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”.
Zach and Ethan were amazed that grandfather Edward has served in the infantry in France at the end of the war in Europe. Edward was touched that these young men were captivated by the history he had lived. It was an unusual Thanksgiving, in which the story of a small stone revealed a world of understanding between generations, and strengthened the ties that bind.
Victor had such a nightmare after eating too much candy on Halloween night. Who would he call to help him wake up from his strange dream? How would he get back home to his bedroom? The answer was printed on a little card, kept in a suit pocket of an old magic coat, locked in an old blue trunk from Cairo. Keep the light on and the windows closed when you listen to this enchanted Halloween tale by Alan M. Scofield.
Placed under a dark spell, a royal Prince is given the appearance of a terrible beast. The spell can only be broken by a maiden who senses his inner goodness and loves him for himself. Beauty is repulsed at first, yet something tells her that within this beast dwells something pure and good. Listen to her tale of discovery!
Imagine how you would feel if someone called you an “ugly duckling” and people picked on you and told you that you were odd and different. What if you didn’t have friends and a loving home. How terribly sad you would feel! In Hans Christian Andersen’s wonderful story about growth and change, an ugly duckling, in the end, becomes something wondrous and beautiful. Everyone is amazed, but no one is more surprised than “the ugly duckling” himself.
Under a spell, a beautiful young princess lies upon a golden bed, asleep for a hundred years. She waits for a prince, who is destined to find her and awaken her to a true and timeless love. Will he find her? Will he pass safely through the dark, mysterious woods that hide her ancient castle? All this will be revealed in the timeless story of the Sleeping Beauty in the Woods.
Listen to this classic tale by The Brothers Grimm and find out how the skills that four brothers have mastered, become very useful when a mighty dragon captures a princess. Hear how they must join forces to save her, relying on each other, to rescue the princess from the beast of flames and thunder.
In this older version of the classic tale of Cinderella, a mother’s last words will guide a young daughter through the difficult times ahead, urging her to “always bear hardship and ill-treatment with patience and kindness, for then happiness will be your lot in the end.” She receives help from the realm of magic, but the real power to rise above her misfortune comes from the wisdom of her mother’s words. Listen now to how Cinderella journeys from ashes to royalty.
Here is a lovely tale about a little bunny who learns how to make the right choices all by himself. Should he follow his brother and sister everywhere they go, or should he take his time to think for himself? Listen and find out what he did.
Yuriko is nervous on her first day at a new school. Then she finds a special place to play near the playground and makes friends that help her feel at home. When her new friends encourage her to try out for the dancing role in the school show, she is afraid. That is when the spirit of nature helps her to find her inner confidence and Yuriko finds out she can dance.