In this story about a little village, where neighbors have forgotten how to be friendly, and kindness is no longer the rule, a dark shadow appears and all the flowers in the village begin to disappear. Everyone begins to fear the unknown except for one little girl, who has faith that her wish sent the evening star will come true. Listen to what happens to the little girl and the village she lives in, when she finds a golden spoon in her garden. And, if ever we forget the lesson of “The Golden Rule”, then let this story remind us to “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you”.
Travelers hear a mysterious music and come upon a ring of dancing little folk. Magical things occur and they return with bags full of gold. Yet all is not well, when later, one of the travelers cannot resist returning to get more of the riches. Enjoy this curious tale of magic granted and prices paid by those who greedily ask for too much.
Such an adventure! In this Brothers Grimm story, a donkey, a hound, a cat and a rooster set off to become musicians in the town of Bremen and come across an unexpected surprise along the way. Acting together they find the perfect place to set down roots and start a new life. A perfect bedtime story for all to enjoy!!
Why 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.
A Brothers Grimm story about the power of love and its design upon two people from opposite worlds, one royal and one poor, until in the end all is made right. Listen to this magical story about the fate of a young maiden and a young prince. Happy Valentines Day!!
Note: We heart-fully thank Radhika Miller for her lovely music from her “Here and Faraway” album.
What 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 story which is 7:35 minutes long. Also if you are interested in being on the mailing list for“Gayelord The Goat” iBook, please sign upHERE.
Papa 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.
A very wise but poor peasant girl discovers a golden treasure on her farm and is sent on an adventure that will change her life forever and test her clever mind. Listen to how the King challenges her to solve a riddle, which enables her to save her father and become Queen.
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.