George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt: the presidents on Mount Rushmore represent America’s founding, its journey toward achieving its ideals, and its growing role in the world.
Now young students can learn the lives, words, struggles, and triumphs of these men from storyteller Jim Weiss with the Mount Rushmore Bundle. Each audio CD provides an engaging biography of a different president and an introduction to his words--almost 5 hours in all.
Ages 7 & up
About the Author
In 1989, Jim Weiss set out on a mission: to record the greatest stories he knew from world literature and history, and inspire families -- especially young listeners -- with a passionate love of the original classics. In the three decades since then, Jim's narration voice and seemingly numberless character voices have formed foundational entertainment and education for millions of listeners around the world.
Winning hundreds of awards, Jim’s recordings range on the literary side from fairy tales through stories from Shakespeare, Dickens and Conan Doyle, while his history recordings bring to vivid life major historical events and personalities from the ancient world through the twentieth century.
The inspiration for all this began early, with parents and grandparents who told stories and read aloud to him, skills which Jim joyously acquired, and which led him to a degree in Communications and Speech from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later, his wife, Randy, earned her own national awards as a teacher and counselor, and their shared passion for learning led to forming their company in 1989, long before the explosion of spoken word recordings made this a "sensible" decision. The recordings began winning listeners and national awards from the first. A few years ago, the Weiss's licensed their recordings and business operations to Well-Trained Mind Press, which has successfully introduced Jim's work into still more markets, while Jim continues to write, record, teach and perform.
Corrin Brewer is an artist and illustrator living in Richmond, Va. She is graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in December of 2015 with a BFA in Communication Arts. She has trained in illustration, graphic design, fine arts (watercolor, acrylic, ink, oils, graphite), Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Examples of Corrin's work can be found on her website, www.artbycorrin.com.