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Summary

Magical retellings of three classic fairy tales, read by Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan.

"Aladdin"

Aladdin is a tailor's son who dreams of making his fortune and marrying the Sultan's daughter, but is tricked into becoming apprentice to a cunning magician. He needs Aladdin to do a very special job - climb down into a deep, dark cave and fetch an oil lamp....

"The Elves and the Shoemaker"

The shoemaker can only afford the leather to make one more pair of shoes. He cuts the leather and lays it on his workbench - and the next morning, there are two perfectly-finished shoes! But who can have made them?

"Thumbelina"

A poor peasant woman wishes for a child, but when a sorceress gives her a brown bulb, it grows a flower - and inside is tiny, perfect Thumbelina!

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Dont be fooled by the cover!

A very short, very adapted version of Aladdin! our son was in the play recently and wanted to listen to the story. It was so short and chopped out huge chunks of the storyline! Not worth a credit or the cash!

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Good selection of stories

A good selection of stories, well read, just the right length. My kids enjoyed them.

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Rubbish

This book is so rubbish .
I would not recommend to anyone.
This book was so boring

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Lovely, gentle stories.

Well read and pleasant to listen to with children - car journey passed in no time.

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goodu

absolutely stunning book loved every minute other work looking forward more of her work, will be do it again

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good

Some good ideas within the book, the authors voice is irritating after a few chapters but stick with it

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  • Annie
  • 02-02-15

Beautiful stories

Simple, well told, children's tales. They are a good length, and the audio is high quality. We love them all!

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  • Abhijit T.
  • 26-07-22

Great story

The story made me sleepy and it told the story in great details the audio was great I highly recommend this story

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  • Kyle Mitchell
  • 08-04-21

Very nice and good

A good book
For people to listen
I will give it 100000000000 stars because it is very good

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  • Dange Aite
  • 18-06-22

Charming

Golden classic! I grow up listening to my mother read these to me. One night I was down and anxious, couldn't sleep, listening to this set me off to a dream land in no time 🌸

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  • Amazoner
  • 08-11-21

Nice short bedtime stories

These are nice short stories perfect for the bedtime, even for kids. The three stories in this audio book are the stories of Aladdin, The Elves and the Shoemaker and Thumbelina, all ending happily ever after.

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  • WendyDVB
  • 28-04-21

Thumbelina: A classic story

The story of a tiny little woman as she goes on her adventures. I always love a happy ending. The speaker did a great job of taking on many characters. This was easy to listen to.