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Sit back and enjoy a good listen with master storyteller Jim Weiss. A true artist at both composition and vocals, Jim pumps life into classics and tales ranging from humorous to historical. We've received accolades from homeschoolers and reviewers across the nation, not to mention the numerous prestigious awards these products have garnered. After listening to several sample tapes, we heartily agree! Great for road trips, sick rooms, or just a quiet time of sharing together, put on your imagination and one of these CDs, and lose yourself for an hour or so in a great adventure or lighthearted tale.



My children grew up with storyteller Jim Weiss. I had no nanny to help me with young children at home but Mr. Weiss's stories held them captive. While his smooth talk filled their ears I could mop the kitchen floor or assemble two casseroles (one for the freezer), clean out the hall closet or sew some curtains, with little interruption.

As my children grew, their craving for audio did, too. Their tastes matured and Jim Weiss accommodated them. He kept telling new stories. He has quite an impressive collection of them now. All are excellently produced, deservedly winning top awards over the years.

In the 1990s we met Mr. Weiss in person. Our whole family gathered round to hear his story of detective Sherlock Holmes in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle." Talking with him ten years later revealed no lack of enthusiasm for what he does. For instance, he told me about his a long-awaited holiday in Italy where he and his wife researched and enjoyed some first-hand observation of the Italian Renaissance painters. As he shared particulars with me about the lives of the painters he did so with a certain eye-opening admiration. You will find "Masters of the Renaissance" educational as well as entertaining just as you will so many of his other stories, "Galileo and the Stargazers," "Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America," "Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers," "The Queen's Pirate," etc. If you have little children (age 3-up) you might like to start with "Good Luck Duck."

The freedom to read aloud from a myriad of good books, fact and fiction, throughout the day is a wonderful way to home educate. It increases reading comprehension naturally, encouraging literacy in many ways. In our home school general knowledge was gained by various means, by my reading aloud, by the children's silent reading, by DVD and by audio - lots of audio - during the leisure hours of the day. The story telling of Jim Weiss will broaden your child's educational experience but his CDs are meant to enhance the reading already taking place in your home. You can cleverly attach them to a time period you are studying. Or listen to them anytime. With that said... I'll confess. It is nice, too, to have a nanny on hand, discretely, during the "nanny hour" - that critical time when you need to get supper on the table.

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Masters of the Renaissance CD Item #: 037705
Grades: 2-Adult
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Galileo and the Stargazers CD Item #: 007503
Grades: PreK-Adult
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Shakespeare for Children CD Item #: 007913
Grades: PreK-Adult
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Greek Myths CD Item #: 007911
Grades: PreK-Adult
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Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths CD Item #: 007501
Grades: PreK-Adult
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King Arthur and His Knights CD Item #: 007870
Grades: PreK-Adult
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Thomas Jefferson's America CD Item #: 035565
Grades: 2-Adult
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Christmas Carol CD Item #: 001787
Grades: PreK-6
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George Washington: First in the Hearts of His Countrymen CD Item #: 013932
Grades: PreK-Adult
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Animal Tales CD Item #: 002469
Grades: PreK-6
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Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers CD Item #: 048507
Grades: PreK-Adult
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American Tall Tales Audio CD Item #: 026518
Grades: K-Adult
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Queens Pirate: Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake CD Item #: 016972
Grades: PreK-Adult
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Julius Caesar and The Story of Rome CD Item #: 046314
Grades: 3-Adult
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Women in Blue or Gray: True Stories from the Civil War CD Item #: 050935
Grades: 2-Adult
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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch CD Item #: 046312
Grades: 3-Adult
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She & He: Adventures in Mythology CD Item #: 003255
Grades: PreK-Adult
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Tales From Cultures Far and Near CD Item #: 003256
Grades: PreK-Adult
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer CD Item #: 026514
Grades: 2-Adult
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Famously Funny! Collection of Stories & Poems Item #: 030823
Grades: 5-Adult
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First Stories to Last a Lifetime CD Item #: 013887
Grades: PreK-Adult
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