Martin & Sylvia Audio Books
ages 4 to 8
Martin and Sylvia live in tall house with lots of windows. In their backyard is all a five and a seven year old could ever want: a brook, a tree swing, a playhouse and a garden full of magical friends. Join this enterprising brother and sister for a year of delight and wonder. Whether it's the heat of summer, or the deep snows of winter, every day is an adventure!
Martin & Sylvia Stories:
Martin & Sylvia's Halloween Audio Book $6.00
Enjoy these three stories from our Martin & Sylvia series! The stories follow the events that unfold over the few days before Halloween as the creative brother and sister prepare for their annual Fairy Ball!
Part One: "The Thinning of the Veils"
While Martin and Sylvia wait for the invitations to arrive for their annual Halloween Fairy Fall, Sylvia spies something curious sticking out of the toy shelf in their bedroom. She examines it, and finds that it is an orange piece of paper with a drawing — and on the drawing is a red “X.” Martin declares that it must be a treasure map! And thus brother and sister are launched on a cross-town treasure hunt. Where will it lead them?
Part Two: "Jack-O-Lanterns"
To gain entrance to the annual Halloween Fairy Ball, the children must bring certain gifts. From the invitation, they learn that one of these fairy gifts is a Jack-O-Lantern. They run to harvest their pumpkins, only to discover the ones they grew themselves are both very small. Momma then tells them that the first Jack-O-Lanterns were actually carved out of turnips! This amazes both Martin and Sylvia, and they decide to try it. It works! And not only that, they glow a beautiful golden white like the moon.
Part Three: "The Fairy Ball"
It is the day before the Fairy Ball, and Martin is worried. While his sister Sylvia has already found all of her fairy gifts, Martin laments that he’ll never find the feather, crystal and candle that he needs to gain entrance to the Ball. Everything changes, however, when Momma teaches Martin a magical finding trick. And the Halloween magic doesn’t end there!
Martin & Sylvia's Christmas-time Audio Book $6.00
Enjoy these three stories from our Martin & Sylvia series! The stories follow the events that unfold over the weeks before Christmas as the creative brother and sister enjoy several holiday traditions.
Part One: "The Christmas Garden"
Every year Martin and Sylvia’s family builds a Chistmas-time Spiral Garden to celebrate the holiday season. This year, however, Martin and Sylvia want to do it themselves, without any help. Daddy is hesitant — building the spiral shaped stone path can be complicated and exhausting. But brother and sister are undaunted. Martin, in charge of the stones, finds out what it is to meet a challenge with determination and creativity.
Part Two: "Getting Their Tree"
Last year, Martin and Sylvia got their Christmas tree from in town. The year before that they hiked into the woods. This year, Daddy has the idea of taking a horse-drawn wagon into the woods of a Christmas tree farm, where they will find not only a field of Christmas trees, but also a warm cabin and hot chocolate. The family enthusiastically agrees to go — and the experience proves to be even more magical than expected.
Part Three: "Silent Night"
Martin and Sylvia’s family loves to sing holiday songs; they each have their very favorite. Sylvia's is "Silent Night". She loves it so much that she wants to offer a special concert of “Silent Night” at the annual caroling party. She enlists Martin and her friends to help. But when she ends up by herself in the playhouse for the "rehearsal", Sylvia experiences some special holiday magic that brings a whole new meaning to her favorite song.
Martin & Sylvia's Valentines Audio Book $6.00
Three delightful Martin & Sylvia stories that include fun new ideas for celebrating Valentines Day! It is chock-full of delightful ideas for Valentines celebrations, and unique suggestions for how tell others that you love them.
Part One: "Secret Love Code"
Martin and Sylvia’s family has a Valentine’s tradition in which they create little satchels of valentine gifts. They hang the satchels on friends' front doors — each with the same small note: “You are Loved!”. And all of it is done in secret. Oh, but it can be hard to keep quiet about all the fun! Martin and Sylvia find clever ways to keep their delicious secrets to themselves. (this story includes content from an 'At Home' story previously a part of the 2012 subscription series)
Part Two: "Four Kinds of Valentines"
In preparation for their town's annual Valentines Family Dance, Martin and Sylvia learn that there is not one kind of Valentine, but FOUR. In addition to the beautiful paper cards - there are valentines made of "loving words", "tasty treats" and "special times". As they craft their valentines for their parents and each other, brother and sister consider all the ways to share love.
Part Three: "Queen of the Dance"
Martin and Sylvia have been preparing for the Valentines Family Dance all week — making valentines, decorating the Hall and learning dances. Sylvia is determined to find the bean in the Cupid Cake and become the Valentine Family Dance Queen. Her plans change, however, when she meets a shy new girl who wants to be the Queen just as much as she does! (this story includes content from an 'At Home' story previously a part of the 2012 subscription series)
Martin and Sylvia's Summer Adventures Audio Book $6.00
This is a long "Martin & Sylvia" story divided into three parts. The story follows the delightful events of a summer adventure to the Thousand Islands for a family reunion, a celebration of imagination, and a hunt for Mermaids!
Part One: "Family Reunion"
In the first story, brother and sister learn that the extended family of cousins has been invited to gather in a magical place called "Mermaid Island"! Once a summer camp for boys and girls, Mermaid Island is filled with stories -- particularly stories of mermaids! Martin & Sylvia are beside themselves with excitement when they meet their host, cousin Daniel, a magical writer and storyteller, who welcomes them to a weekend of fun.
Part Two: "Stories by the Fire"
In the second story, Daniel brings all the cousins together for an evening of stories. But he's not the only one telling stories -- everyone is encouraged to share stories and discover what they all have in common. Sylvia finds that she has a LOT in common with Cassie - a distant cousin who also enjoys building fairy houses, dressing up in costumes and now, a desire to see a real mermaid!
Part Three: "Looking for Mermaids"
In the third story, Sylvia and Cassie get up early to look for real mermaids on Mermaid Island and find some magical clues - including some inspiring stories from both Momma and Daniel.
Martin and Sylvia's "Knitting from the Beginning" Audio Book $6.00
Martin and Sylvia's Giving Thanks Audio Book $6.00
On the drive to Grandma's for their annual Thanksgiving Feast, brother and sister learn about the magical power of two important words: thank you. They realize that feeling a 'thank you' with their whole body can change how you feel -- and change how other people feel!
This lesson sets the whole family into a Thanksgiving holiday filled with appreciation, joy and family adventure.
Part One: "Two Magic Words" is about how brother and sister turn a long drive to Grandma's into a magical quest to bring gratitude into every part of the trip.
Part Two: "A House Full of Thank You" is about the play all the cousins put on together based on a fanciful story about Grandma's big house along with an imaginary and creative history of the Thanksgiving meal.
Part Three: "So Many Ways to Give Thanks" is about all the ways the entire family helps each other prepare, cook and then enjoy the feast together.
Martin and Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar $18.00
Follow the 25 magical days of Advent with Martin & Sylvia!
Each day of December, you'll have a new story waiting -- in which Martin and Sylvia take a small adventure and make a delightful discovery. This Audio Book includes one long introductory story, followed by 24 daily audio stories, to be enjoyed December 1st through the 25th.
Five hours of holiday audio stories!
For more information about how the Audio Advent Calendar works, and how to find your stories, see this link: http://www.sparklestories.com/blog/2013/12/01/know-martin-sylvia-audio-advent-calendar/.