Heroes, Horses, and Harvest Moons Bundle: Audiobook & Illustrated Reader (The Jim Weiss Audio Collection #74) (Mixed media product)
Classic poems about nature, bravery, love, and the wild journeys of the imagination, performed by Jim Weiss and beautifully illustrated by Crystal Cregge. This Bundle includes the illustrated paperback book and the audio CD.
Includes poems by Robert Frost, Tennyson, Emily Dickinson, and many more! Also contains a brief, child-friendly introduction to each poet. Favorites such as “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” and “Casey at the Bat” are here, as well as overlooked gems like “The Pobble Who Has No Toes” and A.A. Milne’s “The King’s Breakfast.” Even struggling readers can experience the beauty of classic language by following along in the text and enjoying the gorgeous color paintings of central scenes as Jim Weiss reads.
This illustrated book and Jim Weiss’s audio version make the perfect combination: kids learn language and vocabulary when they follow along with the text and illustrations while listening to the audio performance.
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.
Crystal Cregge is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Animator who graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. She originally grew up with dreams of being a comic book artist but found her love of telling stories through imagery could be expressed in many mediums. Her work has ranged from children’s books, audiobooks, commercials, tv shows, magazines and postcards and even Virtual Reality. No matter the medium, she has worked with many notable clients to help bring their ideas to life.
In the rare moment when she isn’t making art, she can be found curled up with a good book and a great cup of coffee.