~ Nature Myths & Stories for Little Children-mas

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linny
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Post by linny » June 1st, 2017, 12:00 pm

Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children by Flora J. Cooke .

Volunteers outside the USA: Flora J. Cooke died in 1953. Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
Written for first through third graders this book aims to expand not only the imagination but the vocabulary. For listeners following along with the text, please note the stories are read in order of the categories listed in the table of contents. The starting page number has been added to the beginning of each story. ( Linette Geisel)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30800
  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): special - Please read long with the text. The sections are in the order of the table of contents groups and not in the order of the book printing. I’ve created a google doc based on the section readings in case you would like to use that instead of the PG text. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4bi_D0sUQ5jX1V0emZiVzhaUnc/view?usp=sharing
    Please let me know any word changes that would be awkward for an ESL (English as a second language) listener reading along and/or any mispronunciation.

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  3. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children by Flora J. Cooke. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org."
      "[Preface]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections:
    • "Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children by Flora J. Cooke. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
      "[Section title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Section title]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children, by Flora J. Cooke. Read to you by Miss Linette, [month], 2017"

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  4. Example filename naturemythsandstories_##_cooke_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. naturemythsandstories_01_cooke_128kb.mp3)
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Last edited by linny on June 12th, 2017, 9:56 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by linny » June 1st, 2017, 12:05 pm

I'm a good week or so away from beginning to read but I was finished with the initial prep so figured I would get it launched.

I won't be in a hurry and it's unlikely I'll get more than 1 section a week up. Sections range from 462 - 3071 words.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 1st, 2017, 3:21 pm

Linny,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. Do you have a PLer lined up? If not, we'll add the ~ to the thread title.
MaryAnn

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Post by linny » June 1st, 2017, 5:44 pm

Thank you, MaryAnn. I knew I was forgetting something. ~ added.

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Post by NemoR » June 1st, 2017, 8:05 pm

Hey Linny!

I'd love to DPL this for you.

Nemo
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‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by linny » June 2nd, 2017, 6:01 am

That's wonderful! Thank you, Nemo. :9:

I see MaryAnn, that you already removed the ~ and moved us to Solo. Excellent, thank you. I love being away from the launch pad fish bowl. :lol:

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Post by linny » June 7th, 2017, 12:03 pm

Nemo,
The good news is all my prep for this is finished and I've caught up my other projects. The bad news is we have had thunderstorms for the last couple of days and the 10 day forecast is calling for them throughout. It's not something I can noise clean out so I'll do what I can as soon as I can. Sorry for the delay.

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Post by NemoR » June 7th, 2017, 12:08 pm

linny wrote:Nemo,
The good news is all my prep for this is finished and I've caught up my other projects. The bad news is we have had thunderstorms for the last couple of days and the 10 day forecast is calling for them throughout. It's not something I can noise clean out so I'll do what I can as soon as I can. Sorry for the delay.
Gosh Linny, no need to apologize to me!

Record whenever you want & can .... I'm not going anywhere ... and besides us "special PL" peeps have to stick together :wink:

Be safe and stay cool!

Nemo
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The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by linny » June 12th, 2017, 10:04 am

Hello Nemo,
Preface is up. Don't worry if you don't get to it for a few days or weeks. My sister is arriving tonight for a week so it's doubtful I'll get more finished this week.

I do want to ask your opinion, if you have the time and inclination. I posted a discussion about being able to read this project in order of the table of contents instead of in order of the print. Anne voiced concern since listeners at this level of story sometimes follow along as I read. How do you feel about adding the page numbers to the stories? Tricia didn't think so but Anne never replied. I'm still sort of torn on this topic. Anne filters through complaints posted about recordings and I certainly don't want to add one however if the listener is reading along then they have access to the table of contents. [shrug] viewtopic.php?f=23&t=65742

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Post by NemoR » June 12th, 2017, 3:10 pm

linny wrote:Hello Nemo,
Preface is up. Don't worry if you don't get to it for a few days or weeks. My sister is arriving tonight for a week so it's doubtful I'll get more finished this week.

I do want to ask your opinion, if you have the time and inclination. I posted a discussion about being able to read this project in order of the table of contents instead of in order of the print. Anne voiced concern since listeners at this level of story sometimes follow along as I read. How do you feel about adding the page numbers to the stories? Tricia didn't think so but Anne never replied. I'm still sort of torn on this topic. Anne filters through complaints posted about recordings and I certainly don't want to add one however if the listener is reading along then they have access to the table of contents. [shrug] viewtopic.php?f=23&t=65742
Hey Linny!

How are the storms? .... died down for now?

I will PL this tonight (along with four other sections I have on my plate) :)

Here are my thoughts:

I think it is just fine reading in order of ToC since both the publisher listed them that way and for the listener who may want to be able to listen to a certain kind of story, it helps them find it easier. I've listened to a "few" audio books and not once did I read along with the text ... kind of defeats the purpose in my opinion. I also raised three kids and read books to them every night and that almost always entailed just one story or chapter before the kid falls off to sleep (or Dad wants them to go to sleep!), so this format works fine for that as well.

I would agree with Tricia in not adding the page numbers to the stories.

My philosophy is more of: think about it, get input, make a decision and then just do it .... which is what you have done here. Go with your instinct and just do it! ..... I love that you foster all others opinions, but in the end, it's your project. If we get some complaints on how it was structured, then we can take that as a learning experience for the next time!

Nemo
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‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by linny » June 12th, 2017, 3:48 pm

Sounds good. At some point I'll update the summary to reflect.

Reading along with text at this level is generally for those learning to read English.

We are back to our normal thunderstorms during the afternoons. I enjoy those and they are much easier to schedule around. I'm so glad the whole day ones have passed on.

Enjoy your evening!

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Post by NemoR » June 12th, 2017, 6:20 pm

Hi Linny,

PL notes for the preface:

First, just let me say that your reading was very nice. Your inflection at certain times was very powerful in getting across the point being made and I found myself very interested in what was being said!

Two places where you substituted a word that changes the meaning:

At a time of 0:44, the text reads: “are practically helpless without the use of a printing press” and I heard you read: “are particularly helpless without the use of a printing press”

At a time of 1:16, the text reads: “If the trees and the flowers,” and I heard you read “In the trees and the flowers,”

Other than that, it was very well done!

Nemo
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The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by linny » July 13th, 2017, 7:25 am

Hi MaryAnn and Nemo,
This is my 1 month check in to let you know I'm still here and utterly embassesed I haven't made progress this month. I really expected more free time to record. I'm heading out to visit family and won't be able to attempt more recording until I return.

How is it that time off from school has left me with less free time? :oops:

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 13th, 2017, 9:06 am

Thanks for the update Linny. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

MaryAnn

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Post by linny » September 26th, 2017, 7:03 am

This project makes me feel so guilty. If I can't make progress in the 2 weeks then I think I should open it as a group project. :(

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