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James brings his new stuffed elephant, Harry, everywhere--to play in the fields, to swim at the seashore, and to cuddle quietly in bed each night. Soon Harry's ears begin to flop and his trunk sags and he isn't new anymore. And soon James is older too and must go to his first day of school, while Harry must wait alone at home. Perhaps, thinks James that night, Harry should come to school for a visit. After all, Harry isn't used to being on his own. Kim Lewis, creator of Floss, First Snow, and The Last Train, tells a gentle story with grace and understanding. With lovely dales and cozy rural towns as a backdrop, her soft pencil drawings evoke a world as comforting as a well-worn, well-loved stuffed toy.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.