King Arthur and His Knights Bundle: Audiobook and Companion Reader (The Jim Weiss Audio Collection #72) (Mixed media product)
In a time of fear and danger, will Merlin’s magic, Lancelot’s bravery, and Arthur’s wisdom be enough to unite the kingdom and bring peace?
In this bundle (illustrated book and CD audiobook), beloved storyteller Jim Weiss brings tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with action, wonder, and humor.
Gorgeous paintings and whimsical medieval style illuminated illustrations by Rebecca Sorge will fascinate and delight young readers. This beautifully illustrated Companion Reader is an exact transcript of the award-winning storytelling performance, available in audio CD from Well-Trained Mind Press. The Reader can be enjoyed on its own or used along with the recorded performance to build strong language skills. It also includes instructions for casting, preparing, and staging a play of King Arthur’s adventures, along with a full script.
Listen to the Jim Weiss stories on the CD, read along in the book to improve fluency, vocabulary, and grammar, and then speak great words and sentences out loud by practicing and performing the play based on the stories. Jim’s entertaining and literate audio tales make long car rides and rainy days a joy rather than a trial and introduce children to the great stories and sophisticated language of the world’s classics.
Winning hundreds of awards, Jim’s recordings range on the literary side from fairy tales through stories from Shakespeare, Dickens and Conan Doyle, while his history recordings bring to vivid life major historical events and personalities from the ancient world through the twentieth century.
The inspiration for all this began early, with parents and grandparents who told stories and read aloud to him, skills which Jim joyously acquired, and which led him to a degree in Communications and Speech from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later, his wife, Randy, earned her own national awards as a teacher and counselor, and their shared passion for learning led to forming their company in 1989, long before the explosion of spoken word recordings made this a "sensible" decision. The recordings began winning listeners and national awards from the first. A few years ago, the Weiss's licensed their recordings and business operations to Well-Trained Mind Press, which has successfully introduced Jim's work into still more markets, while Jim continues to write, record, teach and perform.