Adventure Stories

The Guard Mouse, Excerpt

The Guard MouseClyde the guard mouse, guarded Buckingham Palace. He was proud and happy with his duties for the Queen, keeping small creatures from creeping through the openings in the Palace wall. One day, his cousins from New York City came to visit, and asked him to take them on the Grand whirlwind tour of London, which he did. Listen to this wonderful classic Don Freeman story and hear a mouse’s eye view of London, along with a few very interesting surprises!

Special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music.

NOTE: The Free excerpt is  3:22 minutes long.  When you purchase and download the full story it is 8:47 minutes long.

ALSO: You may be able to find a copy of the printed book at your library or on Amazon.

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How The Whale Got His Throat

http://thestoryhome.comOh no! A little fish has met a great big hungry whale and is afraid he will be eaten! But soon he finds a brilliant way to save his life by distracting the mighty whale. The tiny fish might be small but his cleverness is a mighty thing indeed. Listen to this wonderful classic childrens story by Rudyard Kipling and hear what happened.

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The Turtle and the Dove Excerpt

Turtle and the Dove 150The white Dove had been flying over the ocean for a long time and was growing very tired. She needed a place to rest her weary wings, but all there was, was an endless ocean. Suddenly, she spied a round tiny island. But was it an island? Hear how Dove finally finds a place to rest and in the process makes a new life long friend in this special Don Freeman story.

Note: The full length downloadable story is 8:09 minutes.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Sunlit Reverie” album.

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The Lad Who Went To The North Wind

The Lad Who Went To The North WindThe North Wind is a powerful thief! He steals flour from a boy’s hands in one mighty gust of air. Angry at his sudden loss, the brave lad travels to visit the North Wind, asking him for something in return for taking his flour, whereupon he receives three magical gifts. Find out what they are plus a wise lesson about being careful on our journeys.

Note: A special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Here and Faraway” Album.

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Inspector Peckit

Inspector PECKITcover 155High atop a chimney stack, a bright-eyed pigeon named Peckit stood gazing out over the rooftops of Paris. Being a clever detective, he sensed something was wrong and flew to the window ledge of a young girl.  She had lost something very important, and Peckit was determined to find it for her. He searched high and low, through out the day into night, for the girl’s treasure. Hear the funny things that happened along the way as you listen to this wonderful classic.  (The entire downloadable story is 10:39 long)

Note: You can still find copies of this book in libraries and on Amazon in case you want to follow along.

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Alice in Wonderland, Chapter 1

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice is surprised by a white rabbit that runs past her, saying he is late for an important appointment.  She chases him down a deep and bottomless rabbit hole, beginning one of the most celebrated children’s stories ever written. Deep below the earth is a magical and “out of the way” place called wonderland, full of fanciful and astonishing events found only in our wildest dreams.

Special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Arabesque” Album.

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The Crystal Ball

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image22507478An enchantress changes her two sons into an eagle and a whale in order to keep her powers to herself. But her third son, the youngest, escapes this fate and begins an amazing journey that will take him to the Castle of the Golden Sun. There he not only meets a princess but unlocks the key to releasing his two brothers from their mother’s spell.

Join us now in celebrating The Story Home’s fifth anniversary year by listening to this venerable old tale penned by The Brothers Grimm.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Here and Faraway” album.

 

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Cyrano the Crow

Cyrano150Cyrano, a crow with a large bright yellow beak, lived in Farmer Ferguson’s mailbox. Every morning he loved to practice his favorite bird calls while his friend Harry Scary the scarecrow listened. One night, Cyrano saw a man on TV, doing imitations of birds just like he did. Cyrano knew he could do better than the man on TV, and Farmer Ferguson agreed. A remarkable adventure began when Cyrano traveled to New York City to be on television, and learned a valuable lesson in the end.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her wonderful music from her “Heaven” Album.

NOTE: The excerpt is 4:59 long.  The full length downloadable story is 14:28 long.

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Little Girl’s Christmas

Little Girl's ChristmasLittle Girl wanted to meet Santa on Christmas Eve. With a little help from a holiday sprite, her dream came true! Away she whooshed up the chimney, winging over the housetops, traveling to Santa’s house. Her journey brought her to his doorstep and saved her a seat on the most famous sleigh in the world. The reindeer took off and she headed for earth.  As they say, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all, and to all a goodnight.

 

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Tilly Witch Excerpt

It is almost Halloween, and Tilly Witch has a serious problem.  Happy and cheerful, dancing and giggling, she feels kindly toward everyone. How can she hope to frighten anyone when she doesn’t feel the least bit wicked?  Hear how Tilly tries to regain her mean ways, just in time for Halloween!

The complete story is 8:25 long.

NOTE: Tilly Witch was one of the more popular children’s books that author, Don Freeman illustrated and wrote.  Even though it is out of print, you can find this book in local libraries and on Amazon.  Don Freeman is well known for his children’s book, “Corduroy”.

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