Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

(4.7 stars; 96 reviews)

In this charming 1877 book of grammar instruction for children, we are introduced to the nine parts of speech and learn about the rules that govern them in Grammar-Land.

"Judge Grammar is far mightier than any Fairy Queen, for he rules over real kings and queens down here in Matter-of-fact-land. Our kings and queens have all to obey Judge Grammar’s laws, or else they would talk what is called bad grammar; and then, even their own subjects would laugh at them, and would say: “Poor things!

They are funny fellows, these nine Parts-of-Speech. You will find out by-and-by which you like best amongst them all. There is rich Mr. Noun, and his useful friend Pronoun; little ragged Article, and talkative Adjective; busy Dr. Verb, and Adverb; perky Preposition, convenient Conjunction, and that tiresome Interjection, the oddest of them all." (2 hr 45 min)


Preface and Introduction 9:46 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Mr. Noun 10:47 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Little Article 6:56 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Mr. Pronoun 11:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Serjeant Parsing's Visit to Schoolroom-shire 1:56 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Mr. Adjective 10:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Mr. Adjective Tried for Stealing 11:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
The Quarrel Between Mr. Pronoun and Mr. Adjective, and Little Interjection 13:27 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Dr. Verb 10:57 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Dr. Verb's Three Tenses, Number, and Persons 11:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Serjeant Parsing in Schoolroom-Shire Again 2:34 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
The Nominative Case 8:46 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Adverb 8:55 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Preposition 9:22 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Prepositions Govern the Objective Case 8:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Conjunction 8:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Active Verbs Govern the Objective Case 10:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
The Possessive Case; and Who's to Have the Prize? 9:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)


Excellent way to Introduce Grammar Vocabulary!

(5 stars)

This was a surprise find. We listen to audiobooks constantly! And, I use them as tools to introduce new vocabulary before beginning the next stage of our homeschool journey. This book will be listened to several times before we start writing practice. Even without the educational aspect, it is still a joy to listen too!

very good

(5 stars)

good book and very good read.

(5 stars)

This is the most clever witty way to introduce the parts if speech and grammar to children, and adult learners alike! truly enjoyable

Excellent book and narrator

(5 stars)

I have listened to several grammar books, and this is the first one to have clearly answered a grammar question I've had most of my 52 years - the difference between subjective and objective cases, and how to tell them. a very pleasant reader, too. Thank you. Just one note of caution - as nice as it is to find an English-authored book for grammar, and set in the novel environment of a courtroom, the author suffers from the Victorian tendency to use moral tales which we consider somewhat gruesome for children nowadays for her parsing quizzes. Not that it will bother anyone very much at Halloween :( But the last tale used the story of an accidental poisoning of a baby squirrel by young children trying to feed it milk. Listen through first, and make your own sentences. Small whiteboards are the modern equivalents of slates and chalk. Or a tablet screen and drawing app. I'll be recommending this book to my home education friends, and using it for my new granddaughter :)


(5 stars)

Amazing this helped me so so much listen to this book you will like it so much

very nice voice and easy to understand thanks for reader

(5 stars)

very nice book


(5 stars)

This book is genuinely a classic, and Kara's reading is about a perfect as a reading of this tome as there could be.

What a master piece!

(5 stars)

So fun! I want a copy of this in real life! :D