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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hans Christian Andersen Narrator: Ursula Anderman Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Thumbelina is the story about a little girl’s dedication and love for the old woman who gave her life. This is a new version of a classic tale set to beautiful classical music from beginning to end.

Once upon a time, there was an old woman. She was very kind and loving. She also was very lonely, because she had no children. Quite often, she dreamed about having a little girl whom she would love and care for. One morning, in one of her flowers, she found a little girl. The girl was so small—smaller than the thumb on the old woman’s hand. The woman gave her a name: Thumbelina. She loved to take care of her little granddaughter, and Thumbelina loved to help her granny to take care of her flowers and feed the birds in their garden. They were very happy together. But one night, a big, ugly toad jumped through the window and took the girl away. The toad wanted Thumbelina to marry her son. The marriage didn’t take place, but Thumbelina was left alone in the middle of the swamp, not knowing how she could get back home to the old woman, who, she knew, was very worried about her. On her way back home, she met a lot of strange characters: a large may bug, a small mouse, a blind mole, and a beautiful prince—some good, some not so good, and some quite ignorant. The end of this story will touch your heart.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ♥KRiSTiN3♥ | 2/15/2014

    " One of my favorite fantasies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura Risma Naomi | 1/27/2014

    " I miss Thumbelina. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa Carroll | 1/25/2014

    " Again, I have yet to be disappointed by any of the retelling of these classic fables. This version of Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina by Brian Anderson. The watercolor pictures in this book are lovely and filled with rich colors of yellows, reds, and greens. This book is simple enough for the youngest child and also clever enough for older children because it introduces various words, such as, obstoprolous. These classic fables are timeless and if I, a 34 year old mom can enjoy them, then boys and girls of all ages can enjoy these fables. The adventures that Thumbelina encounters are so fun and you imagine yourself taking the same journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily Blahak | 1/22/2014

    " This story of Thumbelina is well written and the pictures are very vibrant and intreguing. This story is about a small girl who gets kidnapped and is now trying to find her place in this huge world. I think that this is a good story to read to a 4th or 5th grade class, maybe 3rd grade. "

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About the Narrator

Ursula Anderman graduated magna cum laude from Stephen College Department of Theater Arts in 2006 and has since been very active in theaters around the Washington, DC, area. In addition to being an actress, she is a trained singer, plays the piano and violin, and loves performing for children.