Based on ´´Travels in West Africa´´ by Mary Kingsley, this is the account of a Victorian lady´s journeys up the rivers of West Africa in the 1890s. AUTHOR: Mary Kingsley was born in 1862. She was trapped by the conventions of her time until her parents died but then, with an income of £500, she was free to travel and in 1893 went to Africa. Travelling alone in small steamers and native canoes, which she learned to handle, she went deep into the jungle, learning about the spiritual lives of the African tribes and collecting specimens of fish for the British Museum. Her books were popular, funny and contentious and her views on missionaries were trenchant. After publishing her first book Mary Kingsley returned to West Africa. During the Boer War she worked in the military hospitals in South Africa where she died of typhus. ADAPTER: Nick McCarty has been a professional writer for forty years and has written for television shows such as Bergerac, The Onedin Line, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Z-Cars and General Hospital. He has also scripted award-winning radio drama adaptations including A Tale of Two Cities, Dan Dare, Hard Times, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Dracula as well as many original plays for both the BBC and Commercial Radio. READER: Philippa Urquhart has been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She has worked extensively in Repertory Theatres across England and Scotland, and has appeared in London´s West End. Her many TV credits include Lillian Cartland in Tenko, and Miss Briggs in Vanity Fair, for the BBC. Films include Laughter In The Dark and Children Of Men. Her one woman show The Turn Of The Screw, adapted from the famous ghost story by Henry James, continues to tour successfully across the UK and worldwide. MUSIC: The drums are played by children from the Kakua Primary School, Sierra Leone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philippa Urquhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crim/000001/bk_crim_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Hippos of Hippopolis have teamed up with their friends to bring you an audiobook about learning your letters. Join your favorite hippos and their friends as they have fun learning A to Z. From an autumn afternoon with Alligator to Zebra taking Hippo to Zippy Pizza where the sauce is Zesty. Every minute is a delightful learning moment for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia M. Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089061/bk_acx0_089061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s more fun than learning your colors with a bunch of silly hippos? The Hippos of Hippopolis want to help your child learn their colors and several patterns too. Your child will love the rhythmic alliteration and silly hippos. Your child will be asking for this book each night. ´´Preschool learning is meant to be fun, and what is more fun than colorful hippos? With humorous alliteration [and] exciting adjectives...father-daughter duo Brock and Waverly Eastman have created a book that will make learning exciting for parents and children alike!´´ (Ann Hibbard, Senior Editor of HEDUA - Home Educating Family Association) The Hippos of Hippopolis are waiting to meet you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia M. Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089943/bk_acx0_089943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to count with these fun hippos. Your preschooler will learn their numbers one through 10 with easy rhymes and silly hippos. The book includes several activities to deepen your child´s understanding in a fun but educational way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia M. Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088883/bk_acx0_088883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wake up with Little Hippo and spend the day with the Hippo family. Kids will love the rhythmic flow of the story and relate Little Hippo´s experiences to their own. A delightful listen that takes your kids through emotions they experience each day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia M. Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088502/bk_acx0_088502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this edition of the Montessori at Home Guide series, you, the parent or caregiver, get 101 practical activities to help your 2-6 year old learn in a Montessori-inspired way. A. M. Sterling´s 101 Montessori-Inspired Activities for Children Ages 2-6 contains favorite activities along with activities submitted for inclusion by well-known Montessori bloggers such as Anastasia of the Montessori Nature blog, Diane from the When Hippos Talk blog, and more. This easy-to-understand guide is created to quickly fill your child´s learning environment with activities that help them attain and sharpen these necessary skills: gross and fine motor, cognitive, logic, dexterity, hand/eye coordination, and more. These activities also teach practical life skills, including self-care and care of the environment, as well as getting children started in food preparation. For each activity in this book, there will soon be released an associated children´s story book. Each of the 101 children´s story books will be Montessori inspired. The books will be based on the lives of real children, teaching respect for other cultures. They will contain, not only real life situations that a child can learn from, but the main character in each story will complete an activity from this book to possibly generate interest. We feel that these Montessori-inspired children´s story books will be an excellent complement to the resource we hope this activity book can become for you. Montessori learning is gaining popularity across the globe as more and more Montessori schools open. The Montessori at Home Guide series helps you bring this incredibly effective way of learning home as well. You love you children and want to give them the very best. Give them the best learning method to achieve their true potential. Give your children the gift of Montessori. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andreina Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075720/bk_acx0_075720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.