The award-winning musical language series from Teach Me is perfect for beginners to listen and learn a new language. Follow a story narrated in Japanese and learn useful words of everyday life including greetings, numbers, colors, days of the week, family members, body parts, and more. Intertwined throughout the story are 21 favorite children´s songs in Japanese and English to reinforce learning through music memory. Featured songs include: ´´Are You Sleeping?´´, ´´The More We Get Together´´, ´´Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star´´, ´´The Wheels on the Car´´, ´´Head Shoulders Knees and Toes´´, ´´Six Little Ducks´´, and many more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Akiko Uchiyama. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/teme/000001/sp_teme_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are 22 charming Japanese Fairy Tales, translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki, including ´´My Lord Bag of Rice´´, ´´The Tongue-Cut Sparrow´´, ´´The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad´´, ´´The Farmer and the Badger´´, ´´The Shinansha, or the South Pointing Carriage´´, ´´The Adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy´´, ´´The Story of Princess Hase´´, ´´The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die´´, ´´The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moonchild´´, ´´The Mirror of Matsuyama´´, ´´The Goblin of Adachigahara´´, ´´The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar´´, ´´The Happy Hunter and the Skillful Fisher´´, ´´The Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Flower´´, ´´The Jellyfish and the Monkey´´, ´´The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab´´, ´´The White Hare and the Crocodiles´´, ´´The Story of Prince Yamato Take´´, ´´Momotaro, or the Story of the Son of a Peach´´, ´´The Ogre of Rashomon´´, ´´How an Old Man Lost His Wen´´, and ´´The Stones of Five Colors and the Empress Jokwa´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Bellair. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003855/bk_adbl_003855_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In ancient Japan, a peasant couple discovers a little boy inside a giant peach. Momotaro, the Peachboy, grows up to become a courageous hero who vanquishes forever the evil band of ogres who have been tormenting his people. In this wonderful tale, narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver, good triumphs over evil, life overcomes death, and nature flourishes in the face of destruction. Original, haunting music by Ryuichi Sakamoto creates the perfect mood for this eloquent adaptation of Japan´s most revered folktale. Ages seven and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, We All Have Tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sigourney Weaver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069425/bk_acx0_069425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning storyteller Bill Gordh (Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence winner, National Association of Parenting Periodicals Gold Award winner) presents this folktale live with no script, accompanied only by his own dynamic banjo playing. An old man put the teakettle on the stove and went out to sit on his porch. When the water began to boil, the pot began to transform. It became a tanuki (sort of like a badger) and began racing around his house, causing all kinds of noise and trouble. The old man realized it was a magical kettle, as the tanuki became the kettle again when the old man came inside. He made a box and, before it could change again, put the teakettle into the box. A handyman who was a friend of the old man walked by, and the old man gave him the box with the teakettle in it. It transformed while he tried to sleep, and he finally saw the tanuki turning flips. He asked the tanuki if it would like to be in a show. Tanuki nodded, and the young man begin taking the tanuki around, doing magic teakettle performances. The tanuki did the fan dance and shadow dances and flips. He traveled all over Japan and did very well. The time came for him to stop. He filled the teakettle with gold and brought it back to the old man. It did not change into a tanuki again, and the old man had what he needed as he grew older. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Gordh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017051/bk_adbl_017051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore captivating myths of japanese deities, yokai, heroes, and heroines. The study of mythology and folklore is a peculiar one to the extent that we are looking into things which are generally regarded as untrue yet critically important to a culture. We are also taking on the study of the ´´lore of the folk”, and this faces us with the question of exactly which folk we are talking about. Japan, of course, is a single nation, but its origins are so old, and often, so fragmented, that unified mythology and folklore can be difficult to point to. Still, in all, there are some key texts, tales, and characters we can focus on which will give us a pretty good sense of Japanese mythology. In this audiobook, you´ll discover stories of mystery, horror, and romance while simultaneously learning about the Japanese culture. Within this audiobook, you´ll find the following Japanese myths and topics covered The creation stories The myths of origins The journey to the underworld The wanderings of Susano-o The birth of Amaterasu, Trukuyumi, Susawono, and the Leech-Child The story of the ´´Comb and the Curse´´ Amaterasu and Susanowo The contract of Amaterasu and Susawono Stories of the three most evil yokai of Japan Stories of helpful yokai ´´My Lord Bag of Rice´´ The story of Urashima Taro The tale of the ´´Bamboo Cutter and Kaguya Hime´´ The legend of Yamato Takeru Contemporary versions of Japanese mythology And more! Get the audiobook now, and learn more about Japanese mythology 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dryw McArthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116945/bk_acx0_116945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if one day a dog-like human talks with us? And what if the dog is a money expert? An inspiring story by Bodo Schaefer, author of worldwide best-selling business books, about an 11-year-old girl and her dog who can teach kids and adults how to manage money. As soon as the dog named Money met Kira, who was living a normal life before, Kira took a step toward richness. Following lessons by Money, she faced different difficulties on her way, but gradually came closer to her dream. Having listened to this audiobook: You will be able to manage your money properly You will be able to achieve your goals You will find tips on how to work at your favorite things You will learn what investments and debts are Kira and a Dog Named Money is a convincing example that anyone can achieve their goals and become rich helping others. According to the lessons taught by Money, the important thing is to have a warm heart like Kira has, to believe in yourself, and continue learning about money. Then you may become happy and rich soon. Please note: This audiobook is in Japanese. 1. Japanese. Koji Asano. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092811/bk_acx0_092811_sample.mp3.
Experience Solar-Powered History! There´s something you should know about my dad. He´s always inventing! When I asked him why Japanese Americans left their homes during World War Two, Dad decided to create the coolest invention ever. My brothers and I knew Dad´s solar-powered machine would be amazing. We just had no idea that Dad was about to send us on a breathtaking adventure through history! Why did so many Americans of Japanese ancestry have to leave the West Coast and go to internment camps? What happened to them once they got to the relocation centers? And why does our new friend Kimiko look so familiar that I¿m just sure we¿ve seen her somewhere before? Join me, Lake Otis, and my brothers, Benson, and O´Malley, as we investigate these questions in What, No Sushi?: My Solar-Powered History at a Japanese-American Internment Camp, the first book in the My Solar-Powered History series! 1. Language: English. Narrator: C.S. Perryess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010799/bk_acx0_010799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Teacher Patrick Healy traveled around the world, talked with people in different places, and collected around half a thousand myths, legends, and folktales and their several alternative versions. His opinion and comments (directly or indirectly) are inevitable. This audiobook is the eighth volume of his work, 21 Japanese Tales, in his words. He retold the stories with his own opinion and approach to them. Patrick is an Australian writer who has an abiding interest in the folklore of different cultures. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong for more than 25 years as a high school teacher. Patrick has traveled extensively throughout Asia and spoke both Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Kahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118735/bk_acx0_118735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the heart-stopping events of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, one boy struggles to make it out alive. The I Survived series continues with a terrifying recent international disaster. Eleven-year-old Japanese American Owen has been in Japan for his sixth-grade year. By March he finally feels like he´s getting the hang of the new culture, making friends at school, and feeling at home with the ´´weird´´ food. But early one morning, everything changes - and Owen suddenly finds himself just trying to survive one of history´s most devastating disasters. Audio extra: includes author´s notes read by Lauren Tarshis! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Song. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/000726/bk_schc_000726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Flat Ninja? Stanley and his brother, Arthur, are such huge fans of the movie star ninja Oda Nobu that they decide to send him something even better than fan mail - Stanley himself! Soon enough, Flat Stanley is in Japan, seeing the country with his idol. But when trouble surprises them, it will take a real hero to save the day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vinnie Penna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003768/bk_harp_003768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.