(Complete) Children's Short Works, Vol. 026 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » April 11th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 026.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-026-by-various/
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 026: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any children's short work in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.
Please submit poetry to: LibriVox Short Poetry Collection

Where can I find short works for children?
Try http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/pz
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After 15 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

1. RECORD
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."
  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
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  • ID3 Tags:ID tags are no longer needed - they are now produced automatically.

  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbps using the following filename:
    • File Name: Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): csw026_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw026_scarletgiantbean_ge_128kb.mp3
3. SUBMIT your recording:
Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy to post in this thread):
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: m8b1.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes and size in MB of your file
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.


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Post by NemoR » April 11th, 2018, 11:04 pm

Hi Maria!

This book just came on Gutenberg yesterday and it was so charming, I had to do more than one story from it! .... and none of these are in the catalog yet I believe.

I hope you enjoy PL'ing them as much as I did recording them :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw026_unclewiggilysquirtgun_nr_128kb.mp3
• Uncle Wiggily’s Squirt Gun
• HOWARD R. GARIS (1873-1962)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/56950/56950-h/56950-h.htm
• 05:16 - 4.82MB

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw026_unclewiggilyqueerumbrella_nr_128kb.mp3
• UNCLE WIGGILY’S QUEER UMBRELLAS
• HOWARD R. GARIS (1873-1962)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/56950/56950-h/56950-h.htm
• 05:31 - 5.05MB

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw026_unclewiggilylemonadestand_nr_128kb.mp3
• UNCLE WIGGILY’S LEMONADE STAND
• HOWARD R. GARIS (1873-1962)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/56950/56950-h/56950-h.htm
• 05:40 - 5.19MB
Nemo

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Post by m8b1 » April 12th, 2018, 12:58 pm

Thank you, Nemo! They are all PL OK!

Looks like the book was just added to PG a couple of days ago, so you caught it quickly before anyone else! :thumbs:

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Post by VfkaBT » April 19th, 2018, 12:28 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw026_legendoftheflowers_mp_128kb.mp3
7.32
A LEGEND OF THE FLOWERS
Anonymous (by K. Langloh Parker, but I put it as anon)
(AUSTRALIAN)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53033
My previous LV work: Bellona Times

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Post by m8b1 » April 21st, 2018, 2:14 pm

VfkaBT wrote:
April 19th, 2018, 12:28 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw026_legendoftheflowers_mp_128kb.mp3
7.32
A LEGEND OF THE FLOWERS
Anonymous (by K. Langloh Parker, but I put it as anon)
(AUSTRALIAN)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53033
Thank you ~ it is PL OK!

Sorry for the delay, I somehow missed this post until this morning!

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Post by VfkaBT » April 24th, 2018, 6:56 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw026_twofoxesmolecrows_mp_128kb.mp3
4.46
Two Foxes..., from Aino Folk-Tales by Basil Hall Chamberlain, 1850-1935
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29287

and

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw026_cargoforcallisto_mp_128kb.mp3
12.02
Crossing to Callisto, from Young Readers Science Fiction Stories by Richard M. Elam (d. 2013)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53456
My previous LV work: Bellona Times

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Post by m8b1 » April 26th, 2018, 12:48 pm

Hi Matt,

Crossing to Calisto is PL OK ~ thank you!

I am going to have to decline the other one for this collection, and send you over to the regular short story collection with it!
I consulted with other admins about whether the book it is from is intended for children or not as I was uncertain, and the decision was that it was written more for adults.

Sorry about that!

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Post by cowguy02 » May 30th, 2018, 11:50 am

I would like to record The tale of tom kitten by beatrix potter
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14837


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Post by m8b1 » May 30th, 2018, 12:16 pm

Hi Luke,

That will be just fine! Be sure to read the first post, as things are a little different in collections like this! :-)

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Post by cowguy02 » May 30th, 2018, 12:21 pm

Ok will do!!
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Post by shelwass » June 5th, 2018, 11:17 am

Hi Maria,

I'm new to the community, and I'd love to do Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/14838/14838-h/14838-h.htm

--Raishel

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Post by m8b1 » June 5th, 2018, 4:48 pm

shelwass wrote:
June 5th, 2018, 11:17 am
Hi Maria,

I'm new to the community, and I'd love to do Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/14838/14838-h/14838-h.htm

--Raishel
Hi Raishel,

Welcome to LibriVox! Peter Rabbit is a great choice! :)

Since this is your first recording, we strongly recommend that you send in a 1-minute test recording. This is not an audition, it's just to make sure the sound quality and the recording settings are all right - often things can be improved at the outset that are difficult to fix later. Please go to 1-Minute Test - https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test - to find out what to record for your 1-minute test, and how to upload the recording. In the LibriVox Uploader, please select 'tests - tests' from the MC drop-down, and then post your test recording in the Listeners Wanted forum - viewforum.php?f=21 , rather than in this thread - you'll get feedback more quickly there.

Please read the first post of this thread carefully before recording your story. Also, when you do submit your story, be sure to let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.

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Post by ColleenMc » June 8th, 2018, 3:06 pm

Here is "Chin-Chin Kobokama" by Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)


https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw026_chinchinkobakama_cm_128kb.mp3

8:17, 7.76 KB

Source: https://archive.org/details/japanesefairyta01chamgoog

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Post by m8b1 » June 8th, 2018, 3:27 pm

Thank you, Colleen. It is PL OK!

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Post by 2839reader » June 14th, 2018, 2:46 pm

Claim 7, 8, and 9 please.

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