[COMPLETE] Twinkle and Chubbins by L. Frank Baum

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Tortilla
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Post by Tortilla » January 6th, 2016, 10:20 pm

Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland by L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1919).

This project is now in the catalogue. All audio files can be found on our catalogue page:
https://librivox.org/twinkle-and-chubbins-their-astonishing-adventures-in-nature-fairyland-by-l-frank-baum/

Twinkle is a little girl who often finds herself caught up in fantastic adventures. Whether it be being put on trial by angry woodchucks, raising a hateful baby crow, visiting a town full of talking prairie dogs, finding magical turtles, meeting strange pun-based creatures, or stumbling upon a country of sugar people, she never knows what she'll encounter next!

First published as a series of six short chapter books in 1905 under the pen name Laura Bancroft, L. Frank Baum's The Twinkle Tales was collected into one collection titled Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland in 1911. The title is a misnomer, as Chubbins (Twinkle's friend) appears in only two stories and few are set in "Nature-Fairyland." Policeman Bluejay, the sequel to these stories, was published in 1907. (Mary Kay and Wikipedia)
    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.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28552
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      BC Admin ===========================================
      • Project Code: TU14iIft
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (L. Frank Baum) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Frank_Baum
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twinkle_Tales
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 47
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1905
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

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      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Animals & Nature; Children's Fiction/General; Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales
      Keywords that describe the book: children, adventure, collection, fantasy, magic, dreams, chickens, Transformation, trials, mountain, talking animals, short chapter books, crows, woodchucks, talking objects, transformations, enchantments, female protagonist, imaginary lands
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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        "Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland, by L. Frank Baum. [Section Title]"

      END of recording
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        "End of Section [number]"
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        "End of Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland, by L. Frank Baum. "

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      128 kbps MP3
      twinkleandchubbins_##_baum_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. twinkleandchubbins_01_baum_128kb.mp3)
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      Our DPL is valentine.

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Last edited by Tortilla on May 4th, 2016, 10:36 am, edited 8 times in total.
Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary

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Post by Tortilla » January 6th, 2016, 10:24 pm

Another L. Frank Baum project! (Last project I will pitch for a while)

I thought the short chapter lengths in this project would make it a good one to direct newbies to, plus it's a cute set of stories, though I think the crow might be an unsavory African American caricature...he's named Jim Crow...yikes...
Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary

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Post by learningtangent » January 7th, 2016, 10:07 am

I for one, would love to read some of this - L. Frank Baum is one of my favorite authors. :) :mrgreen: :clap:
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Post by Darvinia » January 7th, 2016, 2:05 pm

I'll MC this for you, Mary Kay. Back soon with the MW.
Bev

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Post by Darvinia » January 7th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Not so soon as I'd hoped but it's there now! :)

I edited the intro to say "Section number" at the very start to make it easier for listeners to know where they are in the book. After saying the disclaimer then I left it as "Chapter" to introduce the chapter title. You can edit the intro info in the first post if you want the reader to say something like "Mr. Woodchuck Chapter 3 - Mr. Woodchuck scolds Twinkle" for the subsequent chapters of a character. One way to put it would be to read the chapter info from the MW.

And I changed the outro to "Section number" also.

I shortened the file name, the template put the whole thing in there and it's not necessary and waaaaaaay too long. I added the _128kb requirement to the end of it.

I removed the ID3 tag info.

I think that's it. If I forgot anything or you need something different please let me know.

Have fun! :)
Bev

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"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by BettyB » January 7th, 2016, 10:04 pm

If you are ready to launch I would very much like to read the Prince Mud Turtle chapters 1-8.
Thank you.

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Post by learningtangent » January 8th, 2016, 8:34 am

I'd like to take Twinkle's Enchantment, Chapters I-VII
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Post by Tortilla » January 8th, 2016, 1:04 pm

Darvinia, I like your system and I will keep it as is! MW is up and both of readers are added, thank you very much! :)
Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary

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Post by Darvinia » January 9th, 2016, 3:32 pm

For the stories in Prarie [sic] dog town, I see that it is spelt that way in the text but the illustration at the beginning spells it correctly as Prairie. Can we assume it is a typo in the text and change the MW titles to read "Prairie"? I'm just imagining the error reports we will get.

I edited the first post intro to replace [Chapter] with [Section Title] so people know what to say.

I'll leave it here another day or so in hopes of attracting a DPL.
Bev

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Post by Tortilla » January 10th, 2016, 4:16 pm

Thank you!

I fixed the typo.
Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary


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Post by Darvinia » January 11th, 2016, 12:20 pm

It's time to move this into Readers Wanted. I'm surprised we didn't have a DPL volunteer yet.

Now that there are files to listen to you can post an advertisement in the Listeners Wanted forum and I'll sticky it.
Bev

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"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by Tortilla » January 11th, 2016, 1:14 pm

I've posted a post for DPL!
John Dough and the Cherub by L. Frank Baum
Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary

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Post by Darvinia » January 11th, 2016, 1:32 pm

Locked and stickied!
Bev

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"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by valentine » January 13th, 2016, 2:51 am

Hand raised as volunteer for the DPL ! Many successfull DPL in my history, love children stories....
Valentine

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