Jim Dale is known to millions of fans as the voice of Harry Potter, as he narrated all of the books in the Harry Potter series. An AudioFile Golden Voice, he has received numerous accolades for his audiobook work. He has won seven Audie Awards and two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album for Children (for Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire in 2000 and for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007). He also holds two Guinness World Records: one for having created and recorded 134 different character voices for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and one for occupying the first six places in the Top Ten Audiobooks of America 2005.
Dale’s other audiobook credits include A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, James Herriot’s Treasury for Children, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Dale is also a stage and screen actor, well-known in Britain for his appearances in the Carry On films. He won the 1980 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Book Trailer for The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman
Nancy Tillman, New York Times bestselling author of On The Night You Were Born, presents a new Christmas classic for families to share together: The Spirit of Christmas.Share This
Written by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead; read by Jim Dale
Macmillan Young Listeners
THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee is the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.