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Post by philchenevert » September 13th, 2013, 9:03 am

Adventures of the Teenie Weenies by William Donahey (1883 - 1970).

This project is complete and can be found in our catalog at http://librivox.org/adventures-of-the-teenie-weenies-by-william-donahey/
The Teenie Weenies are people two inches tall who live under a rose bush with "real world" size materials made from discarded objects like hats, jars, barrels, kegs, and boxes - all of which were gigantic to them. Each Teenie Weenie has a unique personality that both names them and defines how they interact with the world and each other. The General is in charge and runs the tiny village, the Cook of course is in charge of food, the Fireman, the Policeman, The Turk, the Indian, The Cowboy, the Chinese Man, Grandma, Grandpa, The Lady of Fashion and many many more have many adventures. These stories are not long and if popular I might post more Teenie Weenie books. ( Phil Chenevert)
  • ]Hi All, and welcome to the delightful world of the Teenie Weenies. These stories are all about 600 words each (4 pages) except for the first one which is about 900 so don't be afraid to grab a bunch. Open the link to the text in a new tab to see the story more easily. If no page count is listed, they are 4 pages.
    CAUTION for easily offended people: There are many stereotypes of races, countries and professions used throughout these stories as accepted by people in this country 100 years ago as well as speaking dialect that was hilarious then but would be tsk, tsked now. The Teennies are all friendly, busy and get along well, but are a snapshot of the melting pot that was this country at the time. Just so you won't be shocked by a Chinaman with a queue. This series was originally a cartoon published in a newspaper...and remember to have fun reading 'em.

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Post by heathcliffe » September 13th, 2013, 9:43 am

Ah - please could I DPL this. It looks cute !

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Post by philchenevert » September 13th, 2013, 9:47 am

heathcliffe wrote:Ah - please could I DPL this. It looks cute !
Many thanks. Yes, it is cute. :thumbs:
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Post by heathcliffe » September 13th, 2013, 9:49 am

Cool :) - I'll be my first DPL job, so if someone can help me with sticky decisions and stuff it would be appreciated, as I get into it. (?)
Looking forward to it getting going.

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Post by philchenevert » September 13th, 2013, 10:29 am

heathcliffe wrote:Cool :) - I'll be my first DPL job, so if someone can help me with sticky decisions and stuff it would be appreciated, as I get into it. (?)
Looking forward to it getting going.
Well this is wonderful. :thumbs: I'm always glad to have someone new to DPLing. First, I'd like to recommend that you read the wiki about proof listening and watch this video Proof Listening 101.

The basic stuff is there but please ask any questions at all. You do not need to check ID3 tags (Metadata) at all. the stuff at http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17680 is helpful too. Your real job is to watch the Magic Window for "Ready for PL", download the file, listen for any big problems and then post the results.

You should be able to get into the Magic Window after watching the video. If not, let me know. and welcome again.
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Post by heathcliffe » September 13th, 2013, 12:38 pm

Thanks a lot. I have read the wiki but haven't seen the video yet.
I have picked up half a book as DPL when someone else couldn't continue (Half Past Bedtime) - so have PL'd 2 chapters so far on that & can work the MW.

Thanks for all of your help. I'm looking forward to helping with this project.
Claire

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Post by philchenevert » September 13th, 2013, 1:24 pm

heathcliffe wrote:Thanks a lot. I have read the wiki but haven't seen the video yet.
I have picked up half a book as DPL when someone else couldn't continue (Half Past Bedtime) - so have PL'd 2 chapters so far on that & can work the MW.

Thanks for all of your help. I'm looking forward to helping with this project.
Claire
I have another one called "the DPL and the Magic Window" but it is a bit outdated now. I will make another one soon.
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Post by kayray » September 18th, 2013, 10:50 am

Oh Phil. You know what I like.

Please may I have Chapter 1 The Teenie Weenies - Who They Are and Where They Live?

And of course I'll be back for more! :)
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Post by philchenevert » September 18th, 2013, 11:17 am

kayray wrote:Oh Phil. You know what I like.

Please may I have Chapter 1 The Teenie Weenies - Who They Are and Where They Live?

And of course I'll be back for more! :)
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Post by philchenevert » September 18th, 2013, 10:17 pm

The time has come to move this teenie Weenie project to Readers Wanted. Y'all come on along, ya hear?Image
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Post by kayray » September 20th, 2013, 1:20 pm

Oh my gosh this is cute! They're like The Borrowers, but even smaller :)

Here's chapter 1: http://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/adventuresoftheteenieweenies_01_donahey_128kb.mp3 - 9:28

And may I take the next three chapters?

2 The Easter Egg
3 The Rain Came Down By the Thimblefull
4 Gogo and the Cook Run Across an Early Bird


Thanks!
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Post by philchenevert » September 20th, 2013, 1:45 pm

kayray wrote:Oh my gosh this is cute! They're like The Borrowers, but even smaller :)

Here's chapter 1: http://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/adventuresoftheteenieweenies_01_donahey_128kb.mp3 - 9:28

And may I take the next three chapters?

2 The Easter Egg
3 The Rain Came Down By the Thimblefull
4 Gogo and the Cook Run Across an Early Bird


Thanks!
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Post by heathcliffe » September 21st, 2013, 10:15 am

Thank you Kara, section 1 is PL OK :clap:

What a cute story. Hope you enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed listening.
Claire

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Post by kayray » September 22nd, 2013, 12:40 pm

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Post by philchenevert » September 22nd, 2013, 3:23 pm

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