Adventure Stories

Pandora’s Box

Poor Pandora! She had to learn the hard way.  Even though she was warned not to do so, she opened a mysterious and forbidden box and let loose all manner of troubles trapped within it.  Now what could she do? Find out the secret that was hidden inside the mysterious box that offered a glimmer of hope.

Note: A special thank you to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Heaven” album and to Looperman.com and Minor2go.

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Flash the Dash, Excerpt

A rather sleepy little Dachshund named Flash is asked by Sashay, his mate, to be productive and find a job to earn their living. The little pooch tries delivering telegrams around town and does very well until one day he gets the surprise of his life when he discovers a telegram addressed to him!

To hear this entire 8:46 minute story by Don Freeman, author of the well known “Corduroy” stories, you can download it on The Story Home website for only $0.99.

Here is a three minute excerpt, enjoy!

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The mystery of twelve Princesses, locked in their bedroom at night, must be solved! The reward is great, offered by their father, the King. He must find out why it is that every night his daughters dancing slippers are completely worn out.  A soldier passing through the kingdom hears of the mystery and ventures to solve it. Listen to how their secret is discovered.

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The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread ManA little Gingerbread Man leaps out of the oven and runs away from the women who baked him, boasting that he will never be caught!  He begins his adventure by running from the women, her husband and an assortment of people and animals, until he encounters a very clever fox with a sweet tooth for cookies.  The fox offers to carry him across a deep river, but is he being helpful or does he have something else in mind?  Find out what happens in this adventurous beloved English folktale as the Gingerbread Man runs as fast as he can!

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Little Bird’s First Christmas

Where is my brand new nest?  Said Little Bird to his Mother. The little fir tree they placed it in was gone, chopped down with others and taken away to be sold as Christmas trees. What would happen to the little nest now? Follow the story to a small log cabin on a snowy Christmas Eve and hear how the kindness of a young girl taught Little Bird the meaning of Christmas.

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Peter Rabbit Plays a Joke, Excerpt

Here is a lovely story about the “other” Peter Rabbit, written by Thornton Burgess, in which a mischievous Peter plays a trick on his friend Johnny Chuck while they are adventuring through the woods one day.  Surprise! Peter’s trick goes awry and suddenly he is faced with an unexpected new challenge.  Hear what happens…

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Gulliver’s Travels, Excerpt

Gulliver sails across the ocean and finds himself in a very strange land named Lilliput, where human beings are extremely small.  In this excerpt, Gulliver discovers that he has washed ashore, awakening upon his back, tied down by an small army of  creatures who believe that he is a giant invader.  Listen to what happens in this brilliant fantasy!

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Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots was a fearless and clever cat, indeed!  To help his poor young master, Puss put on a pair of boots, outwitted powerful ogres and conquered a world, bringing his fortunate master fame, fortune and best of all…love.

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Theseus Battles the Minotaur

Brave Theseus  enters the labyrinth to do battle with the Minotaur, a dangerous creature half beast and half human.  Will the faith of his new friend, Princess Ariadne send him good fortune, or will the wrathful power of the bull creature conquer him.  We shall follow his adventure as he enters the moonlit maze.  A note to parents:  mythic battles can be a bit fierce for the very young!

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Jason and the Golden Fleece

Jason, a young hero, is helped by a mysterious sorceress to win the fabled golden fleece. This prize will go to a future king. Rough waters, dark forests, and a hideous dragon will stand in young Jason’s way. Will he triumph or fail? This excerpt from the ancient tale will reveal his struggle and suggest his future.

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