This week we will be listening to the Sleepy Bookshelf: classic works of fiction, adapted and narrated by host Elizabeth Grace to help you relax.
Tonight, Elizabeth reads “Fable 1: The Frost King, or, the Power of Love” from Flower Fables, by Louisa May Alcott, originally published in 1854.
This work contains wildly imaginative stories that grew out of Alcott’s experience as a storyteller to the children of her Concord, Connecticut, neighbors. Through these enticing encounters with fairies, elves, and animals, the author creates a foundation for young people based on the themes of love, kindness, and responsibility.
These stories are part of a large body of fantasy fiction the author wrote throughout her career. Each story features adventures of elves and fairy sprites in fairyland and are imbued with the lushness of Alcott’s love of the natural world.
We hope you enjoyed listening to the Sleepy Bookshelf. If you did, feel free to explore their full library of over 30 audiobooks. There is something for everyone! If you wish to listen to more of these episodes, check out Spotify or Audible or Apple Podcasts.
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