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ANDERSEN: Thumbelina and Other Fairy Tales


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ANDERSEN: Thumbelina and Other Fairy Tales

This delightful selection of stories by one of the classic masters of the genre includes some well-known and lesser known tales, presented in lively Naxos AudioBooks style with music and sound effects. This recording is also unique in that the stories are read by the finalists in the Naxos AudioBooks/The Times Voice of the Year competition which offered a recording opportunity to talented readers who had never studied or worked professionally. The competition produced some outstanding natural talents as this recording shows!

Disc 1

1.   Thumbelina 00:02:56
2.   One night while she lay in her pretty bed… 00:03:36
3.   Thumbelina sailed past many towns… 00:03:52
4.   Near the wood in which she’d been living… 00:04:12
5.   Thumbelina said nothing… 00:03:26
6.   Very soon the springtime came… 00:02:54
7.   When autumn arrived… 00:03:06
8.   At length they reached the warm countries… 00:04:59
  The Brave Tin Soldier
9.   The Brave Tin Soldier 00:02:54
10.   When evening came… 00:03:23
11.   Suddenly there appeared a great water - rat… 00:05:00
  The Princess and the Pea
12.   The Princess and the Pea 00:03:10
  The Butterfly
13.   The Butterfly 00:04:32
14.   Spring went by… 00:03:31
  The Flea and the Professor
15.   The Flea and the Professor 00:03:14
16.   The Professor was proud of the flea… 00:02:54
17.   The flea lived with the princess… 00:04:56
  The Flying Trunk
18.   The Flying Trunk 00:04:22
19.   Then he flew away to the town… 00:04:14
20.   Then the saucepan went on with his story… 00:05:27

Disc 2

  The Metal Pig
1.   The Metal Pig 00:05:23
2.   As they passed from hall to hall… 00:04:34
3.   It was morning… 00:05:10
4.   Giuseppe went out the next morning… 00:03:25
5.   When evening came and the house door… 00:04:12
6.   Oh what beautiful pictures these were… 00:05:11
  The Storks
7.   The Storks 00:02:51
8.   The next day when the children… 00:02:59
9.   Time passed on and the young storks… 00:03:45
10.   Of all the boys in the street… 00:03:38
  The Silver Shilling
11.   The Silver Shilling 00:03:27
12.   Now begins the story as it was afterwards… 00:05:38
13.   A year passed… 00:03:10
  The Nightingale
14.   The Nightingale 00:02:43
15.   The books travelled all over the world… 00:03:14
16.   As they went along… 00:04:12
17.   One day the Emperor received a large packet… 00:03:44
18.   And after this the real nightingale… 00:02:15
19.   Five years passed… 00:03:06
20.   Suddenly there came through the open window… 00:04:39

Total Playing Time: 02:33:54

Andersen, Hans Christian

Buchan, Eleanor; Cuthbertson, Richard; Davies, Helen; Head, Michael; McDonnell, Julian; Rew, Paul; Rickards, Elizabeth; Rollett, Bob; Wolfin, Howard

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA233512

Barcode: 9789626343357

Physical Release: 03/2005

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