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I wonder what it’s like to be alone in a big city?
Let your mind soar with wonder... Herman and Rosie is beautifully read by actor Melissa Bergland. Having spent time living in New York herself, Melissa’s memories of the subway smells and the sounds of the late night jazz clubs – the very same that our heroine, Rosie, sings in – are clearly conveyed through the emotion of Gus Gordon’s superb story. Loneliness... friendship... and following your dreams. Herman & Rosie will have you cheering for more!
If you enjoyed this story you will be delighted to know that Melissa is just the tip of the iceberg. Our stories have been read by Justine Clarke, Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Peter Hitchener, Andy Griffiths, Sally Rippin and many more. Join now to access a library of entertaining storytellers reading quality Australian books.
Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. It was born out of a need for children to experience and make personal connections with stories and voices.
Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills, especially in the early years of a child’s development. Sadly, studies show that many children are not read to frequently enough.
Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling. It is intended for use as a complementary form of delivering the precious experience of being read aloud to, in order to improve children’s lives. We connect children with literature through the complementary medium of film providing a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles.
Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, or a read aloud model - the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations, and let them have fun with stories.
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