Puck of Pook’s Hill

Rudyard Kipling and Words and Pictures

Wanda McCaddon (Narrator)

08-01-94

5hrs 35min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Classics

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08-01-94

5hrs 35min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

“A brilliant reading…one of the premier family listening events of the year. The story has everything listeners could want: enchantment, high adventure, battles, intrigue, all wrapped up in romantic poetic language…brought exquisitely to life by [Wanda McCaddon]. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

On Midsummer’s Eve, Dan and Una enact A Midsummer Night’s Dream three times over—right under Pook’s Hill. That is how they meet Puck, “the oldest Old Thing in England,” and the last of the People of the Hills.

Through Puck, they are introduced to the nearly forgotten pages of old England’s history and to characters that can illuminate their own historical predicaments. The god Weland is freed from an unwanted heathen immortality by a novice monk, Hugh, who goes on to become a warrior and leader. The centurion, Parnesius, shows an insight which is absent from the higher echelons of the declining Roman Empire in cooperating with the Picts.

Originally published in 1906, this collection of ten stories and accompanying poems were intended for both adults and children.

Praise

“A brilliant reading…one of the premier family listening events of the year. The story has everything listeners could want: enchantment, high adventure, battles, intrigue, all wrapped up in romantic poetic language…brought exquisitely to life by [Wanda McCaddon]. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“[Wanda McCaddon]…has the requisite British accent and very good judgment as to how to make the tales exciting yet believable.” Wilson Library Bulletin

“Enchanting…A book which will delight every boy and girl…and will be devoured with a thrill of pleasure by the ‘grown-ups.’” The Spectator (London)

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Language English
Release Day Jul 31, 1994
Release Date August 1, 1994
Release Date Machine 775699200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Children's Books, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anthologies & Short Stories, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Anthologies & Short Stories, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Evergreen Classics
Author Bio
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born of English parents in Bombay, India. At seventeen, he began work as a journalist and over the next seven years established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and army life, including such classics as The Jungle Book and Kim. In 1907 he became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.

Narrator Bio
Wanda McCaddon

Wanda McCaddon (d. 2023) narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, sometimes with the pseudonym Nadia May or Donada Peters. She earned the prestigious Audio Award for best narration and numerous Earphones Awards. She was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

On Midsummer’s Eve, Dan and Una enact A Midsummer Night’s Dream three times over—right under Pook’s Hill. That is how they meet Puck, “the oldest Old Thing in England,” and the last of the People of the Hills.

Through Puck, they are introduced to the nearly forgotten pages of old England’s history and to characters that can illuminate their own historical predicaments. The god Weland is freed from an unwanted heathen immortality by a novice monk, Hugh, who goes on to become a warrior and leader. The centurion, Parnesius, shows an insight which is absent from the higher echelons of the declining Roman Empire in cooperating with the Picts.

Originally published in 1906, this collection of ten stories and accompanying poems were intended for both adults and children.

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