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Tikki Tikki Tembo Audiobook

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Written by Arlene Mosel

Narrated by Marcia Gay Harden

Published on July 21, 2009

Audio is 35 hours

About Tikki Tikki Tembo:

This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. Beautifully illustrated, this perfect read-aloud storybook is one adults and children will enjoy sharing together again and again.When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names.

Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo is the name of a mother’s first, and most honored, son. It means, “the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world!”

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This re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked children who love hearing about Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo.

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Arlene Mosel (1921-1996)’s debut children’s book, Tikki Tikki Tembo, was an American Library Association Notable Book and won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In 1997, The New York Times named it one of the best 50 children’s books of the previous 50 years. Mosel also wrote The Funny Little Woman, an Honor Book for the Hans Christian Andersen International Children’s Book Awards.

Marcia Gay Harden won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lee Krasner in Pollock. Other film roles include Into the Wild, Mystic River, and The First Wives Club. She has appeared on television shows including Damages and Royal Pains.

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“Just right for storytelling and tongue-twisting repeating, and . . . for reading aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This old folktale of what happens when the boy falls into a well…should make excellent read-aloud material….Bright, active, and delightfully expressive.” —School Library Journal

“On spacious, uncluttered pages the artist has extended the story with wonderfully droll ink-and-wash drawings that combine imaginative beauty with a true Chinese spirit.” —The Horn Book

Tikki Tikki Tembo was published on July 21, 2009.

The intended audience for this book is 4 to 8 years old. The Tikki Tikki Tembo Audiobook is 35 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in Tikki Tikki Tembo

Tikki Tikki Tembo includes the following subjects: People & Places / Asia. The BISAC Subject Code is Juvenile Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Country & Ethnic.

About the Author(s) of Tikki Tikki Tembo

The author of Tikki Tikki Tembo is Arlene Mosel. Arlene Mosel (1921-1996) first heard the story of Tikki Tikki Tembo as a child. When she grew up, she shared this wonderful tale with countless children, including her own. Because so many young listeners responded enthusiastically, she decided to write her own retelling, and Tikki Tikki Tembo became her first book for children. The book was named an American Library Association Notable Book and won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In 1997, The New York Times named it one of the best 50 children’s books of the previous 50 years. Mosel was also the author of The Funny Little Woman, which won the 1973 Caldecott Medal for Blair Lent’s illustrations and was recognized as an Honor Book by the Hans Christian Andersen International Children’s Book Awards. Mosel was an associate professor of library science at Case Western Reserve University. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mosel died in Indianapolis in 1996.

About the Narrator of Tikki Tikki Tembo Audiobook

The narrator for the Tikki Tikki Tembo Audiobook is Marcia Gay Harden.

Tikki Tikki Tembo Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Young Listeners. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427207259. The ISBN-13 is 9781427207258.

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