Monday, December 03, 2007

If I had a million dollars...

I am so happy with what we purchased for Christmas, but then I discover that other really wonderful thing - do we need that too? Oh. My. Goodness. It is easy to spend money on things that are high quality even when you don't need them! Why is this so easy? It just IS. Do you find that? Here are some things I really *wanted* to get, but I am NOT getting. I am NOT. :+) 

Some of them are not available to ship until after Christmas, but these are exceptionally good prices and may be perfect for the future for a birthday or other gift occasion. We really love books on CD or tape here and that is just what these are. I hope you find something you like. It is hard for me not to like them all. :+)

A Christmas Carol: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre-Audiodrama on CD
By Tyndale Entertainment

It wouldn't be Christmas without Mr. Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim---and that's no humbug! Vividly bringing Dickens's characters to life, this family radio drama highlights the timeless struggle between earthly gain and eternal treasure, and challenges you to examine your own heart to re-evaluate where your treasure lies. Two CDs, 90 minutes total.

Mozart's Magnificent Voyage - Audiobook on CD
By Classical Kids / Children's Book Store Dist.

The Story: The Dream Children are about to be written out of Mozart's most famous opera. In the hopes of changing their fate, they enlist the help of the composer's young son Karl. Together the children embark on an incredible journey that takes them back in time to Mozart's childhood and ahead to the future. Along the way, Karl comes to understand his father's legacy of timeless music. The Music: More than 2 dozen excerpts of Mozart's music, including Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Clarinet Quartet, Flute Quartet, Horn Concerto, Symphony No. 1, Ave Verum Corpus, Piano Sonatas, Concerto k.467 and "twinkle" Variations, plus several excerpts from Mozart's best loved operas.

Classic Children's Tales Volume #8 - Audiobook on Cassette
By Edcon Publishing Group

A delightful excursion into the wonderful world of make-believe, where fairy tales and old favorite stories come vividly to life. Children will be inspired by expert narrators using dramatic dialogue, music, and exciting sound effects. This volume includes Penny's Travels, Puss in Boots, and Mother Hulda, Epaminondas, Br'er Rabbit's Laffin' Place, and the Little Red Hen. 1 Cassette.

Great Stories Volume #1 - Audiobook on CD
By Your Story Hour

Your Story Hour is proud to prsent this great new collection of dramtized stories. The role models in these wonderful stories will inspire and teach important values so necessary in the development of good character traits for today's youth. Kids of all ages will enjoy listening to these recordings over and over again. 6 CDs.

Ben Hur - Focus on the Family Radio Theatre audiodrama on CD
By Lew Wallace / Tyndale Entertainment

An unforgettable account of betrayal, revenge, redemption, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre’s production of Ben-Hur tells the tale of a nobleman who fell from Roman favor and was sentenced to live as a slave--all at the hands of his childhood friend, Messala. Once nearly brothers, any hope of reconciliation is dashed after Messala is seriously injured during a vicious chariot race won by the vindictive Ben-Hur. But what makes this adaptation of Lew Wallace’s best-selling story unforgettable is the changed man Ben-Hur becomes after seeing Christ on the cross. Recorded in London with film-style sound, this action-packed production shares that compassion is the true path to redemption.

Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie Series #2 (Audio book on CD)
By Laura Ingalls Wilder / Harperchildrensaudio

As a young man, Almanzo Wilder will meet a brown-eyed, brown-haired girl named Laura Ingalls and fall in love. But as a young boy, Almanzo has no time for girls! His life is about farming and chores, and most of all, about wanting his own horse. Before his dreams can come true, Almanzo must prove to his father that he is ready to take on more responsibilities--and this is harder than he ever imagined. Unabridged. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Read by Cherry Jones. 6 hours. 6 CDs.

At the Back of the North Wind- Focus On The Family, 2 CD Set
By George MacDonald / Tyndale Entertainment

In this Radio Theatre audio drama adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic story, a beautiful woman known as the North Wind blows through a small village in Victorian London, and everyday lives are mysteriously enveloped by a power and a glory. Along the way, she visits a poor stable boy named Diamond and takes him with her on her journeys. At the Back of the North Wind explores the place of death in our lives, social injustice, and our deep need for love and forgiveness.

The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter Audiobook on CD
By Beatrix Potter / Tantor Media Inc.

Hear Peter Rabbit outwit old Mr. McGregor and Squirrel Nutkin come within a tail's length of being an owl's dinner. Listen as a family of mice save the kind tailor of Glouster and how Peter and Benjamin Bunny battle a barn cat. Learn how two bad mice and one fierce rabbit are set on the road to honesty. Beatrix Potter's amazing universe of animals dressed in human clothing has taught and entertained children for nearly a century. Her love of animals and children is apparent in each of these twenty-one tales. 3 CDs. 3 hours, 31 minutes. Unabridged.

Adventures in Life, Your Story Hour Volume 8, Audiobook on CD
By Your Story Hour

These fully-dramatized, true-to-life, character-building adventures exemplify the high moral values so necessary for successful living. Your child will not easily forget the impression made and the lesson learned as they listen to these exciting stories. Complete with sound effects and music, enacted by a professional cast. Exciting, educational, and entertaining! 12 CDs.

Classic Stories for a Girl's Heart: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre--CDs
By Tyndale Entertainment

From the award-winning Radio Theatre team comes a trio of beloved stories for young girls! Featuring soaring musical scores and riveting performances from world-class actors including Gemma Jones, Mae Whitman, and Joan Plowright, these productions of Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and The Secret Garden will captivate your entire family. Nine slipcased CDs, approx. 10.5 hours total.

Jonathan Park Volume 2: No Looking Back, Audio CD
By The Vision Forum, Inc

Tune in to listen to the continuing adventures of the Park and Brenan families. Captivating for listeners of all ages while it teaches the truth of biblical, 6-day creation. Each adventure is based on real places and scientific discoveries! Each episode is approximately 26 minutes, plus a free study guide is included! 4 CDs; 312 minutes total run time.


BlessingsFromAbove said...

I'll have to take a look at some of those recommendations!

I have to say that my family is addicted to Jonathan Park! We have all 5 sets, and we listen to them ALL the time (too much time in the car!). They are absolutely awesome. We learn so much from them. In fact, we are starting an "Eagle's Nest" club. My 9 year old thought it would be fun for a few of us families to have a “club.” The focus of it is to discover information that supports a young earth. We will send out "young earth bulletins" to each other and are even planning a summer picnic!


DarthYxpu said...

Hello Mrs. Kessler,

Thank you for the comment.

Mom and the baby are doing great now.

Susanna is so cute! She is almost ALWAYS being held.


Sorry it took me so long to reply. Busy busy.


Anonymous said...

If anyone is interested I have the Little Women Radio Theater cassette sets to sell at $6 per set. They are new, I bought too many for my business. Email me at sales "at" childs-play-gift-baskets.com if you are interested. You can see the set and information about it here. http://www.childs-play-gift-baskets.com/little-women-basket.htm

Thanks from a retired homeschooler,

Carol Wiley