Animal 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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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 Bird Learns About Giving Thanks

Little Bird was upset when the pushy seagulls came to his picnic and stole all the crumbs off the ground leaving nothing for him and his mom. When the seagulls finally left, something wonderful and unexpected happened — something that taught him a golden lesson that he would never forget. Find out what Little Bird learned and why he was thankful.

The Story Home is thankful for Radhika Miller’s beautiful music from “The Lark’s Bride” and “Here and Faraway” Albums.

NOTE: Little Bird has another story called “Little Bird’s First Christmas”.

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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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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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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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Three Billy Goats Gruff

A mean troll lives under the bridge that the three billy goats must cross to reach the green and delicious grass they love to eat. What will they do? Here is a classic story from Norway about outsmarting and getting the better of those who bully us.  Are the goats more powerful or are they smarter than the troll who threatens?  You be the judge as the beloved tale unfolds.  Clip clop, clip clop….here come the billy goats!

 

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