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Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator:  Jerry Pinkney

Lonely Hannah is delighted to discover a warm black boot as she gathers kindling in the forest. A poor woman, she doesn't have proper shoes on her cold feet. "Glory be! I only wish I had your mate," she says to the boot, and the next morning, to her great surprise, there is not just one boot but two sitting by her bed! More wishes bring even better gifts—but the best is still to come: A visitor arrives at her door—a man with a big white beard, wearing a red suit and only one boot.

Who could this magical visitor be? Santa Claus, of course! And he has one more surprise in store for Hannah: She wakes up the next morning to find a new puppy waiting for her!

Direct download: Master_The_Christmas_Boot_MP3_1.mp3
Category:Christmas -- posted at: 8:13pm EST
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In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair. Jim, meanwhile, has made a sacrifice for Della that is no less difficult. As they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, the discovery of what each has done fills them with despair, until they realize that the true gifts of Christmas can be found more readily in their humble apartment than in any fine store. O. Henry paints a masterly portrait of unfaltering love, a haven from the harsh world outside.

We recommend purchasing the book illustrated by P.J. Lynch's eloquent art, wherein every glance, every gesture, tells a subtle truth.

Direct download: Master_Gift_of_the_Magi_MP3.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 11:53pm EST
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Today was Thanksgiving, Grandmother’s favorite day of the year. The cooking was done and her famous cranberry bread was cooling on the wooden board. Every year Grandmother invited a guest for dinner and allowed Maggie to do the same. “Ask someone poor or lonely,” she always said.

She wasn’t happy upon learning that Maggie had invited the unsavory Mr. Whiskers to dinner. Would her secret cranberry bread recipe be safe with him in the house?

After a long absence this delightful 1971 classic is back and so is the secret recipe for Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread!

Direct download: Master_Glow2_Cranberries_MP3.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 5:45pm EST
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