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Auryaun's Bedtime Stories

[Please note, I've chosen to not use this service any longer. You can subscribe to my podcast via iTunes or by using Feedburner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AuryaunsBedtimeStories. The community here is great--but this is a beloved hobby for me and I'm not in a position to use the Pro service to get the space I'd need to continue.]I often read to The Child Person at bedtime, and I recently decided to causally record these while I read them, to share with The Internet People.I generally read a couple of chapters at bedtime, but I'm recording them one chapter at a time, to make sharing them a lot simpler. I'm not spending a lot of time doing these, but I hope you enjoy them, anyway.The reading style I use here is a deliberate, narrative one, as opposed to an interpretive one. I might do some interpretive readings down the road, since I love it so much.

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Little House on the Prairie, Ch. 1: Going West

Pa decides the Big Woods have become too crowded, and moves the family to the High Prairie of Kansas. This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name. There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest. Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

18mins

19 Mar 2014

Rank #1

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Little House on the Prairie-Ch. 2 Crossing the Creek

The family encounters a surprise when crossing the creek. This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name. There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest. Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

15mins

29 Mar 2014

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Little House in the Big Woods: The Deer in the Wood

It's autumn, and the days are growing cold. Pa goes out to the Big Woods one evening to shoot a deer, but comes back empty-handed. This is one of the later chapters, as the earlier sound clips have been lost. With positive feedback, I'll consider re-recording them, so you can enjoy the whole book. Laura Ingalls Wilder on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Little House Books on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Little_House_on_the_Prairie_books More about the American Homestead Act of 1862: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/homestead-act/

8mins

16 Mar 2014

Rank #3

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Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 7: The Wolf-Pack

Pa makes a visit to other settlers in the area while the family enjoys their newly-built home. That evening, they have a frightening encounter with the local wildlife. This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name. There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest. Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

23mins

25 May 2014

Rank #4

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Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 6: Moving In

The family moves in to their newly-built log cabin on the prairie before there's even a proper roof. Pa feels more strongly than ever that he'll always want to live on this land. Pa decides the Big Woods have become too crowded, and moves the family to the High Prairie of Kansas. This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name. There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest. Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

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25 May 2014

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