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by Jennifer Donnelly,Washington Irving


Start reading Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Puffin Classics) on your Kindle in under a minute. After hearing a discussion of Washington Irving's classic on the Diane Rehm Show earlier this week, I decided to re-read it in honor of Halloween.

Start reading Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Puffin Classics) on your Kindle in under a minute. After all, it is relatively short and wouldn't require a commitment of an excessive amount of time, so it was something I could easily accomplish before the spooks and goblins descended on Halloween night.

208 pages, softcover. Rip Van Winkle & Other Stories (9780141330921) by Washington Irving, Jennifer Donnelly. Written by the father of the American Short Story, this collection of stories includes the legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle; the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane, who met the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow; the spectre bridegroom who turned out to be happily substantial; and the pride of an English village and the come-uppance of the over-zealous Mountjoy. These witty, perceptive and captivating tales range from fantasy to romance. Ages 10 & up, Grade 5 & up. 208 pages, softcover.

Jennifer Donnelly (Goodreads Author) (Introduction). Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories, with eBook (Audio CD). ISBN: 0141330929 (ISBN13: 9780141330921). Published September 29th 2008 by Tantor Media.

By Washington Irving Introduction by Jennifer Donnelly

By Washington Irving Introduction by Jennifer Donnelly. By Washington Irving Introduction by Jennifer Donnelly. Part of Puffin Classics. Category: Children’s Middle Grade Books Children’s Picture Books. The legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle in the Kaatskill Mountains; the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane, who met the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow; the spectre bridegroom who turned out to be happily substantial; the pride of an English village and the come-uppance of the over-zealous Mountjoy – these witty, perceptive and captivating tales range from fantasy to romance. Also in Puffin Classics. See All. Also by Washington Irving.

Manufacturer: Puffin Release date: 1 December 1996 ISBN-10 : 0140367713 ISBN-13: 9780140367713.

Irving is a witty story teller and I very much enjoyed this book. Do not let Disney provide for you I purchased this book years ago with the idea of reading it during the month of October.

The first American writer with his classic American folktales. Irving is a witty story teller and I very much enjoyed this book. Octobers came and Octobers went and I never manged to get to it. Until now. Other than being familiar with the Disney cartoon version of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow and reading picture books of Rip Van Winkle as a child, I have had no real exposure to Washington Irving.

Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American author, short story writer, essayist, poet, travel book writer, biographer, and columnist. He is best known for writing the stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Donada Peters is one of AudioFile magazine's Golden Voices and has won over a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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Rip Van Winkle & Other Stories (Puffin Classics)

Rip Van Winkle & Other Stories (Puffin Classics). by Washington Irving. The legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle in the Kaatskill Mountains; the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane, who met the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow; the spectre bridegroom who turned out to be happily substantial; the pride of an English village and the come-uppance of the over-zealous Mountjoy - these witty, perceptive and captivating tales range from fantasy to romance.

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The legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle in the Kaatskill Mountains; the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane, who met the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow; the spectre bridegroom who turned out to be happily substantial; the pride of an English village and the come-uppance of the over-zealous Mountjoy - these witty, perceptive and captivating tales range from fantasy to romance.

Rip Van Winkle & Other Stories (Puffin Classics) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0141330921

ISBN: 0141330929

Author: Jennifer Donnelly,Washington Irving

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: Literature & Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Puffin Books (March 17, 2011)

Pages: 208 pages

ePUB size: 1844 kb

FB2 size: 1869 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Xaluenk
I've been a fan of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' since I initially encountered it in high school. Add in a few re-reads over the years, a rather disturbingly atmospheric film featuring Johnny Depp, a few modern fictional spin-offs of the legend in books, and most recently, the truly remarkable series, Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom Mison. I have a deep and abiding love of this legend, so when Audible offered a free audio of '...Sleepy Hollow', narrated by Tom Mison, I was seriously excited. He did not disappoint. Absolutely a gorgeous way to re-experience this classic tale, and Mison's accent and lyrical mode of speech was perfect for the subject material. I'm not really an 'audio book' person, per say, but I can tell you that I enjoyed this more than any of the others I've listened to. Cannot recommend this one highly enough, and at less than two hours, it was a quick, thrilling way to spend an afternoon.

Oh, and in case anyone else is hunting... there apparently is no kindle version that will allow you to whispersync with this audio. Crossing fingers they create one in the future, as this seems like it would be a great one to listen and read simultaneously.

Highly recommended for those who love audiobooks, and even for those who aren't particularly drawn to them. Everyone should experience this classic as Mison delivers it. Perfection!
Xaluenk
I've been a fan of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' since I initially encountered it in high school. Add in a few re-reads over the years, a rather disturbingly atmospheric film featuring Johnny Depp, a few modern fictional spin-offs of the legend in books, and most recently, the truly remarkable series, Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom Mison. I have a deep and abiding love of this legend, so when Audible offered a free audio of '...Sleepy Hollow', narrated by Tom Mison, I was seriously excited. He did not disappoint. Absolutely a gorgeous way to re-experience this classic tale, and Mison's accent and lyrical mode of speech was perfect for the subject material. I'm not really an 'audio book' person, per say, but I can tell you that I enjoyed this more than any of the others I've listened to. Cannot recommend this one highly enough, and at less than two hours, it was a quick, thrilling way to spend an afternoon.

Oh, and in case anyone else is hunting... there apparently is no kindle version that will allow you to whispersync with this audio. Crossing fingers they create one in the future, as this seems like it would be a great one to listen and read simultaneously.

Highly recommended for those who love audiobooks, and even for those who aren't particularly drawn to them. Everyone should experience this classic as Mison delivers it. Perfection!
Gaudiker
Full review originally posted on The Book Addict's Guide 9/30/14:

I’ve been a big fan of the Sleepy Hollow TV show ever since it originally aired (one of the few shows I’ve actually watched from the beginning) so when I heard that one of the stars of the TV show Tom Mison narrated The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for a free Audible audiobooks, I immediately went to download it. (I mean, have we heard his voice, friends?)

Obviously I have a basic understand of what THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW is about but I’ve never actually read the original book. For whatever reason, we always used to watch the cartoon around Halloween-time when I was in elementary school so I was pretty well-versed on how it went, but since I was getting a free audiobook, I figured now would be a good time to listen to this classic and actually get the original story written by Irving.

As excited as I was to listen to Tom Mison narrate the book, I have to say I was less than impressed. True, Washington Irving had a fantastic way at describing things but I felt like that was about 75% of the book. I had great visuals on what the characters looked like, what the setting looked like, and how food tasted/smelled/looked, but there was very little plot to the book and that was a bit frustrating. I was honestly over halfway done before any real plot even began to take shape and the ending was a bit of a let down. (Not like I didn’t know how it ended but there have been so many adaptations that I didn’t know which ones were the most accurate.) Overall, it was just a very dull story and the action didn’t really happen until the very end and it really wasn’t much.

Actually, the thing that I enjoyed the most was my personal connections to the legend. I really enjoyed remembering watching the cartoon as a kid and the feelings connected to it as well as pinpointing spots in the original story to plot lines in the Sleepy Hollow TV show. I love what the writers are doing with the TV show and expanding the legend into what I really hoped it would be when I picked up the audiobook.

The narration was quite good too. I just love British male narrators and Tom Mison has an excellent voice. I felt like his diction was a tiny bit overdone at times, but it was very pleasant to listen to for an hour and a half. If I’m listening to a slightly dull story, at least it was from a good narrator.
Gaudiker
Full review originally posted on The Book Addict's Guide 9/30/14:

I’ve been a big fan of the Sleepy Hollow TV show ever since it originally aired (one of the few shows I’ve actually watched from the beginning) so when I heard that one of the stars of the TV show Tom Mison narrated The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for a free Audible audiobooks, I immediately went to download it. (I mean, have we heard his voice, friends?)

Obviously I have a basic understand of what THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW is about but I’ve never actually read the original book. For whatever reason, we always used to watch the cartoon around Halloween-time when I was in elementary school so I was pretty well-versed on how it went, but since I was getting a free audiobook, I figured now would be a good time to listen to this classic and actually get the original story written by Irving.

As excited as I was to listen to Tom Mison narrate the book, I have to say I was less than impressed. True, Washington Irving had a fantastic way at describing things but I felt like that was about 75% of the book. I had great visuals on what the characters looked like, what the setting looked like, and how food tasted/smelled/looked, but there was very little plot to the book and that was a bit frustrating. I was honestly over halfway done before any real plot even began to take shape and the ending was a bit of a let down. (Not like I didn’t know how it ended but there have been so many adaptations that I didn’t know which ones were the most accurate.) Overall, it was just a very dull story and the action didn’t really happen until the very end and it really wasn’t much.

Actually, the thing that I enjoyed the most was my personal connections to the legend. I really enjoyed remembering watching the cartoon as a kid and the feelings connected to it as well as pinpointing spots in the original story to plot lines in the Sleepy Hollow TV show. I love what the writers are doing with the TV show and expanding the legend into what I really hoped it would be when I picked up the audiobook.

The narration was quite good too. I just love British male narrators and Tom Mison has an excellent voice. I felt like his diction was a tiny bit overdone at times, but it was very pleasant to listen to for an hour and a half. If I’m listening to a slightly dull story, at least it was from a good narrator.
Stylish Monkey
This book is an October tradition for me.

I love book traditions.  As a kid, I knew the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but I had never read the book until Audible gave it away to its subscribers in 2014.  It's about a scrawny school teacher who falls in love with the wealthy Katrina Von Tassel and begin to woo her - even though she is already being courted by Brom, one of the rowdy boys of the town.    Fortunately for Brom, Crane is run out of town by the apparition of the Headless Horseman.

Tom Mison's reading is brilliant.

As I was listening to it this year (the audiobook is very short), it occurred to me that even though the rich descriptions are lovely and I adore the character quirks of this classic folk tale, what I REALLY love is Tom Mison's voice.  He played Ichabod Crane in Fox's Sleepy Hollow which was sort of a hot mess (I watched all four seasons and loved it) and he read the whole thing so perfectly.  It was brilliant of Audible to bring him in to do it.

Sleepy Hollow is a must-read folktale classic.

I'm a New Englander, so this story really hits home for me.  The description of the little sleeping valleys between mountains and cities still holds true today, even though the story takes place in New York.  There's a rustic old world charm to the tale that makes it delightful.  It's not scary in the least, even though it is a ghost story.  It's just a fun little yarn about a superstitious man and the shadows under the moon.

I love it.
Stylish Monkey
This book is an October tradition for me.

I love book traditions.  As a kid, I knew the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but I had never read the book until Audible gave it away to its subscribers in 2014.  It's about a scrawny school teacher who falls in love with the wealthy Katrina Von Tassel and begin to woo her - even though she is already being courted by Brom, one of the rowdy boys of the town.    Fortunately for Brom, Crane is run out of town by the apparition of the Headless Horseman.

Tom Mison's reading is brilliant.

As I was listening to it this year (the audiobook is very short), it occurred to me that even though the rich descriptions are lovely and I adore the character quirks of this classic folk tale, what I REALLY love is Tom Mison's voice.  He played Ichabod Crane in Fox's Sleepy Hollow which was sort of a hot mess (I watched all four seasons and loved it) and he read the whole thing so perfectly.  It was brilliant of Audible to bring him in to do it.

Sleepy Hollow is a must-read folktale classic.

I'm a New Englander, so this story really hits home for me.  The description of the little sleeping valleys between mountains and cities still holds true today, even though the story takes place in New York.  There's a rustic old world charm to the tale that makes it delightful.  It's not scary in the least, even though it is a ghost story.  It's just a fun little yarn about a superstitious man and the shadows under the moon.

I love it.
Keth
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a classic that everyone should read at least once, but this Kindle version received only 2 stars from me due to the *advertisements* present in the middle of a paragraph. I mean, really? Whoring out your website in the middle of a sentence... It is as much of a distraction as having a battle between two angry leopards take place right next to my head as I read. And while the addition of vintage illustrations is nice, the formatting blows goats on a windy day. However, if one cannot find a paper or free version of the book, it is still better than not reading the story at all.

Edit: The 'vintage' illustrations seem to be images taken from typing 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' into a search engine. One of them even comes from the old Disney adaptation of the story.
Keth
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a classic that everyone should read at least once, but this Kindle version received only 2 stars from me due to the *advertisements* present in the middle of a paragraph. I mean, really? Whoring out your website in the middle of a sentence... It is as much of a distraction as having a battle between two angry leopards take place right next to my head as I read. And while the addition of vintage illustrations is nice, the formatting blows goats on a windy day. However, if one cannot find a paper or free version of the book, it is still better than not reading the story at all.

Edit: The 'vintage' illustrations seem to be images taken from typing 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' into a search engine. One of them even comes from the old Disney adaptation of the story.