Bedtime Stories

The Boy Who Finally Listened

Original Artwork by Alan ScofieldThis original story is about a boy who is uninspired until he meets a very special storyteller. As the boy listens to the stories, a new and wonderful thing happens to him. Find out what the boy discovers and how his journey will take him across the seasons of a year.

NOTE: You can also watch the movie version of this story on The Story Home youtube channel. Click here to watch The Boy Who Finally Listened Movie

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The Lad Who Went To The North Wind

The Lad Who Went To The North WindThe North Wind is a powerful thief! He steals flour from a boy’s hands in one mighty gust of air. Angry at his sudden loss, the brave lad travels to visit the North Wind, asking him for something in return for taking his flour, whereupon he receives three magical gifts. Find out what they are plus a wise lesson about being careful on our journeys.

Note: A special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Here and Faraway” 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.

Special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Arabesque” Album.

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The Crystal Ball

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image22507478An enchantress changes her two sons into an eagle and a whale in order to keep her powers to herself. But her third son, the youngest, escapes this fate and begins an amazing journey that will take him to the Castle of the Golden Sun. There he not only meets a princess but unlocks the key to releasing his two brothers from their mother’s spell.

Join us now in celebrating The Story Home’s fifth anniversary year by listening to this venerable old tale penned by The Brothers Grimm.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Here and Faraway” album.

 

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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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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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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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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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