtful selection...Trelease welcomes everyone in with wide embrace."—Washington Post Book World. 48 read-aloud selections ideal for parents and teachers to share with children ages five through nine.

A collection of fairy tales, folklore, and famous stories from around the world arranged for reading aloud.

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Overview

"A splendidly thoughtful selection...Trelease welcomes everyone in with wide embrace."—Washington Post Book World. 48 read-aloud selections ideal for parents and teachers to share with children ages five through nine.

A collection of fairy tales, folklore, and famous stories from around the world arranged for reading aloud.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
The title of Trelease's latest book is perfect to highlight those books that are excellent read-alouds. Jim's book is a collection of enticing chapters from some of the best children's books as well as entire retellings of some memorable folk and fairy tales. What makes this read-aloud anthology truly unique are Jim's delightfully informative introductions to each excerpt. He provides insights and enriching anecdotes about the authors and the stories. Call the family together for this one!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140146530
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 319,187
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Trelease is the editor of two anthologies, Read All About It! and Hey! Listen to This, and the author of the one that started it all, The Read-Aloud Handbook. His writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Tell Me a Story!
The Gunniwolf, retold by Wilhelmina Harper
Little Red Riding Hood, by Gianni Rodari
Wolf Story, by William McCleery

Tales from Long Ago
Noah's Friends, by Marc Gellman
The Tortoise and the Hare, retold from Aesop

School Days
Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar
Ramona the Pest, by Beverly Cleary
Child of the Silent Night, by Edith Fisher Hunter
Family Secrets, by Susan Shreve

Food for Thought
Bavsi's Feast, by Adele Geras
Chocolate Fever, by Robert Kimmel Smith
Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey

Families
Alexander, by June Epstein
Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard and Florence Atwater
The Stories Julian Tells, by Ann Cameron
The Fish Angel, by Myron Levoy
Nadia the Willful, by Sue Alexander
Greyling, by Jane Yolen

Folk and Fairy Tales
Unanana and the Elephant, retold by Kathleen Arnott
The Tales of Uncle Remus, retold by Julius Lester
The Indian Cinderella, retold by Cyrus Macmillan
Shen of the Sea, retold by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
The Emperor's New Clothes, retold from Hans Christian Andersen
The Search for the Magic Lake, by Genevieve Barlow
The Magic Thread

Animal Tales
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
Bambi, by Felix Salten
Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
Lassie Come-Home, by Eric Knight
Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
Gentle Ben, by Walt Morey

Gigantic Creatures
The Story of Giant Kippernose, by John Cunliffe
The Reluctant Dragon, by Kenneth Grahame
The Moon's Revenge, by Joan Aiken

Fantasy Lands
Ozma of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl

Children of Courage
The Boy Who Stopped the Sea, retold by Louis Untermeyer
The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh
The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare
I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Margaret Davidson

Orphans of the Storm
Sara Crewe, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Story of Holly and Ivy, by Rumer Godden
Understood Betsy, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Classic Tales
The Golden Touch, retold from Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Pied Piper, retold from Joseph Jacobs and Andrew Lang, with poetry by Robert Browning
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, retold from Andrew Lang
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