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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,895 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: various authors, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, William Wordsworth, Herman Melville, Sara Teasdale, Archibald Lampman, Thomas Hardy, Janet Hamilton, John Keble Narrator: various narrators, Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780002101
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November, nearly the end of the year, is a time when the land becomes bleaker and harsher— but no less beautiful. For our poets, including Thomas Hardy, Herman Melville, Thomas Hood, William Wordsworth, and others, the colors of the nearly-fallen leaves, the long nights, and the preparations for the winter ahead are a source of much inspiration.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/19/2014

    " Loved this because of the nostalgia factor. The boys weren't quite as enamored -- but come on; it's a classic. Read it once; read it twice -- read it chicken soup with rice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne K. | 2/14/2014

    " At 24, I'm still quoting this book. Just the other day, when my sister was making turkey soup with rice, we were both trying to chant the little poem together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/7/2014

    " 22 months - a rhyming, fun and silly read and a good opportunity to talk about the months. I like to say the months in order before and after reading the book. The months are also color coded by season so I will often start by saying the month and the season before reading the page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rukia Rogers | 2/1/2014

    " I'm already a fan of Sendak's work but this is amongst my favorite! He once again captures the reader's imagination in with two things that I love;food and humorous rhymes.The book takes you through the months and season of the year with a young man's simple request ,chicken soup with rice! The book is also wonderful to sing, check out Carole King's singing the words from the book and join in! Fun,fun fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 1/30/2014

    " We just got this from the library and Hazel likes this book a lot. She is, however, worried about where the mom and dad are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Earl Dizon | 1/27/2014

    " "Alligators All Around", "Chicken Soup with Rice", "One Was Johnny", and "Pierre" were all part of Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library. Each dealt with a different subject- alphabet, the months, counting, and morals, respectively. They're all cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alejandra | 1/26/2014

    " this is my all time fave book as a child. I even have it on video with where the wild things are "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/19/2014

    " This one is a cute way to talk about months. The rhyming is nice, although a little silly sometimes. We'll probably revisit this when he's learning this in preschool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/19/2014

    " One of my very favourite kid's books- never tire of it- it is very lyrical - fun to read aloud and fun to listen to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maren Prestegaard | 1/17/2014

    " This book is old school. Need to re-visit when Maren is older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K.tram | 12/29/2013

    " LOVED IT. I miss my childhood when I read this. The rhymes... the nonsensical play of words. The ridiculous lines... haha. It's a shame I didn't understand this before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ipek Soran | 12/26/2013

    " A wonderful book for early readers, beautifully illustrated by talented Maurice Sendak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 11/24/2013

    " I had this book memorized as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany Lockard | 11/16/2013

    " Good for learning about the season and using choral reading, shared reading, and echo reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 stephanie | 10/21/2013

    " so, this was pretty awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talia | 10/16/2013

    " My favorite children's book EVER!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Brooks | 9/27/2013

    " top ten favorite children's books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Conor | 8/15/2013

    " Hah, I recited the February Poem for my Kindegarden Graduation! =DD I love Maurice Sendak!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 2/24/2013

    " It's pretty good... but if you've heard the song, you'll know it's a little obnoxious and gets stuck in your head! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia | 1/27/2013

    " Another childhood favorite and one that I enjoyed reading to my kids when they were very young as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/4/2013

    " Another book I simply cannot be objective about or look at with a critical eye: I love it too much. "In April I will go away to far off Spain or Old Bombay and dream about hot soup all day. Oh my oh once, oh my oh twice, oh my oh chicken soup with rice." Perfect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rootbean Castlevania | 11/30/2012

    " A fun little poem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/12/2012

    " A little book with a poem all about chicken soup with rice for each month. It was just okay for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roseann | 7/27/2012

    " We have the mini library- my kid loved this one, and she love chicken soup, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 6/5/2012

    " I'm not sure why I enjoy this book so much. I think it must be a throwback to my childhood when Maurice Sendak was still a novelty. It isn't one of his better known books, so if you are unfamiliar with it, give it a try. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna | 2/27/2012

    " One of my absolute favorite books growing up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent | 2/13/2012

    " Early, classic Sendak picture book, though small: it's fervent, deserving of repeat reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Anne | 9/17/2011

    " Another little gem that I'll never get tired of. "

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About the Narrators

Richard Mitchley is an actor and narrator who has appeared in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet…, The Black Adder, and Doctor Who

Ghizela Rowe has worked in broadcast television for thirty years on a broad range of programming. Her specialization is in music. She helps run the Copyright Group, an extensive collection of master recording rights, and has lent her voice to many audiobooks, including The Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell: The Short Stories, and The Romantics: An Introduction.