The Wonder Garden

Frances Jenkins OLCOTT (1872 - 1963)

"Here are 150 nature myths and short stories from all parts of the World. They are the kind that children delight in -- tales of transformations of maidens into trees and fountains, of youths into flowers, and of men into birds. Blossoms, fragrance, and joy are the themes of many of these tales, while a few a tender, pathetic, or humorous." (From the Foreword of the book.) - Summary by Frances Jenkins Olcott

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Foreword Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:05:55
Play 02 THE WONDER GARDEN: The Garden of Delight; To the Children April6090
00:02:58
Play 03 ALONG THE FLOWERY WONDER PATH: Fariy Blooms; The Sweet-peas' Wings; How Marigolds Came Yellow; The Snowdrop Fairy J. Ryan Scarbrough
00:06:33
Play 04 The Little Nymph who Loved Bright Colors J. Ryan Scarbrough
00:05:17
Play 05 Hyacinth Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:03:03
Play 06 Echo and Narcissus S.E. Ross
00:09:06
Play 07 Clytie, the Heliotrope Caitlin S.
00:02:05
Play 08 Pansy-boy Aly M
00:01:51
Play 09 The Bad Poppy-seeds Aly M
00:02:37
Play 10 The Mignonette Fairy Aly M
00:03:27
Play 11 Legend of the Heart's Ease Elizabeth P.
00:01:40
Play 12 The Dragon Sin Elizabeth P.
00:02:10
Play 13 The Cup of Thanksgiving Elizabeth P.
00:01:46
Play 14 The Beauty of the Lily Elizabeth P.
00:06:29
Play 15 The Christmas Thorn of Glastonbury Elizabeth P.
00:04:34
Play 16 Forget-me-not! projund
00:01:27
Play 17 The Maiden of the White Camellias Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:06:00
Play 18 Princess Peony Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:04:12
Play 19 The Chrysanthemum Children Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:03:28
Play 20 Maiden White and Maiden Yellow ysevechan
00:03:47
Play 21 IN THE ROSE-BOWER WITH THE ROSE QUEEN: Queen Rose; Cupid in the Wild-rose Heart; Adventures of Cupid Among the Roses Jenna Rose
00:10:21
Play 22 Legend of the Anemone and the Rose Emma Charlotte
00:04:28
Play 23 The Rose-tree Queen Emma Charlotte
00:04:37
Play 24 The Blush-rose and the Sun Hannah Parrott
00:01:20
Play 25 How Moss-roses Came Hannah Parrott
00:01:14
Play 26 The Sultana of the Flowers S.E. Ross
00:01:36
Play 27 King Suleyman and the Nightingale TJ Burns
00:01:52
Play 28 The Nightingale and the Rose TJ Burns
00:04:39
Play 29 WITH THE SOARING TALKING BIRDS: The Robin; Bird Calls Suzie
00:08:02
Play 30 The Greedy Blackbird TJ Burns
00:03:06
Play 31 The Spice Bird Denise D'Abramo
00:02:43
Play 32 King Picus the Woodpecker Denise D'Abramo
00:04:18
Play 33 The Magpie Maidens Owen Cook
00:08:12
Play 34 The Boy that the Eagle Stole Owen Cook
00:02:40
Play 35 The Robe of Feathers Jillian
00:04:14
Play 36 Pan's Song Hannah Parrott
00:07:19
Play 37 WHERE FLORA REIGNS THE QUEEN OF FLOWERS: Fair Flora's Flowers; Queen Flora's Gloves; Why Crocus Holds up his Golden Cup Hannah Parrott
00:03:45
Play 38 Legend of the Frail Windflower Hannah Parrott
00:02:30
Play 39 The Primrose Son Hannah Parrott
00:02:34
Play 40 The Lilies White Hannah Parrott
00:02:42
Play 41 The Cornflower Youth Jennifer Dallman
00:02:28
Play 42 The Little Nymph who Rang the Bells Jennifer Dallman
00:02:37
Play 43 The Marigold Arrows Jennifer Dallman
00:01:59
Play 44 Fruit on the Rose-bush Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:03:04
Play 45 PLUCKING MEADOW WONDER BLOSSOMS: The Trooping Flowers; Fairy Clothes; Legend of the Trailing Arbutus Angi Bridges
00:07:47
Play 46 The Wood-violet that was a Maiden Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:03:07
Play 47 The Dandelion Fairies Shana Burns
00:01:26
Play 48 The Story that the Buttercups Told Emma Charlotte
00:01:46
Play 49 Little Princess White Chicory Franziska Paul
00:02:41
Play 50 Why the Frogs Call the Buttercups TJ Burns
00:03:25
Play 51 Little White Daisy Franziska Paul
00:03:46
Play 52 Legend of the Goldenrod Angi Bridges
00:02:12
Play 53 The Old Witch who was a Burr April6090
00:04:03
Play 54 Fairy Cowslips AbbyJay
00:01:37
Play 55 The Fox in Gloves Nemo
00:01:47
Play 56 Pan's Lovely Maid AbbyJay
00:01:12
Play 57 LISTENING TO THE MAGIC WATERS: Arethusa; The Stone that Shed Tears S.E. Ross
00:04:11
Play 58 The Weeping Waters Franziska Paul
00:03:04
Play 59 Arethusa Owen Cook
00:04:16
Play 60 Little Hylas jamiekravitz
00:03:56
Play 61 CATCHING INSECTS GREEN AND BLUE: How Endymion Made a Golden Butterfy; Chant of the Indian Children to Watasee, the Firefly; Gleam-o'-day and Princess Lotus-flower AbbyJay
00:05:29
Play 62 Prince Gloden Firefly TJ Burns
00:04:47
Play 63 Prince Butterfly and Clover Blossom Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:05:59
Play 64 Anansi the Spider-man S.E. Ross
00:09:53
Play 65 Ladybird! Ladybird! Aaron Grace
00:02:22
Play 66 The Boy who Caught Flies Julia Mikheeva
00:03:18
Play 67 Tithonus, the Grasshopper Julia Mikheeva
00:02:42
Play 68 The Morning-glory Fan aniroo
00:04:42
Play 69 WANDERING THROUGH THE ENCHANTED FOREST: Una and her Lion; The White Hare of Inaba Jillian
00:05:32
Play 70 Story of the Tiger and the Man Brandy Morgan
00:06:24
Play 71 Why Rabbits Have Yellow Hairs Angi Bridges
00:02:51
Play 72 Why the Deer Have Antlers Angi Bridges
00:02:24
Play 73 Why there are no Snakes in Ireland April6090
00:02:53
Play 74 The Last of the Serpents April6090
00:03:26
Play 75 GATHERING FRUITS STRANGE, RICH, AND RIPE: Song of the Hesperides; The Magic Strawberries BettyB
00:03:59
Play 76 The Golden Strawberries BettyB
00:01:50
Play 77 Why the Pomegranate Wears a Crown and Royal Robes BettyB
00:03:02
Play 78 The Tantalizing Fruits BettyB
00:02:33
Play 79 The Golden Apples of the Hesperides BettyB
00:05:10
Play 80 The Apple of Discord BettyB
00:07:58
Play 81 Idun and the Magic Apples BettyB
00:07:19
Play 82 DIVING THROUGH THE GREEN SEA WAVES: The Pearl; Fairy Song;The Fisherboy Urashima Nemo
00:09:16
Play 83 Prince Fireshine and Prince Firefade Nemo
00:08:43
Play 84 Arion and the Dolphin TJ Burns
00:05:06
Play 85 The Jewel Tears Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:05:31
Play 86 The Fairy Swan Song Franziska Paul
00:06:10
Play 87 ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND IN THE RAINBOW SKY: The Song of the Cloud; Why the Iris Wears Rainbow Colours Nemo
00:04:55
Play 88 Flower of the rainbow Franziska Paul
00:05:04
Play 89 The Boy whose Wings Fell off Patrick Saville
00:03:36
Play 90 The Man in the Moon MamaEzrah
00:01:51
Play 91 The Story of Jack and Jill Kelly Cash
00:02:04
Play 92 The Sheep in the Pasture Larry Wilson
00:01:54
Play 93 The Lazy Boys who became the Pleiades Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:01:58
Play 94 The Maiden in the Moon Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:01:56
Play 95 The Colours of the Rainbow Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:02:05
Play 96 The Drop of the Water of Light Aaron Grace
00:10:50
Play 97 The Halcyon Birds MamaEzrah
00:05:59
Play 98 The Bag of Winds MamaEzrah
00:07:32
Play 99 WITH FLASH O' FIRE AND GLINT O' GOLD: How the Cyclops made ├ćneas' Armour in Vulcan's Forge; The Golden Gift of King Midas Patrick Saville
00:07:26
Play 100 Little White Rabbit Patrick Saville
00:06:32
Play 101 The Wicked Fairies Patrick Saville
00:06:09
Play 102 The Man who Brought Fire Patrick Saville
00:05:07
Play 103 Why Unlucky Iron Kills Patrick Saville
00:06:41
Play 104 WITH SNOW ELVES IN SNOW HILLS: The Snow Elves; Snow-blanche AbbyJay
00:07:24
Play 105 The Snowball Hares AbbyJay
00:01:37
Play 106 Why the Snow is White Nemo
00:01:55
Play 107 How the First Snowdrop Came Larry Wilson
00:01:31
Play 108 The Garden of Frost Flowers Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:10:00
Play 109 SECRETS OF THE WHISPERING TREES: Song; Old-man-who-made-the-trees-to-blossom Blainej
00:04:18
Play 110 The Daughter of the Laurel Blainej
00:02:49
Play 111 White Flowering Almond Denise D'Abramo
00:02:23
Play 112 Orpheus who Made the Trees to Dance Blainej
00:03:57
Play 113 Erysichthon the Hungry Blainej
00:04:00
Play 114 The Wind in the Pine Jillian
00:06:28
Play 115 The Maple Leaf for ever! Blainej
00:04:16
Play 116 Daphne Blainej
00:04:15
Play 117 WITH MARVELLOUS FARM THINGS: The Green Plumes of Mondamin; The Proud Buckwheat Blainej
00:05:06
Play 118 Father Mybrow and the Fairies Blainej
00:04:26
Play 119 The Witch Cat April6090
00:02:51
Play 120 Why Dogs Have Long Tongues Angi Bridges
00:04:01
Play 121 Potato! Potato! Diane Alailima
00:05:27
Play 122 The Duck-feather Man Diane Alailima
00:03:30
Play 123 The Potato-choosing Boy Diane Alailima
00:07:28
Play 124 The Turkey-given Corn Angi Bridges
00:09:26
Play 125 The Pet Turkey whose Feelings were Hurt Angi Bridges
00:08:33
Play 126 Peach Boy's Rice-cakes Larry Wilson
00:07:12
Play 127 The Seven Corn Maidens Angi Bridges
00:08:43
Play 128 Legend of the Corn Angi Bridges
00:02:39
Play 129 The Ram with the Golden Fleece Jeepsterblue
00:09:21
Play 130 The Enchanted Swine Larry Wilson
00:11:05
Play 131 The Winged Horse Aaron Grace
00:07:03
Play 132 The Snow-white Bull Foon
00:06:19
Play 133 The Girl who Trod on a Loaf Jeepsterblue
00:09:27
Play 134 ALL THE HAPPY WONDER MONTHS: The Four Sweet Months; The Four Seasons of the Year; Old Man Coyote and Summer in a Bag AbbyJay
00:05:28
Play 135 The Old Woman who Met the Months April6090
00:03:13
Play 136 The Reed that was a Maiden Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:04:11
Play 137 The Reeds that Told a Secret Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:05:02
Play 138 The Hundred-headed Daffodil April6090
00:07:49
Play 139 Mariora Floriora Nemo
00:07:42
Play 140 The Wooing of Pomona Owen Cook
00:06:40
Play 141 The New Year April6090
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