[Complete] Children's Short Works, Vol. 031 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » August 15th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 031.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-031-by-various/
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 031: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any children's short work in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.
Please submit poetry to: LibriVox Short Poetry Collection

Where can I find short works for children?
Try http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/pz
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After 15 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

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Post by Horner94 » August 16th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Hello!
Author: Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886).
Title: The Milkmaid R. Caldecott's Picture Books
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19868/19868-h/19868-h.htm
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_themilkmaid_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 01:09
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Post by Horner94 » August 16th, 2019, 12:41 pm

Hello again!
Here is another recording.
Author: Leonard Leslie Brooke (24 September 1862 – 2 May 1940).
Title: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book - With Drawings in Colour and Black and White
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29840/29840-h/29840-h.htm
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_anurseryrhymepicturebook_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 03:23
Kind regards,
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Post by m8b1 » August 16th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Thank you, Chad. There are minor PL notes for both files, both concerning the intro/outro.

On The Milkmaid, the Title/author should be just "The Milkmaid by Randolph Caldecott". We don't need "from R. Caldecott's Picture Books", as that is not technically part of the book title. If you could snip that out of the intro and outro, that would be great!

A similar situation with A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book. "WITH DRAWINGS IN COLOUR
AND BLACK AND WHITE", is not part of the title and should be removed.

Thanks!

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Post by Horner94 » August 16th, 2019, 1:30 pm

m8b1 wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Thank you, Chad. There are minor PL notes for both files, both concerning the intro/outro.

On The Milkmaid, the Title/author should be just "The Milkmaid by Randolph Caldecott". We don't need "from R. Caldecott's Picture Books", as that is not technically part of the book title. If you could snip that out of the intro and outro, that would be great!

A similar situation with A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book. "WITH DRAWINGS IN COLOUR
AND BLACK AND WHITE", is not part of the title and should be removed.

Thanks!
Thanks for the feedback!

Below are the amended recordings:

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_themilkmaid_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 01:05

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_anurseryrhymepicturebook_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 03:18

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by m8b1 » August 16th, 2019, 3:56 pm

Thank you, Chad. They are both PL OK now!

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Post by Horner94 » August 16th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Hello again! :D
I discovered another text I would like to include in this collection, if that is okay.
Author: Various
Title: Forgiveness
URL to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/11129/11129-h/11129-h.htm#FORGIVENESS
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_forgiveness_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 02:25
Please can you clarify if the copyright status of this work is okay for the UK, I realise it has various authors (but it says: "Compiled By
Uncle Humphrey. Lynn: Thomas Herbert. 1851.")? Please can you clarify this for me?
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Post by m8b1 » August 16th, 2019, 5:07 pm

Hi Chad,

If the book was published in 1851, you should be fine copyright wise. :-)

It is PL OK!

The only thing I would suggest is that in future cases, if you are just reading one selection out of a book like this, that did use different authors for the different stories, just say that the author is unknown not various. As we would assume that only one person wrote this particular selection and not multiple. :-)

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Post by Horner94 » August 16th, 2019, 5:12 pm

m8b1 wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Hi Chad,

If the book was published in 1851, you should be fine copyright wise. :-)

It is PL OK!

The only thing I would suggest is that in future cases, if you are just reading one selection out of a book like this, that did use different authors for the different stories, just say that the author is unknown not various. As we would assume that only one person wrote this particular selection and not multiple. :-)
Thanks for your feedback!
I took the initiative and edited this, because it avoids causing any confusion regarding authorship.
Here is the amended recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_forgiveness_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 02:26
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Horner94 » August 16th, 2019, 5:43 pm

Hello! :D
I've got another recording.
Author: Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (27 Feb 1850 - 14 Jan 1943).
Title: The Burning House
URL to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/43336/43336-h/43336-h.htm#THE_BURNING_HOUSE
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_theburninghouse_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 01:09
Kind regards,
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Post by m8b1 » August 17th, 2019, 1:50 pm

Thank you, Chad ~ it is PL OK!

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Post by Horner94 » August 17th, 2019, 6:33 pm

Hello again!

I have attempted another story.

Author: Walter Crane (15 Aug 1845 - 14 Mar 1915).

Title: Goody Two Shoes

URL to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/37877/37877-h/37877-h.htm

Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_goodytwoshoes_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 10:47

One concern: In the paragraph immediately preceding the final sentence of this book, there is a sentence, which reads: "This gentleman, so elegantly dressed, proved to be no other than Margaret's brother, our former acquaintance little Tommy, just returned with great honour and profit from a distant foreign country." To my knowledge, there is no character in the book called Margaret? Therefore I am lead to believe this is a typo and was actually supposed to be the name "Margery". Please correct me if I am wrong. Please let me know what you think.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,
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Post by Horner94 » August 17th, 2019, 7:33 pm

And also..

Author: Walter Crane (15 Aug 1845 - 14 Mar 1915).

Title: The Absurd ABC

URL to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/17283/17283-h/17283-h.htm

Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_theabsurdabc_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 03:12

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by m8b1 » August 18th, 2019, 6:11 pm

Horner94 wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Hello again!

I have attempted another story.

Author: Walter Crane (15 Aug 1845 - 14 Mar 1915).

Title: Goody Two Shoes

URL to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/37877/37877-h/37877-h.htm

Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw031_goodytwoshoes_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 10:47

One concern: In the paragraph immediately preceding the final sentence of this book, there is a sentence, which reads: "This gentleman, so elegantly dressed, proved to be no other than Margaret's brother, our former acquaintance little Tommy, just returned with great honour and profit from a distant foreign country." To my knowledge, there is no character in the book called Margaret? Therefore I am lead to believe this is a typo and was actually supposed to be the name "Margery". Please correct me if I am wrong. Please let me know what you think.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,
Chad
Hi Chad,

I would have thought that was a typo too, but I found an actual scan of the book, and it does say Margaret there. I suppose Margery is supposed to be short for Margaret. :-)

I will PL both your submitions tomorrow!

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Post by m8b1 » August 19th, 2019, 9:37 am

Hi Chad,

They are both PL OK!

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