Tales of Laughter

Kate Douglas WIGGIN (1856 - 1923) and Nora Archibald SMITH (1859 - 1934)

Time to exercise your funny bone. This fun collection of stories from around the world will make children of all ages smile and chuckle. A LAUGHING SONG When the greenwoods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it; When the meadows laugh with lively green, And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene; When Mary and Susan and Emily With their sweet round mouths sing “Ha, ha, he!” When the painted birds laugh in the shade, Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread; Come live and be merry and join with me To sing the sweet chorus of “Ha, ha, he!” William Blake. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Genre(s): Short works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Rats and Their Son-in-Law Lynne T
00:04:58
Play 02 The Mouse and the Sausage Lynne T
00:02:27
Play 03 The Three Wishes Lynne T
00:09:53
Play 04 The Fox and the Goose Lynne T
00:03:01
Play 05 If Heaven Will It Lynne T
00:02:36
Play 06 The Booby jyshrout
00:09:53
Play 07 The Months Lynne T
00:10:47
Play 08 The Stone in the Cock's Head Lynne T
00:11:37
Play 09 The Fox and the Cat Lynne T
00:04:27
Play 10 The Straw Ox Lynne T
00:08:42
Play 11 The Cat, The Cock and The Fox Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:17
Play 12 The Fox and the Dove Christine Lehman
00:03:03
Play 13 The Fox and the Hedgehog Christine Lehman
00:03:16
Play 14 The Disappointed Bear Christine Lehman
00:03:15
Play 15 Young Neverfull Christine Lehman
00:03:14
Play 16 Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Leary Lynne T
00:14:03
Play 17 The Tail Annyiee Hill
00:01:23
Play 18 Jack and the King who was a Gentleman Lynne T
00:15:41
Play 19 Hans in Luck Lynda Marie Neilson
00:15:33
Play 20 The Family Servants Annyiee Hill
00:02:04
Play 21 The Flail Which Came From the Clouds Dale Grothmann
00:02:40
Play 22 The Sole's Mouth Christine Lehman
00:02:22
Play 23 The Three Brothers Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:48
Play 24 The Wren and the Bear Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:35
Play 25 The Musicians of Bremen Wolfgang Bas
00:09:50
Play 26 The Fox and the Cat Annyiee Hill
00:02:31
Play 27 The Golden Key Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:01
Play 28 Doctor Know-All Lynne T
00:05:43
Play 29 The Fair Catherine and Pif-Paf Poltrie Annyiee Hill
00:03:38
Play 30 The Wolf and the Fox Evan Smith
00:03:50
Play 31 Discreet Hans Lynda Marie Neilson
00:08:08
Play 32 King Thrush-Beard Lynda Marie Neilson
00:12:31
Play 33 The Three Luck-Children Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:26
Play 34 The Three Sluggards Christine Lehman
00:02:06
Play 35 The Fisherman and His Wife SuperNebula
00:17:52
Play 36 The Nose-Tree Lynda Marie Neilson
00:17:48
Play 37 The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet Lynda Marie Neilson
00:13:39
Play 38 The Golden Goose Evan Smith
00:08:40
Play 39 The Young Giant Lynda Marie Neilson
00:17:42
Play 40 The Sweet Soup Evan Smith
00:02:00
Play 41 Seven at One Blow Lynda Marie Neilson
00:19:23
Play 42 The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:33
Play 43 Old Sultan Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:29
Play 44 The Nail Dale Grothmann
00:02:05
Play 45 The Fox and the Horse Dale Grothmann
00:03:25
Play 46 The Giant and the Tailor Lynda Marie Neilson
00:05:34
Play 47 The Spider and the Flea Evan Smith
00:03:13
Play 48 The Little Shepherd Boy Evan Smith
00:02:26
Play 49 The Seven Swabians Eevans
00:05:58
Play 50 The Shreds Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:11
Play 51 The Wolf and the Seven Kids Evan Smith
00:06:02
Play 52 The Elves and the Shoemaker Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:52
Play 53 King Wren Lynne T
00:06:48
Play 54 Why the Bear has a Stumpy Tail Evan Smith
00:01:41
Play 55 Three Ways to Build a House Lynda Marie Neilson
00:13:06
Play 56 How to Tell a True Princess Evan Smith
00:02:34
Play 57 The Five Servants KHand
00:12:50
Play 58 The Hare and the Fox Eevans
00:03:01
Play 59 The Story of Zirac Eevans
00:09:56
Play 60 Johnny-Cake Evan Smith
00:04:55
Play 61 The Wee, Wee Mannie Lynda Marie Neilson
00:05:16
Play 62 Sir Gammer Vans Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:32
Play 63 Tom Tit Tot Wolfgang Bas
00:12:51
Play 64 The Old Woman and Her Pig Evan Smith
00:03:49
Play 65 The Story of the Three Little Pigs Evan Smith
00:05:07
Play 66 The Three Sillies Evan Smith
00:07:01
Play 67 The Cat and the Mouse Evan Smith
00:02:23
Play 68 Hereafterthis Lynda Marie Neilson
00:08:12
Play 69 Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse PatsyAnn
00:05:23
Play 70 The Magpie's Nest Evan Smith
00:02:46
Play 71 Scrapefoot Michael Fassio
00:05:25
Play 72 The Wise Men of Gotham Annyiee Hill
00:10:18
Play 73 Henny Penny Evan Smith
00:05:29
Play 74 A Son of Adam Annyiee Hill
00:03:03
Play 75 The Happy Family Lynda Marie Neilson
00:10:23
Play 76 The Blind Man, the Deaf Man and the Donkey Lynda Marie Neilson
00:21:29
Play 77 The Alligator and the Jackal Lynda Marie Neilson
00:12:28
Play 78 Why the Fish Laughed Lynda Marie Neilson
00:16:21
Play 79 The Selfish Sparrow and the Houseless Crows Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:14
Play 80 The Lambikin Lynda Marie Neilson
00:05:14
Play 81 The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Michael Fassio
00:06:22
Play 82 The Greedy Cat Lynda Marie Neilson
00:15:58
Play 83 Well Done: Ill Paid Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:32
Play 84 Reynard and Chanticleer Lynda Marie Neilson
00:03:22
Play 85 Father Bruin in the Corner Lynda Marie Neilson
00:05:38
Play 86 Why the Sea is Salt Evan Smith
00:09:04
Play 87 Gudbrand on the Hillside Lynda Marie Neilson
00:10:34
Play 88 The Pancake Evan Smith
00:06:09
Play 89 The Death of Chanticleer Lynda Marie Neilson
00:09:33
Play 90 Reynard Wants to Taste Horse-Flesh Evan Smith
00:02:37
Play 91 Bruin and Reynard Partners Evan Smith
00:01:32
Play 92 Pork and Honey Evan Smith
00:03:13
Play 93 How Reynard Outwitted Bruin Evan Smith
00:01:59
Play 94 Nanny Who Wouldn't Go Home to Supper Evan Smith
00:08:41
Play 95 The Box with Something Pretty in it Lynda Marie Neilson
00:01:56
Play 96 The Farmer and the Troll Annyiee Hill
00:02:04
Play 97 One's Own Children Always Prettiest Lynda Marie Neilson
00:01:34
Play 98 The Princess Whom Nobody Could Silence Evan Smith
00:06:15
Play 99 The Money-Box Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:16
Play 100 The Darning-Needle Lynda Marie Neilson
00:10:02
Play 101 Master of All Masters Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:58
Play 102 Belling the Cat Evan Smith
00:02:29
Play 103 The Magpie and Her Children Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:19
Play 104 The Cock, the Cuckoo and the Black-Cock Lynda Marie Neilson
00:01:42
Play 105 The Race Between Hare and Hedgehog Michael Fassio
00:06:11
Play 106 Bruno's Story Annyiee Hill
00:04:15
Play 107 The Bluebottle Who Went Courting Annyiee Hill
00:08:16
Play 108 How Two Beetles Took Lodgings Annyiee Hill
00:13:53
Play 109 Little Tuppen PatsyAnn
00:05:53
Play 110 The Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World Lynda Marie Neilson
00:25:59
Play 111 The History of the Seven Families of Lake Pipple-Popple BettyB
00:16:27
Play 112 Wee Robin's Yule-Song Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:42
Play 113 The Giant's Shoes Lynda Marie Neilson
00:05:49
Play 114 The Farmer and the Money-Lender Evan Smith
00:05:09
Play 115 How the Sun, the Moon, and the Wind Went Out to Dinner Evan Smith
00:03:01
Play 116 Singh Rajah and the Cunning Little Jackals Lynda Marie Neilson
00:05:56
Play 117 Harisarman Lynda Marie Neilson
00:09:39
Play 118 It is Quite True Annyiee Hill
00:06:48
Play 119 Manabozho and his Toe Dale Grothmann
00:02:35
Play 120 The Most Frugal of Men Dale Grothmann
00:03:26
Play 121 The Moon-Cake Dale Grothmann
00:01:56
Play 122 The Ladle that Fell from the Moon Dale Grothmann
00:06:13
Play 123 The Young Head of the Family Lynda Marie Neilson
00:11:29
Play 124 A Dreadful Boar Dale Grothmann
00:05:32
Play 125 The Old Man and the Devils Dale Grothmann
00:05:07
Play 126 The Wonderful Tea-Kettle TJ Burns
00:10:54
Play 127 The Wonderful Mallet Lynda Marie Neilson
00:09:39
Play 128 The Tongue-Cut Sparrow Dale Grothmann
00:03:35
Play 129 Battle of the Monkey and the Crab Dale Grothmann
00:03:24
Play 130 The Cub's Triumph Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:16
Play 131 The Silly Jelly-Fish Dale Grothmann
00:06:33
Play 132 Chin-Chin Kobamama Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:50
Play 133 The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings Dale Grothmann
00:08:12
Play 134 The Three Goats Dale Grothmann
00:03:09
Play 135 The Fox Turned Shepherd Dale Grothmann
00:03:01
Play 136 The Seven Boys and the Monster Dale Grothmann
00:11:57
Play 137 The Story of Little Black Mingo Dale Grothmann
00:09:56
Play 138 The Cock and the Crested Hen Dale Grothmann
00:02:42
Play 139 The Old Woman and the Fish Dale Grothmann
00:05:05
Play 140 The Lad and the Fox Dale Grothmann
00:01:48
Play 141 The Old Woman and the Tramp Dale Grothmann
00:10:30