The Phoenix and the Carpet (version 3 Dramatic Reading)

E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924)

Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane need a new carpet for the nursery, but it turns out to be a magic carpet containing a phoenix egg! They discover how to hatch the egg, but a magical creature with a big ego and a wishing carpet that can read but not talk leads straight to another hilarious series of adventures! Throw in a thief, a cook, a lot of cats and a cow, and stir well with a Phoenix feather for a recipe for excitement...

The second book of the "Psammead" trilogy, following on directly after "Five Children and It" sees the children once again being caught up in magic events which, despite their best intentions, cause chaos and usually result in their being sent to bed! (Summary by Beth Thomas)
Narrated by Beth Thomas
Phoenix: Peter Yearsley
Anthea: Arielle Lipshaw
Cyril: Aaron M. Lebowitz
Robert: Lydia
Jane: Rachel

Other characters read by: Amy Deuchler, Diane Alailima, Ezwa, Jenna Eleni, Jennifer Fournier, Kangaroo, KHand, Larry Wilson,Leanne Yau, Sonia, ToddHW, Tomas Peter, Twinkle, Vicki Hibbins,

Edited by: Kim, Devorah Allen, Arielle Lipshaw, and Rachel

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Dramatis Personae Group 00:03:18
Play 01 Chapter 1: The Egg Group 00:32:15
Play 02 Chapter 2: The Topless Tower Group 00:32:15
Play 03 Chapter 3: The Queen Cook Group 00:36:01
Play 04 Chapter 4: The Two Bazaars Group 00:29:19
Play 05 Chapter 5: The Temple Group 00:33:38
Play 06 Chapter 6: Doing Good Group 00:25:37
Play 07 Chapter 7: Mews from Persia Group 00:27:22
Play 08 Chapter 8: The Cats, The Cow, and The Burglar Group 00:27:26
Play 09 Chapter 9: The Burglar's Bride Group 00:26:57
Play 10 Chapter 10: The Hole in the Carpet Group 00:24:41
Play 11 Chapter 11: The Beginning of the End Group 00:24:34
Play 12 Chapter 12: The End of the End Group 00:26:56