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Post by Nedge » September 2nd, 2018, 8:05 am

The Topaz Story Book: Stories and Legends of Autumn, Hallowe'en, and Thanksgiving by Ada M. and Eleanor L. Skinner, Eds..

From the Introduction: "Nature stories, legends, and poems appeal to the young reader’s interest in various ways. Some of them suggest or reveal certain facts which stimulate a spirit of investigation and attract the child’s attention to the beauty and mystery of the world. Others serve an excellent purpose by quickening his sense of humour."

This is a charming collection of stories, legends, and poems about autumn harvest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving translated from the Danish, French, German, and others. There are animal stories and poems by some very famous authors and poets. All in all, this is a wonderful book for young people, and older people as well. "When the Frost is on the Pumpkin ..." ( Nan Dodge, with a portion of the book introduction added)
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      Keywords that describe the book: holidays halloween harvest thanksgiving

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 2nd, 2018, 9:29 am

Hi Nan,

I will MC this for you. Be back shortly to add the MW.

Edited to add:

MW added. Did you plan to have the introduction recorded? If not, let me know and I can renumber the sections to remove the "0" section.

Please note that I shortened the filenames and edited the text for the intro a little.

Let me know if you have any questions. I will leave the thread here in the Launch Pad for a couple of days to see if we get a DPL to volunteer. :)
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Post by Nedge » September 2nd, 2018, 10:28 am

Hi Jo -- the introduction isn't very much fun. I would leave it out, since most of it is thanks to various authors for permission to use their work.

Are you looking for someone to read the thread, thank people who volunteer, and insert their information into the MW? I can do that I think. I would also like to volunteer for some of the selections.

Thank you for your help,

Nan
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Post by Nedge » September 2nd, 2018, 10:46 am

I would like to claim Section 6 (once the 0 for Intro is gone) which is "All Hallowe'en."

Thank you,

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 2nd, 2018, 10:58 am

Nan,

I'll remove the section for the introduction. Since you posted this as a new project, I assumed that you intended to BC it. The job of the Book Coordinator (BC) is coordinate the project up to the time when it is ready for cataloging at which point the Meta Coordinator (MC) takes over. That includes filling out the MW, monitoring the thread and interacting with the readers, entering claims and links to files into the MW, etc. If that is not what you planned, then you should have simply posted the book as a suggestion over in Book Suggestions. If you think you are ready to coordinate a group project, please see the links below.

This project is set up in the database. You should already have a password for access to the workflow system from your solos, and presumably have previously entered the information into the section compiler which then appears in the "Magic Window" in the top post. Here are some links to detailed instructions for for entering and editing information in the section compiler as the BC of a group project.

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Post by Nedge » September 2nd, 2018, 2:03 pm

Jo, that's fine! I've had some experience with the MW, and I feel ready to do this. Thank you!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 2nd, 2018, 3:04 pm

:thumbs:
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Post by silverquill » September 2nd, 2018, 10:28 pm

May I read the following poems?
1,6,8,15,19,24,28,33,42,44

It looks as if you may have missed "Woodland Animals" right after "November"
I would take it also, as well as Mondamin.

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Post by Nedge » September 3rd, 2018, 2:46 am

silverquill, thank you! I added the Woodland poem, which altered the numbers. Check the selections to make sure you have the ones you wanted. If not, I'll change them today.
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Post by silverquill » September 3rd, 2018, 8:37 am

Nedge wrote:
September 3rd, 2018, 2:46 am
silverquill, thank you! I added the Woodland poem, which altered the numbers. Check the selections to make sure you have the ones you wanted. If not, I'll change them today.
I think they are all fine -- before that section.

If it isn't too much, could I also do the following?

47,61,73,82,83

ETA: Do you want the long disclaimer for all of these short poems? I know for poetry we use a short disclaimer, and also use it in works like this that have a mixture of long and short pieces, using the short disclaimer for sections of 800 words or less, as we do in the Birds and Nature series. So for this shorter pieces it is "(Title) by (author) read by (reader's name}" then at the end say "End of poem (or section name or number). This recording is in the public domain."

I'll do it how ever you want. I just wanted to make sure before I start recording.

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Post by Kitty » September 3rd, 2018, 8:49 am

interesting short stories :) Could I claim Section 2: Nipon and King of the Northland, please ?

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Post by Nedge » September 3rd, 2018, 10:22 am

""(Title) by (author) read by (reader's name}" then at the end say "End of poem (or section name or number). This recording is in the public domain.""

silverquill, definitely the short disclaimer. Some of these poems are but a few lines long! As short as possible. I will add this, and yes, do it this way.

Kitty, I have added you for selection 2. Thank you!

I am learning, and appreciate all information, hints, tips, etc. :)

Nan (You can do as much as you wish!)
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Post by silverquill » September 3rd, 2018, 11:47 am

Nedge wrote:
September 3rd, 2018, 2:46 am
silverquill, thank you! I added the Woodland poem, which altered the numbers. Check the selections to make sure you have the ones you wanted. If not, I'll change them today.
Okay, I was mistaken. I didn't see that the numbers above this were also changed. So here are the correct section numbers:
1,5,7,14,15,18,23,27,32,41,43. Everything after that is okay.

I'll go with the short disclaimer, except for Section 1 since it starts the book.

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Post by silverquill » September 3rd, 2018, 11:50 am

You can check out the instruction in point 7 of this project to see an example of using mixed and long disclaimers:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=70677

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Post by Kitty » September 3rd, 2018, 12:26 pm

here's already my section 2. A beautiful story that explains the change of the seasons, a bit like our Persephone and Hades myth.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/topazstorybook_02_skinner_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 11:06 min.

And I would like to claim Section 81: The Two Alms, or The Thanksgiving Day Gift, next, please. Do you want me to read this sentence under the title as well ? "Translated by special permission from Guerber’s Contes et Legendes, Ière Partie. Copyright by American Book Company."

Sonia

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