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Win a $200 shopping spree at the Well-Trained Mind Store! It's easy and free (and fun), and no purchase is necessary. We'll provide you with a Paul Bunyan script from our American Tall Tales book. Send us a video (using the link below) of your kids performing the short play. Get creative! Make your dog into Babe, the Blue Ox! Try some gender-switched casting and create a Paula Bunyan tale...you get the idea. All submissions must be sent in by June 22nd. Voting ends on June 30th. Submissions must be less than 3 minutes long (which means you'll most likely need to select a portion of the play). On July 4th, we will announce the following winners based on participant voting: One First Place winner, $200 in store credit at welltrainedmind.com Two Second Place winners will each receive $150 in store credit at welltrainedmind.com Four Third Place winners each will get a copy of all four companion readers and their accompanying audio MP3s We can't wait to see what you come up with! Enter here.
Hi all, I wanted to let you know that TODAY ONLY (July 4th), Well-Trained Mind Press is celebrating America's birthday by offering 35% off everything America-related in our store. Jim Weiss's audio biographies of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Harriet Tubman, George Gershwin, and others; The Story of the World, Volumes 3 and 4 (America comes up a lot in those books); our illustrated reader of American Tall Tales; the audio downloads of "Electoral Apocalypses: How America Survived 3 Divisive Elections"; and the ever-popular colorable action figures from Figures in Motion. Browse our America category here.
Hi all, Well-Trained Mind Press and Jim Weiss proudly present a new three-part audio series: Electoral Apocalypses: How America Survived Three Elections Even More Divisive Than 2016. It's for teens and adults. Here's the description: In the midst of bitterly contested elections, some claim that America has â€œnever been more divided,â€ and that the sky is about to fall. In the spirit of classical education, Well-Trained Mind Press offers you a historically informed perspective. This three-part audio series sheds light on the stormy present by exploring the turbulent past. Through the surprising tales of three past elections, master storyteller Jim Weiss explores the flexibility of Americaâ€™s democratic system, and the resilience of its people. These memorable episodes make ideal listening for voters (and voters-to-be), lovers of history, and all concerned citizens. Episode 1 available now at the limited-time price of $3.25! Future episodes coming soon. Episode 1: Poison Pens and Pistols at Dawn: Jefferson, Hamilton, Burr, and the Election of 1800 A brand-new nation faces its greatest crisis yet: as the beloved George Washington leaves the White House, rival factions try to set the course for Americaâ€™s future. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr get down and dirty, in an election that features one shocking moment after another. Will the American Revolution devour itself? Or will the young republic find a way through? For ages 12 to Adult Running Time: 41 minutes So cheer up...it's been way, way worse than this. Of course, Facebook and Twitter didn't exist back then...So yeah, on second thought: all is lost.
Arrr, mateys! Talk like a Pirate Day (September 19th) be almost upon us, so we have slashed prices by 25% on the MP3 and CD of Jim Weiss's retelling of "Treasure Island." Because we like to help you save yer doubloons.