The Blue Bird for Children

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One of the strongest pieces of imaginative writing for children that the past decade has produced and one of the most delicate and beautiful of all times, is "The Blue Bird," by Maurice Maeterlinck, written as a play, and very successfully produced on the stage.

Georgette Leblanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck), has rendered this play in story form for children, under the title "The Children's Blue Bird," and in this form it has now been carefully edited and arranged for schools.

On the night of Christmas a boy and a girl, Tyltil and Mytil, are visited by Fairy Berilyuna. Fairy's granddaughter is sick and can only be saved by the Blue Bird. Thanks to the Fairy's magic gift children have the opportunity to see the soul of things. Inanimate objects Clocks, Fire, Water, Bread, Sugar, Milk transformed into beings with their own character. Together, they set off on a dangerous journey for the fabulous Blue Bird. (F.O. Perkins, A.T. de Mattos, ShiNeko, Wikipedia) (3 hr 33 min)


Introduction 6:43 Read by Carina Pereira
Chapter I - The Woodcutter's Cottage 34:17 Read by Jenny Wallace
Chapter II - At the Faity's 21:00 Read by Ian King
Chapter III - The Land of Memory 18:17 Read by Ian King
Chapter IV - The Palace of Night 27:19 Read by Ian King
Chapter V - The Kingdom of the Future 29:58 Read by Ian King
Chapter VI - In the Temple of Light 6:25 Read by GillChang
Chapter VII - The Graveyard 11:27 Read by Kristina
Chapter VIII - The Forest 27:21 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter IX - The Leave-Taking 12:47 Read by Eric Metzler
Chapter X - The Awakening 18:16 Read by Carina Pereira