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.
This Halloween we have a special children’s story by The Brothers Grimm about a boy who was so fearless that nothing could make him afraid! Wherever he went he searched for SOMETHING that would make him shudder. Gather round as this scary tale takes us on a journey of ghosts and gallows, haunted castles and black cats until we come to an unexpected surprise ending.
A note to Mom and Dad that little ones may find this story a touch scary!
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.
Pinocchio’s father, Geppetto, was very sick, so each day Pinocchio took care of him and worked very hard to save money. Seeing how well Pinocchio cared for his father, the blue fairy knew that the little puppet’s heart was truly kind and nearly human. As with many fairy tales, those who struggle to find happiness are justly rewarded for their goodness and patience. Listen now to the final chapter of Pinocchio and see why the blue fairy granted him the special reward he deserved.
High 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.
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.
An 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.
Cyrano, a crow with a large bright yellow beak, lived in Farmer Ferguson’s mailbox. Every morning he loved to practice his favorite bird calls while his friend Harry Scary the scarecrow listened. One night, Cyrano saw a man on TV, doing imitations of birds just like he did. Cyrano knew he could do better than the man on TV, and Farmer Ferguson agreed. A remarkable adventure began when Cyrano traveled to New York City to be on television, and learned a valuable lesson in the end.
Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her wonderful music from her “Heaven” Album.
NOTE: The excerpt is 4:59 long. The full length downloadable story is 14:28 long.