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Treasury of Fairy Tales, Volume 2

Treasury of Fairy Tales, Volume 2

King Midas and the Golden Touch/Jack and the Beanstalk

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
50 Min.


Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales, Volume 2 enlightens and entertains with these timeless stories read by your favorite stars and featuring original music by some of today’s greatest artists.

King Midas and the Golden Touch
Read by Michael Caine
Original Music by Yo-Yo Ma

One day King Midas sees a beautiful butterfly illuminated by the golden light of the afternoon sun. He is so taken with it that he wishes for the power to turn all things he touches into gold. But when a strange messenger arrives and grants him his wish, King Midas soon comes to realize that there are some things in life more precious than gold.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Read by Michael Palin
Original Music by David A. Stewart

In this comic English folktale, young Jack foolishly sells his family’s cow for a handful of magical beans. They grow overnight into a beanstalk that reaches up beyond the sky. When Jack climbs the stalk, he meets a dimwitted ogre and his extra-large spouse, and endures a series of misadventures.

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  • Published: May 2008
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T028714
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