This is a story from the Famous People in History collection. Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also. This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katinka Wolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001103/bk_naxo_001103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast out of her father´s court at the age of three and imprisoned at 19, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only 25. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Elizabeth ruled for over 40 years and led England through one of its most prosperous periods in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pariseau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000994/bk_peng_000994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The two reigns - both unusually long - could scarcely have been more different. Queen Elizabeth I brought a much needed (and appreciated) stability to England at a key moment in the history of the nation. The steady hand of the Virgin Queen - supported by Lord Burleigh, her clear-sighted chancellor - ushered in a golden age after a time of considerable religious and political upheaval. Elizabeth Jenkins offers a personal portrait of a sovereign who was very much a woman, as well as a queen.Queen Elizabeth II has, by contrast, been the constitutional monarch par excellence - a figurehead guiding the concept of monarchy through difficult times, both national and personal. Her reign has seen major changes in the lifestyle and expectations of peoples and nations and she also proved to be a steady, clear personality on the throne. Pearson Phillips, in his sympathetic portrait, shows that even when her family has been rocked by scandals, Elizabeth II has maintained a quiet dignity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Archer and Nanette Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000205/bk_naxo_000205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like most normal people, Ben hadn´t the faintest idea there was an Institute of Magic. Two years after his parents´ sudden disappearance, Ben Greenwood stumbles upon a cryptic letter that could shed some light on their whereabouts. But before he can track them down, he´ll need to find the mysterious organization that sent the letter: The Royal Institute of Magic. To succeed, Ben will have to navigate a land filled with fantastic creatures and spellshooters, where magic can be bought and sold, to unravel an ancient family secret that could hold the key to defeating an evil the Institute has been fighting for the last 500 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000358/bk_podm_000358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Exquisitely disturbing´´, raves internationally best-selling author Stephanie Garber of this stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein. Elizabeth Lavenza hasn´t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her ´´caregiver´´, and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets...until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything - except a friend. Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable - and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth´s survival depends on managing Victor´s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost...as the world she knows is consumed by darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katharine McEwan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003277/bk_lili_003277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lizzy´s mom arranges a playdate with one of Lizzy´s classmates, Jimmy. The only problem is Lizzy overheard someone calling Jimmy ´´the peanut kid´´. What could that mean? Of course, Lizzy´s imagination runs wild with the possibilities. If you, or someone you know, has food allergies, this book is a great reminder that we are all unique - and that´s what makes it fun! Lizzy is compassionate and humorous in her latest adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer L. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054295/bk_acx0_054295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now that she´s turning six, Lizzy wants a birthday party with her friends. The only problem is that her birthday is two days before Christmas, and everyone is too busy! Then her mommy comes up with a brilliant idea: a half birthday or, as Lizzy says, ´´An unbirthday!´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer L. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050407/bk_acx0_050407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Being the new kid in town isn´t easy for Elizabeth until she meets Jennifer, an honest-to-goodness witch! From the moment Jennifer starts sharing her powers with Elizabeth, their secret friendship is sealed. Each Saturday they meet in the park to cast spells and work on their witchcraft. Then, just when they think they´ve perfected their special flying potion, Jennifer and Elizabeth quarrel over the main ingredient. Will it take a magic spell to make them friends again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Jordan Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000139/bk_lili_000139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for ages 7-10. In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end. Elizabeth was the last Tudor sovereign, the daughter of the cruel and magnificent King Henry VIII and a granddaughter of the Tudor House’s founder, the shrewd Henry VII. Elizabeth, hailed as "Good Queen Bess"; "Gloriana" ,and "The Virgin Queen" to this day in the public firmament, would improve upon Henry VIII’s successes and mitigate his failures, and despite her own failings would turn out to "have the heart and stomach of a king, and a king of England too." Indeed, that was the phrase she would utter in describing herself while exhorting her troops to fight for England against the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth inherited her grandfather’s political acumen and her father’s magnificence, thus creating not just one of the most colorful courts in Europe but also one of the most effective governments in English history. It was an age of Christopher Marlowe’s and William Shakespeare’s flourishing creativity that still enhances English as well as comparative literature. Elizabeth was also patroness of Sir Francis Drake, the pirate, thereby promoting English settlement of foreign colonies. The Jamestown Settlement in Virginia would come in 1607, four years after Elizabeth’s passing, and the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts would come in 1620. Elizabeth had also fought for her life time and time again in an era that was already unsafe for female leader, and she probably had remembered the searing feeling of realizing that her mother Queen Anne (Anne Boleyn) had been executed by her father arguably on a trumped-up charge. Danger was pervasive; strategy was needed not just to thrive but to survive. History for Kids:... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101770/bk_acx0_101770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.