COMPLETE [CHILDREN] Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail by Howard R. Garis - kiki

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Post by RSlabaugh » February 17th, 2020, 8:29 am

Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail by Howard R. Garis (1873 - 1962).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/jacko-and-jumpo-kinkytail-by-howard-r-garis/

Volunteers outside the USA: H. R. Garris died in 1962. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.
Once upon a time, not so very many years ago, there were two little monkey boys who lived with their papa and mamma off in the woods in a funny house at the top of a tall tree. These little monkeys were the cutest and most cunning chaps you would want to see, even if you went in an airship to the circus.

I have already told you something about one of them—a red monkey—who traveled with Uncle Wiggily Longears, when the old gentleman rabbit was going about, seeking his fortune. Well, this red monkey's name was Jacko Kinkytail; and his tail, as were the tails of all his family, was all twisted up in kinks. That's how Jacko got his last name—Kinkytail. His brother's name was Jumpo, and Jumpo was colored green. The reason for that was this:

Once Jumpo's mamma bought him a green balloon at the circus. Jumpo was a little baby then, and he didn't know any better than to try to eat the green balloon. Perhaps he thought it was candy. At any rate, before his mamma saw him he had chewed nearly half of the balloon, and he soon turned a pretty green color like the leaves on the trees. Oh! his mamma and papa felt dreadful about it, and they did everything they could to get the color out of the little monkey, but they couldn't, and green he stayed.

"But it doesn't much matter," said Jumpo's papa, "for as long as Jacko is red I think it is nice to have his brother colored green. They look so odd and queer when they go out walking together."

"Oh, but think of having one's children red and green, like some flag," cried Mamma Kinkytail. However, it couldn't be helped, so now I'll tell you some stories of Jacko and Jumpo. (from Chapter 1)
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Post by RSlabaugh » February 17th, 2020, 8:34 am

For whoever MC's, I'm planning to DPL this. Holler if anything needs changed! :wink:

Thanks,
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Post by Kikisaulite » February 18th, 2020, 3:24 am

Hi, Rosebud!
Setting this one up... MW coming!

Kristine :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » February 18th, 2020, 3:30 am

Done! May I suggest a shortened file name -- ? (See how it looks now in the first post).
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Post by RSlabaugh » February 18th, 2020, 3:37 am

Thank you! Yes, I had wondered about shortening it. Looks great!

I’ll try to get at least chapters filled in this morning, but don’t have word counts yet.

Thanks!
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Post by RSlabaugh » February 18th, 2020, 4:51 am

Ready for readers! :)

I don't have word counts yet, but every story consists of 6 or 7 pages. I'm guessing recordings will be somewhere between 8-13 minutes long, just to give a general idea of what to expect.

EDIT: Word counts are in now.
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Post by Kikisaulite » February 20th, 2020, 1:12 am

Going to Readers Wanted!
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Post by Shasta » March 14th, 2020, 3:14 pm

I would like to read Chapters 1 through 10
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Post by RSlabaugh » March 14th, 2020, 9:13 pm

Shasta wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 3:14 pm
I would like to read Chapters 1 through 10
All yours! Thank you very much! :9:
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Post by Shasta » March 15th, 2020, 4:13 pm

I would like to solo this book if that is possible.
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Post by RSlabaugh » March 15th, 2020, 7:37 pm

Alright! I've got you in for all sections. Thank you!

That puts us into a different category- either Readers Found or Going Solo... Kristine can determine that and move us, as well as advise if something else should change.

Thanks again! Looking forward to hearing what you've got after a bit :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 17th, 2020, 6:56 am

Moving to Solos!

K. :)
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Post by RSlabaugh » March 17th, 2020, 10:11 am

Shasta wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 4:13 pm
I would like to solo this book if that is possible.
As soloist, would you like to have MW access? I'm willing to operate it if that looks daunting, but Kristine could walk you through the steps if it's new to you. (It's rather enjoyable when once you've got the hang of it. :wink: ) You would be responsible for 1) posting the link, 2) entering the duration in the notes column, & 3) changing PL status to 'Ready for PL'. And simply posting in the thread that you have sections ready for me would be helpful too.

Unless you're sure you'd rather not, I'll propose putting you in and having you try it out. With me being in as DPL, I can always assist later if needed.
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Post by Shasta » March 18th, 2020, 4:31 pm

Right now, all I am doing is recording and accumulating the recorded chapters. In the book they are called "Stories." Would you want me to call them Stories or continue to call them Chapters? Do is upload them just as I have done before, i.e. individual or several stories and then copy and paste in the book site with times for each? In other words is the procedure for solo different in some way?
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Post by RSlabaugh » March 18th, 2020, 9:05 pm

You can do it same as usual if you’d rather, but most soloists have MW access and paste the file links directly in the link column rather than posting them in the thread. ‘BC Admin’ right under the MW is where you’ll click to get in (don’t know if you have access yet or not). Like I said, either way is fine with me, but if you’re up to mastering another LV aspect, here’s your chance! :wink:

About ‘Stories’ vs ‘Chapters’- I don’t really care, whatever you’re doing is fine. Since it calls it ‘Stories’ in the book, that’d be kinda neat, but if you’ve recorded some intros with ‘Chapter’ I’m ok with leaving it.
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