Thanksgiving is so much fun on Grandfather’s farm. There are so many places to explore, such as barns and pastures and a kitchen that smells of thanksgiving delights! This is what Mr. and Mrs. Grey’s grandchildren looked forward to, when they stepped off the train for a visit that they would never forget, as our story will show on this wonderful old fashioned Thanksgiving in the country.
Mysterious raven at my chamber door! Why do you gaze at me with your fiery eyes? Ebony bird, what message do you bring on this “midnight dreary, while I ponder weak and weary…” This Halloween we delight in a fantasy encounter with Edgar Allen Poe and his haunted raven, headed for a world beyond our own. In a word…BOO!!!
The fire in a nearby cabin was warm. Outside, a young soldier stood, his feet were numb with cold. So begins a heartwarming tale of generosity when there was nothing to give. At that time, America was but a dream shared by 11.000 brave souls in the perilous winter of 1777, at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Jack had the perfect Father’s day gift, a brand new compass for his dad. He had purchased it by cutting lawns and doing odd jobs. He and his dad would use the compass on a hike, like real explorers, but there were some unexpected challenges along the trail, as Jack would find out. Now make yourself comfortable and our tale will begin. To all you Dads out there, this one’s for you!
Was Mom surprised! She had no idea that Phillip and Juliana had secretly prepared a wonderful breakfast in the kitchen for her. Yet, this day had started out with a great disappointment and a lot of rain. Discover how the magic of Mother’s Day brought out the best in a boy and girl, and happiness to a grateful mother.
In The Magic Valentine, we’ll meet a young elf, who will come to understand the very special meaning of Valentines day. A day in which letters are sent full of words that speak to the heart. Now sit back with someone special and enjoy The Magic Valentine.
Hanukkah came and a difficult lesson was learned by two neighbors. Raziella and Fruma, struggled to make peace with themselves, and with each other, after a troubling incident. Would they be wise or foolish? It would take the eight days of Hanukkah for an answer to come. We will learn of this in an old Hebrew folktale in which a small miracle takes place at Hanukkah. Here’s wishing you a Happy Hanukkah!
Is Santa Claus truly real? Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, asking this question. The quick response of veteran newsman Francis Church became history’s most reprinted newspaper article. His eloquent answer stands as a light in the darkness of doubt, and restores the joy of believing.
A magical Christmas poem written long ago by Clement C. Moore captured the magic of a holiday all children hold dear. Not only are the names of Santa’s reindeer mentioned, but Santa himself is described in a robust and jolly way. With visions of sugar plums we dedicate this old favorite to the believers, wherever they may be!
Della and Jim were poor, yet happily in love. On the day before Christmas, with little money saved, each found a secret way to afford a very special gift for the other. For them, to give was more important than to receive, as we shall hear. Their heartfelt story brightens the Christmas spirit, as their gifts are truly “worthy of the magi”.