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Gail Nobles/Spreaker

An old fairytale book was introduced to me when I was a little girl. It was introduced to me by my mother who loved to read fairytales. She thought it was very important for me to read. During that time, I was not interested in reading “The Wonder Clock”. However, she made it sound so interesting when she talked about the stories, but to read it was a little boring to me. The book was a little harder to read as far as understanding it.  As I became an adult, my reading and comprehension skills became better, and I understand all of the things that my mother tried to tell me about the book. When you are a child, your mind is on playing and some things just don’t hold your attention. I didn’t like to read back then.

The Wonder Clock  has  four and twenty marvelous tales, being one for each hour of the day. The book is written and illustrated by Howard Pyle with verses by Katherine Pyle. It has 148 illustrations and has tales such as “How boots Befooled the King, The Princes Golden Hair and the Great Black Raven, Cousin Greylegs, the Great Red Fox, and Grandfather Mole.

I have an old hardback copy of the book, but I decided to buy a new paperback copy. The illustrations are always beautiful no matter how old or new the book may be. There is an audiobook version online by librivox.org/.  It would have been so nice if I had audiobooks growing up in school. We are lucky to have them today.

After hearing The Wonder Clock audiobook, I decided to do small podcasts and talk about what the chapters are about. I know that there are people that don’t like to read just as I didn’t. My mother made me interested in the book by talking about it. I could never get into reading the book all the way through when I was younger. So I put myself in a person’s shoes that does not like to read and decided to tell a little more about the book. You can hear the audiobook and my podcasts at the link podcasts below. You must start from the bottom to the top of the list.

 

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