All Classic Stories

How the Finch Got Her Colors

How the finch got her colors folktale on The Story Home.comWhy is the little grey finch so sad? Did she not see the miracle in the sky and take from it the beauty offered to all the other birds? The King of the birds found out what happened to the little finch and decided to make everything right. It’s a story to warm your heart about politeness and generosity you’re sure to enjoy. Now make yourself comfortable and listen to this charming and meaningful Belgian Folktale.

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

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Gayelord The Goat

Gayelord the Goat children's book by Don Freeman at The Story HomeWhat has Gayelord The Goat done! He’s made a colorful mess of everything and now his life has been turned upside down. Let’s hear what happens as we listen to this delightful and spirited story of a goat who suddenly becomes a work of art in this brand new, never before published book by the great Don Freeman, children’s author of “Corduroy” and many other fine tales.

Note: When you purchase and download “Gayelord The Goat”, you will receive the entire audio story which is 7:35 minutes long.

You can find more Don Freeman stories HERE at The Story Home.

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Papa Panov’s Special Christmas

Papa Panov's Special Christmas audio story read by Alan Scofield at The Story Home.comPapa Panov looked everywhere for the important visitor on Christmas day! The night before, he had had a dream that he would meet the divine child, but that he should look carefully, for he may not recognize him. Who would it be? Would Papa Panov be able to tell who the Holy child was or was this just a dream? Listen to this wonderful holiday tale about the kindly shoemaker in his little Russian village to learn the real meaning of Christmas.

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Penguins Of All People

Don Freeman children's audio story at The Story Home.comDo you know what “Aark aark!” means in Penguinese? These were Pengo’s farewell words to his father, when Perry Bird Penguin set off from Antarctica to New York City for a special meeting at the United Nations. Find out as you listen to this engaging tale, filled with  affection for both penguins and people, that is told with the bounce and joy that have made all of Don Freeman’s books such a delight for all young readers.

You can still find this wonderful book at most library’s in the children’s section or order it online from amazon.

The length of the entire downloaded purchased story is 9:51.

If you like this Don Freeman story, there are many others. You can find them here: http://thestoryhome.com/category/all-classic-stories/don-freeman/

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Alice in Wonderland Chapter 2

Alice is swimming with the mouse in Alice in Wonderland chapter 2 at The Story Home websiteAs we continue with Alice’s adventures in Wonderland in this second chapter, “The Pool of Tears”, we find her having a very difficult time being so many sizes. She also meets a mouse, who like herself, is caught in a very large pool of salt water. Listen now and hear how Alice is handling her situation in this creative chapter written by Lewis Carroll.

If you missed chapter one, you can find it at http://thestoryhome.com/2013/04/01/alice-in-wonderland-chapter-1/

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

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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!

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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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Santa Claus Does Not Forget

http://thestoryhome.comHappy Holidays from The Story Home! In this darling Christmas story, Bertie found out that Santa Claus learned about his forgetfulness during the past year, and was ready to teach Bertie a lesson, when gift time came at Christmas. When Christmas morning arrived and Bertie woke to see what was in his stocking, he was surprised! Later he realized that Santa Claus was not only jolly, but wise indeed. Listen and find out what happened to Bertie on Christmas.

Don’t forget, The Story Home has 10 Christmas stories and many other holiday stories for the entire year! Just go to Holiday Stories on the left sidebar and see!

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The King’s Thanksgiving

The King's ThanksgivingThe King’s messenger searched everywhere for one child who truly understood the meaning of Thanksgiving. Many fine and successful families competed for the honor, but the King’s own messenger was not satisfied with any of the children he saw, for they “were not ready”. Then, at last he came upon a small child who held in her heart the spirit of the celebration of the Thanksgiving feast. Listen and find out who the child was and why she was chosen.

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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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Pinocchio becomes a real boy

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-hanging-puppet-illustration-image30438832Pinocchio’s father, Geppetto, was very sick, so each day Pinocchio took care of  him and worked very hard to save  money. Seeing how well Pinocchio cared for his father, the blue fairy knew that the little puppet’s heart was truly kind and nearly human.  As with many fairy tales, those who struggle to find happiness are justly rewarded for their goodness and patience.  Listen now to the final chapter of Pinocchio and see why the blue fairy granted him the special reward he deserved.

If you enjoy this story, be sure to listen to our other Pinocchio story.

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