In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. They come in droves, busloads of tourists shepherded down through modern streets, shops, and stalls, past souvenir stands and hordes of local guides offering insight and spectacle. From all across the world they come to the Italian region of Campania, to walk the cobbles of ancient streets, peer at frescoes, marvel at sculptures, and visit the remnants of historic villas, bath-houses, and even brothels. In 2003, it was estimated these international visitors contributed some $35 million dollars to the Italian economy. A feature of the Grand Tour, an educational rite of passage for wealthy travelers from the mid-1600s to the mid-1800s, Pompeii has long been a popular destination for tourists; in 2008, an estimated 2.5 million tourists visited it. The type of tourists also changed over time. In 79 AD, the year Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was actually the equivalent of a resort town for wealthy Romans. Over 1500 years later, it was only the wealthy elite who could afford to travel, trekking through Italy to examine culture, art and the roots of Western civilization. They sought exposure to the relics of classical antiquity while deepening language skills, broadening aristocratic connections, commissioning paintings and generally mingling with the higher social classes of the Continent. In more contemporary times, increases in the technology of transportation allowed the movement of people from multiple social classes, scales of wealth and cultural backgrounds. The style of traveler has altered, but the attractions of Pompeii have not. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089121/bk_acx0_089121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seb and his sister Sam live in a narrow Edinburgh street, full of second-hand shops. At the start of this collection of stories, Seb and Sam are looking forward to a holiday in the Greek islands with their parents, Isabella and Torquil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Karpf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003992/bk_bbcw_003992_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a new store called The Game Spot opens in their town, the Aldens are thrilled. But it’s not fun and games when the other shops at Crossroads Mall are robbed. What’s more, letters are disappearing from the sign in front of the shopping center! It all seems to spell a new mystery for the Boxcar Children.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001315/bk_oasi_001315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No more chocolate! It´s a new century and the government in power is called the ´´Good For You Party´´. They close down all the burger bars and chip shops and they even ban chocolate - a step too far for Huntley and his chum, Smudger. They devise a plan to beat the chocolate plan with amazing results. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000123/bk_csaw_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Turnip is the third of three short stories in Silly Stories About Vegetables, Book Two, created by British author Paul Cook - author of the Pete the Bee stories. This short story is about a turnip that wreaks havoc in the village as it rolls and bounces through the park and in and out of the church and shops. Silly Stories About Vegetables can be played by parents to young children or, alternatively, listened to and enjoyed by children aged seven years old and upwards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118025/bk_acx0_118025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our story takes place in the small village of Dragon Point, Maine, population 3,283--which doesn´t include Mr. Nichols´ dog, Shakespeare, or Tati´s black cat, Whisper. You are probably wondering where the name Dragon Point came from. Well, there is a beautiful rock formation that sits high above the town, which is unmistakably in the shape of a dragon, thus the name Dragon Point. It is a picturesque location that attracts tourists from all over the world. They come to Dragon Point to enjoy the rugged coastline and the excellent cuisine and to explore the tiny shops that line Main Street. There are a number of fancy boutiques and an unusual number of antique shops. Now, this is where it gets interesting, you see. The antique shops are filled with the most unique, strange, and hard-to-find antiquities. They contain bits of the past and mysteries of the future, and their proprietors are well versed on the oddest of subjects. Yes, Dragon Point is quite an interesting place for many reasons you will soon understand. This quaint coastal village is steeped in history. The old homes and shops are built on land that was once inhabited by sea captains, Native Americans, and maybe even a pirate or two. So one could understand that there could very well be a spirit lingering here and there. And yes, you are right, there are probably even hidden passageways in the old historical homes, unexplored caves along the coast, and things that would intrigue and capture the attention and the imaginations of the Fearless Five: five children whose names sound ordinary enough but believe me, they are not ordinary children by any means, nor are their adventures. Somehow, and for some cosmic reason, their paths were meant to cross. Call it destiny or fate that brought them together at this point in time, in this small village of Dragon Point, Maine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kat Marlowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030096/bk_acx0_030096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James was nine years old, but the mountain must be even older, much much older. James had always lived in the village at the bottom of the mountain. It was a small village, just three shops, two petrol stations, one pub, a church and a school, James´s school. James had been going to school for nearly five years now, and every day as he walked to school he could see the mountain looming high up above the village. People came to stay in the village just to climb the mountain and then leave, his mum and dad called them tourists. But James had never seen anyone from the village climb it, which to James seemed totally weird and wrong and he was determined to find out why. This is his story, the story of James and The Mountain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Cardwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135332/bk_acx0_135332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.