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stories by Amy Friedman, music by Laura Hall | Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic

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Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic

by stories by Amy Friedman, music by Laura Hall

Winner of 2008 Parents' Choice Silver and a 2008 NAPPA Gold, multicultural folktales selected from the popular syndicated newspaper feature Tell Me A Story. Featuring stories and music from Africa, China, India, North America, South America and Australia.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Storytelling
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Tortoise and the Magic Drum
story by Amy Friedman
5:41 $0.99
2. The Poet and the Dragon
story by Amy Friedman
9:17 $0.99
3. Kerplunk
story by Amy Friedman
8:11 $0.99
4. The Elephant's Reward
story by Amy Friedman
7:54 $0.99
5. The Talking Cat
story by Amy Friedman
10:38 $0.99
6. Coyote's Gift
story by Amy Friedman
8:54 $0.99
7. The Cricket's Song
story by Amy Friedman
11:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
Amy Friedman writes the long-running (since 1992) popular syndicated newspaper Tell Me A Story (read more stories at www.uexpress.com/tellmeastory), and in her wanderings around Los Angeles, where she now lives, she's come upon some wondrous talent, many of whom she has gathered to join her in creating the Tell Me A Story audiobook series that began in 2006 with Tell Me A Story: Timeless Folktales.

Laura Hall, best known as the pianist from the popular television series Whose Line Is It Anyway,also has her own wonderful CDs available on CD Baby. Laura has also produced other CDs for children and was the composer for Roger Daltrey's DVD series The Wheels on the Bus. For more about Laura go to www.laurahall.com

Lori Ada Jaroslow, the director of this volume and whose voice, along with Laura Hall's, sings harmony for Cricket on The Cricket's Song, has appeared in numerous plays both On and Off Broadway. For more on Lori see www.loriadajaroslow.com.

The readers on this volume include the illustrious performers of stage and screen Giselle Achecar, Len Cariou, Gideon Emery, Glenna Forster-Jones, Meera Simhan, Peter James Smith and Arigon Starr.



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a standard for all family collections
When EVER in doubt as for a gift to buy for a child, or a person in recovery or a new mom, this
is it. What is so lovely is that the production values and talent are all top notch that people
of any age can enjoy this CD. Each story has it's own individual theme, yet they are all comforting
to the soul as only timeless stories can be!

Angela Williams ~ Melting Pot Moms

We LOVE this CD!!!
After falling in love with "Tell Me A Story", we were so excited for the release of "Animal Magic". It's now my 3 year old's favorite CD! He LOVES "Kerplunk" and the music of "The Tortoise and the Magic Drum". I can not say enough about the value of these CD's -- my son and I have had mini geography lessons, talking about the places these stories take place...he listens to the musical compositions and tries to hum along with the notes...and he loves listening to the animated voices of the actors. They are not only entertaining, but educational too!

Christine Hauser

I offered this CD to my friend's son Felipe, after he had loved the first "Tell Me A Story". This is what my friend write to me: "Our afternoons have changed since Felipe got your present: He gets back from school and pokes his brother for only 5min. Then sits for almost 2 hours with his headphones on and listens to the stories over and over… God bless you Christine!!!"

Bonnie M Foote

Great stories!
Amy Friedman came in to give a talk to my undergraduate students in a children's literature class at UCLA. She told a few of her stories and they LOVED it. Needless to say we're also using her CDs! What a great thing for kids and anyone who loves stories.

Denise Gill

Great for car trips with kids.

Diane Smith-Merrill

A delightful CD!!My great niece loves the stories as do I.