All Classic Stories

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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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.

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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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Hattie The Backstage Bat, Excerpt

Hattie, is a bat that lives secretly in the deep dark shadows of the great Lyceum theater. Only Mr. Collins, the stage doorman, knew she was there. One night Hattie became famous to everyone in a way no one could plan and everyone enjoyed. A little star with wings is born!

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This story is available in print at most local libraries and on Amazon.  It is written and illustrated by Don Freeman, author of the famous children’s book, “Corduroy”.

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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 Golden Fish

A poor fisherman spares the life of a golden fish and in return the fish promises to grant him a wish. The Fisherman wonders what he might wish for as he considers the magical powers of this magical creature from the deep blue sea. His wife soon has many of her own ideas and as the tale grows, these wishes become more and more amazing. Learn the fate of the eager but foolish couple whose wishes are granted as their life is turned upside down!

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