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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 2nd, 2021, 2:36 pm

The Emerald Story Book, by Various ( - )

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There is no richer theme for children’s stories than the miracle of Spring. The selections in “The Emerald Story Book” aim to serve the young reader’s interest in three ways. Some of the myths and legends are interesting or amusing because flowers, insects, or birds are presented as personalities and emphasise human qualities or feelings. Some of the stories and poems contribute to the child’s store of knowledge by attracting his attention to some fact, beauty, or blessing in nature which may have escaped his notice. Still others make an appeal by suggesting or affirming the abiding hope symbolised in the thought, “See the land her Easter keeping.”

The child’s heart is filled with the joy of spring,—with the rapture expressed in the thrush’s song which Mrs. Ewing describes. “Fresh water and green woods, ambrosial sunshine and sun-flecked shade, chattering brooks[vi] and rustling leaves, glade and sward and dell. Lichens and cool mosses, feathered ferns and flowers. Green leaves! Green leaves! Joy! Joy!”
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 3rd, 2021, 5:59 pm

[Trying out the new first post template!]

Some of these sections are short poems. There are only a few. I have thought about it and think it's best to use the standard intro/outro for these poems since they are part of a larger project.

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Post by mleigh » February 3rd, 2021, 6:28 pm

Ooh, I definitely want 54. But I'll go look at the book for a couple of other sections.


I'd also like 31 The House Wren by Neltji Blanchan

but I have a question about it. The TOC lists the poem separately with a separate author. Since you haven't I'm assuming you want the poem read within the story. Do you want the title and author for the poem mentioned or not? I'm not sure of the best way to proceed.

Thanks,

M

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 3rd, 2021, 7:25 pm

Thanks for starting us off M!

Since the poem comes in the middle of the House Wren section, I'd like it read as one section. Pause before and after the poem, but no need to give the title or the author at that point. Then at the end, please say: "the Poem, The Little Brown Wren which was included in this story was written by Clinton Scollard, end of section ##"

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Post by BettyB » February 3rd, 2021, 10:10 pm

May I claim 6 and 18..

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 4th, 2021, 8:35 am

Of course Betty. Thank you.

Let's move over to Readers Wanted to keep the launch pad tidy ...

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Post by Carod » February 5th, 2021, 8:36 am

Could I claim 5, The Selfish Giant?

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Post by thood » February 5th, 2021, 11:19 am

Can I claim 1, 2, 3 and 4?
Thanks :D

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 5th, 2021, 11:28 am

Carod wrote:
February 5th, 2021, 8:36 am
Could I claim 5, The Selfish Giant?

Caro
Yes Caro. Thank you for joining us. I've updated the MW with your claim.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 5th, 2021, 11:36 am

thood wrote:
February 5th, 2021, 11:19 am
Can I claim 1, 2, 3 and 4?
Thanks :D
Hi thood. I'll mark you down for sections 1-4.

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Post by Carod » February 6th, 2021, 4:41 am

Section 5 uploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/emeraldstorybook_05_various_128kb.mp3 10:44

Can I claim sections 12, 15, 18, 27, 34, 39, 47, 48, 57 and 58 please?

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Post by Carod » February 6th, 2021, 7:26 am

Apologies, I see that 18 is taken. But I'd like to do the others please.

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Post by KimL » February 6th, 2021, 7:29 am

Hello,

Could I be assigned Section 7, Brier Rose?

Thank you,
Kim L.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 6th, 2021, 8:19 am

Carod wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 4:41 am
Section 5 uploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/emeraldstorybook_05_various_128kb.mp3 10:44

Can I claim sections 12, 15, 18, 27, 34, 39, 47, 48, 57 and 58 please?

Caro
Thank you Caro. I've assigned these sections to you sans 18.
MaryAnn

Edit: Sec 5 is PL OK. Lovely story and very well done.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 6th, 2021, 8:19 am

KimL wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 7:29 am
Hello,

Could I be assigned Section 7, Brier Rose?

Thank you,
Kim L.
Kim,
Welcome to our project! Glad to have you on board. I've assigned section 7 to you.
MaryAnn

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