The Topaz Story Book: Stories and Legends of Autumn, Hallowe'en, and Thanksgiving

Ada M. SKINNER (1878 - ?) and Eleanor L. SKINNER (1872 - ?)

From the Introduction: "Nature stories, legends, and poems appeal to the young reader’s interest in various ways. Some of them suggest or reveal certain facts which stimulate a spirit of investigation and attract the child’s attention to the beauty and mystery of the world. Others serve an excellent purpose by quickening his sense of humour."

This is a charming collection of stories, legends, and poems about autumn harvest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving translated from the Danish, French, German, and others. There are animal stories and poems by some very famous authors and poets. All in all, this is a wonderful book for young people, and older people as well. "When the Frost is on the Pumpkin ..." - Summary by Nan Dodge

Genre(s): Animals & Nature, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Each in His Own Tongue Larry Wilson
00:00:36
Play 02 Nipon and King of the Northland Sonia
00:11:07
Play 03 Prince Autumn Nefeli Vidali
00:15:26
Play 04 Scarf of the Lady Nan Dodge
00:06:40
Play 05 Sickle Moon Larry Wilson
00:04:12
Play 06 Winter's Herald Nan Dodge
00:07:51
Play 07 Jack Frost Larry Wilson
00:01:33
Play 08 Pumpkin Giant Nan Dodge
00:21:18
Play 09 Lady White & Lady Yellow Foon
00:03:38
Play 10 The Shet-Up Posy Nan Dodge
00:07:51
Play 11 The Gay Little King Maria de Fátima da Silva
00:14:29
Play 12 The Story of Opal livhardy
00:19:38
Play 13 Selection livhardy
00:00:38
Play 14 Lost: The Summer Larry Wilson
00:01:04
Play 15 By the Wayside Larry Wilson
00:00:26
Play 16 The King's Candles Matt Bounds
00:05:29
Play 17 Legend of the Golden Rod Foon
00:02:45
Play 18 Golden-Rod Larry Wilson
00:00:39
Play 19 The Little Weed Foon
00:01:45
Play 20 Golden Rod and Purple Aster Sarah Brown
00:03:27
Play 21 Wild Asters Sarah Brown
00:00:39
Play 22 Silver-rod Nan Dodge
00:02:26
Play 23 Pimpernel, The Shepherd's Clock Larry Wilson
00:00:51
Play 24 Legend of the Gentian Robin Lamb
00:01:39
Play 25 Queen Aster thestorygirl
00:18:24
Play 26 The Weeds Lauren Pedersen
00:10:55
Play 27 Autumn Fires Larry Wilson
00:00:37
Play 28 To an Autumn Leaf Robin Lamb
00:00:32
Play 29 Why Autumn Leaves are Red Matt Bounds
00:06:31
Play 30 The Anxious Leaf thestorygirl
00:03:22
Play 31 How the Chestnut Burrs Became April6090
00:01:49
Play 32 The Merry Wind Larry Wilson
00:00:49
Play 33 Autumn Among the Birds Robin Lamb
00:02:51
Play 34 The Kind Old Oak April6090
00:01:37
Play 35 The Tree Maria de Fátima da Silva
00:01:18
Play 36 Coming and Going Nan Dodge
00:04:25
Play 37 Legend of the Willow Tree Sonia
00:04:06
Play 38 Autumn Fashions Maria de Fátima da Silva
00:01:48
Play 39 Pomona's Best Gift Maria de Fátima da Silva
00:00:43
Play 40 Pomona Sonia
00:04:23
Play 41 In the Orchard Larry Wilson
00:00:34
Play 42 Johnny Appleseed Matt Bounds
00:03:44
Play 43 Red Apple Larry Wilson
00:00:39
Play 44 The Three Golden Apples Matt Bounds
00:28:31
Play 45 October: Orchard of the Year thestorygirl
00:01:42
Play 46 November Nan Dodge
00:00:32
Play 47 Woodland Animals Larry Wilson
00:00:34
Play 48 The Pretending Woodchuck Lauren Pedersen
00:16:12
Play 49 Mrs. Bunny's Dinner Party Sonia
00:06:01
Play 50 The Nutcrackers of Nutcracker Lodge Mitzi
00:11:01
Play 51 Bushy's Bravery April6090
00:05:24
Play 52 Nut Gatherers Maria de Fátima da Silva
00:01:08
Play 53 When the Frost is On the Pumpkin Robin Lamb
00:00:45
Play 54 Origin of the Indian Corn Nan Dodge
00:03:21
Play 55 Song of Hiawatha Foon
00:00:31
Play 56 O-Na-Tah Nan Dodge
00:03:52
Play 57 Mondamin Larry Wilson
00:01:14
Play 58 The Discontented Pumpkin Maria de Fátima da Silva
00:03:39
Play 59 Bob White Matt Bounds
00:01:26
Play 60 The Little Pumpkin Sonia
00:06:13
Play 61 Autumn Larry Wilson
00:00:44
Play 62 The News Foon
00:00:37
Play 63 How There Came To Be a Katy-did Foon
00:02:41
Play 64 Old Dame Cricket Foon
00:01:05
Play 65 Miss Katy-did and Miss Cricket Gleeble
00:08:50
Play 66 The Cricket Foon
00:00:37
Play 67 Shadow March Foon
00:00:54
Play 68 Twinkling Feet's Hallowe'en Nan Dodge
00:11:43
Play 69 Jack-o'-Lantern Robin Lamb
00:00:30
Play 70 The Elfin Knight Nan Dodge
00:08:54
Play 71 The Courteous Prince Nan Dodge
00:07:44
Play 72 Jack-o'-Lantern Song Gleeble
00:01:40
Play 73 Selection Larry Wilson
00:00:51
Play 74 The Queer Little Baker Man Nan Dodge
00:08:28
Play 75 A Turkey for the Stuffing Maria de Fátima da Silva
00:08:22
Play 76 Pumpkin Pie Foon
00:01:14
Play 77 Mrs. November's Party elizaswann
00:12:01
Play 78 The Debut of Dan'l Webster Nan Dodge
00:23:12
Play 79 The Green Corn Dance Nan Dodge
00:09:52
Play 80 Thanksgiving Foon
00:01:39
Play 81 The Two Alms, or The Thanksgiving Day Gift Sonia
00:05:05
Play 82 Thanksgiving Psalm Larry Wilson
00:00:51
Play 83 The Crown of the Year Larry Wilson
00:01:23