All Classic Stories

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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The Night Before Thanksgiving

On the Night before Thanksgiving, all seems lost, until, a dark yet familiar figure appears in Mary Robb’s doorway, bringing with him hope and promise of a better time to come.  In this heartwarming story, the true and timeless reasons to give thanks for what we have and to find a way to share with others in need, inspires us and remains long in the heart.

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The Three Little Pigs

This is the classic story of the importance of being prepared and thinking ahead.  In this story, a bad wolf huffs and he puffs and he blows the little pigs houses down, all except the smart little pig who is a wise builder and a clever planner.  He won’t be caught…not by hair of his chinny chin chin!

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King Arthur

Arthur discovers that a magical test proves to lords and knights, ladies and a kingdom, that his true purpose cannot be denied its rightful time.  He is young and inexperienced, but fate has chosen him to lead all Britain.  See how Arthur came to be King.

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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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Tom Thumb

A boy no bigger than a thumb?  The great Merlin himself used his limitless magic to create a tiny child, rewarding the prayers of a farmer and his wife who desired a little son all their own.  Little indeed!  His unusual adventures were the tallest of tales that we shall  learn of in this fanciful and charming old classic.

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Stone Soup, a pot of milk and warm bread

Stone soupFood is the inspiration of our three beloved folk tales from long ago.  The promise of soup makes the villager’s mouth water in the tale of Stone Soup, dreams of love make a Milk Maid careless with her Pot of Milk, and a Baker and a Money Lender argue over the price of a smell.  Bon Appetite!

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Peter Pan, an excerpt

PeterPananExcerptThe magical boy, Peter Pan, asks Wendy to fly with him to Never land to tell stories to the Lost Boys.  But Wendy must first learn how to fly, so Peter explains the secret of soaring through the stars, and they lift into the night sky!  Enjoy this excerpt from J. M. Barrie’s marvelous tale of a child who never wanted to grow up.

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