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.
Little 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.
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.
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”.
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”.
What is a miracle? Poet Walt Whitman sees them everywhere in our world and offers them praise, teaching us to see with awe and reverence the world of nature around us. As upcoming holidays draw near, we felt that this poem was appropriate in the celebration of miracles we often take for granted in our daily lives. Hear this list of wondrous miracles, penned by our American literary master when our country was mostly open roads and new frontiers.
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.
Tom would spend his Christmas alone, for his home was far away in India. He sadly watched all the other boys at Miss Ware’s English boarding school talking about the wonderful holidays they would experience at home. Yet with the help of some Christmas magic, Tom and his friend Bertie found a way to spend their holiday in an unexpected way, learning a deep lesson about thinking of others. Listen now and find out what a Christmas fairy brought them in the nick of time.
An original Thanksgiving tale about your storyteller, Alan. It is a story of how he began the career of storytelling when he was seventeen years old. Hear about his memories of a Thanksgiving long ago in California, where a moment of inspiration lasted a lifetime.
Be sure to also enjoy these three Thanksgiving stories, right here on The Story Home website, “Thanksgiving at Grandfather’s Farm”, “The Thanksgiving Stone”, and The Night Before Thanksgiving”.