Do 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.
As 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.
The wind and the rain were hollering and blowing about the world and the bright sunshine broke through to silence them. The sunshine began to tell them a most beautiful story about the golden Swan of Fortune whose gifts to people were as kind and generous as Spring is to the wintery world. Hear for yourself her sunny tale unfold.
Little Bird is back again with a perfect story for Mother’s Day. Asking question after question about growing up, he can’t seem to settle down for bedtime. Thankfully, his wise Mother knows that a good story will do the trick and soon Little Bird is off to the land of dreams.
Here is a tale of fantasy that tells of a little girl who travels on a journey to the ends of the earth to find her seven lost brothers who were each changed into ravens, by an accidental spell. Hear how she manages to find them, in this imaginative story by the Brothers Grimm.
Clyde 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!
Special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music.
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.
Happy 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!
A special kids story for the Christmas holidays about a kind old shoemaker and his wife lived in a small village. After many years of making fine shoes, he could not earn enough money to live on. He did not know what to do, but his wife had faith that something would happen to change their situation. The Shoemaker was disappointed that he would not be able to help the village children with new shoes this holiday, so when he went to sleep he prayed to the spirit of Christmas to help him. In this holiday children’s story, hear what happens when the Shoemaker woke up and how giving to others holds a magic of its own.
A special thank you to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music.
The 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.
Special thanks for Radhika Miller’s beautiful music from her “Arabesque” album.
Oh 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.