[COMPLETE] Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks-mtf

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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » September 13th, 2020, 6:55 pm

Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt-Jones (1866 - 1940).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/keep-well-stories-for-little-folks-by-may-farinholt-jones/
"The child's mind dwells constantly in the realm of imagination; dry facts are too prosaic to enter this realm. The "Land of Story Books" is the most fascinating of all lands, and therefore the Author has endeavored to weave hygienic facts into stories that will appeal to the child's imagination. She believes the truths of hygienic living and habits in the stories will "creep up on the blind side," so to speak, and impress themselves upon the young mind." -from the Foreword

This book was published in 1916, and therefore represents what was then known of the science of health and hygiene (and, of course, the social morés of the time). Listeners will find that, while some of these stories have not aged well, others reflect an accurate understanding of the body, and all have a certain charm. (Devorah Allen)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32521
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      Readers: All, or almost all, sections have a series of questions at the end of the story. Please DO include these questions in your recording.

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks, by May Farinholt-Jones. [Section]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of section [number]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks, by May Farinholt-Jones. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
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      128 kbps MP3
      keepwellstories_##_farinholtjones_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. keepwellstories_01_farinholtjones_128kb.mp3)


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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » September 13th, 2020, 6:56 pm

Open for claims and looking for a DPL!

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Post by silverquill » September 13th, 2020, 7:32 pm

Well, I think I should like to read Section 3, if I may.
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Post by OooThatsNifty » September 13th, 2020, 7:33 pm

What fun! Happy to see an adoption for this charmingly strange little book :)

I'd love to claim Sections 4, 14 & 21, if that's alright. Thank you!
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Currently separated from my recording setup - moving cross-country. What fun. Will check in frequently, but unable to record until mid-December.

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Post by jennlea » September 13th, 2020, 8:03 pm

May I claim section 11? And yes, I will gladly sing it!!
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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » September 13th, 2020, 9:56 pm

Thank you all!

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Post by loon » September 14th, 2020, 11:11 am

I'd be happy to DPL this one. Maybe I'll learn how to stay healthy (1916 version).

Each chapter has questions after the story. Are those to be included?
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Post by BettyB » September 14th, 2020, 12:15 pm

May I claim 0 and 22...
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Post by jennlea » September 14th, 2020, 12:31 pm

May I add 16 to my claim?
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Post by mightyfelix » September 14th, 2020, 1:52 pm

loon wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:11 am
I'd be happy to DPL this one. Maybe I'll learn how to stay healthy (1916 version).

Each chapter has questions after the story. Are those to be included?
Ah, yes, I do want those included. Thank you for reminding me! I'll make a note in the first post.

Thanks for your claims, everyone. I'll update everything later on tonight.

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Post by mightyfelix » September 14th, 2020, 3:23 pm

Alright, MW updated, DPL added, and let's go to Readers Wanted!

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Post by jennlea » September 14th, 2020, 8:56 pm

Here is the Section 11 song:

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/keepwellstories_11_farinholtjones_128kb.mp3
1:57

This was a fun little song, too bad there wasn't more!
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Post by mightyfelix » September 14th, 2020, 9:27 pm

Yay, first section in! Thank you, Jenn! :D

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Post by loon » September 15th, 2020, 1:04 am

jennlea wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Hhttps://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/keepwellstories_11_farinholtjones_128kb.mp3
1:57
Section 11 - A Hygiene Song - PL OK.

And so we are under way. As the song says, hurrah! Thanks, Jenn.
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Post by kellypark2023 » September 15th, 2020, 6:54 am

I would love to read sections 6 and 7!

-Kelly :D

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