Shorter Stories (>10 Min)

The Golden Spoon

The Golden Spoon story by Alan & Sharon Scofield at The Story Home.comIn this story about a little village, where neighbors have forgotten how to be friendly, and kindness is no longer the rule, a dark shadow appears and all the flowers in the village begin to disappear. Everyone begins to fear the unknown except for one little girl, who has  faith that her wish sent the evening star will come true. Listen to what happens to the little girl and the village she lives in, when she finds a golden spoon in her garden. And, if ever we forget the lesson of “The Golden Rule”, then let this story remind us to “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you”.

 

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The Little Folks’ Presents

"The Little Folks Presents" by The Brothers Grimm at www.thestoryhome.comTravelers hear a mysterious music and come upon a ring of dancing little folk. Magical things occur and they return with bags full of gold. Yet all is not well, when later, one of the travelers cannot resist returning to get more of the riches. Enjoy this curious tale of magic granted and prices paid by those who greedily ask for too much.

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The Bremen Town Musicians

The Bremmen Town Musicians story at The Story Home.comSuch an adventure! In this Brothers Grimm story, a donkey, a hound, a cat and a rooster set off to become musicians in the town of Bremen and come across an unexpected surprise along the way. Acting together they find the perfect place to set down roots and start a new life.  A perfect bedtime story for all to enjoy!!

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How the Finch Got Her Colors

How the finch got her colors folktale on The Story Home.comWhy is the little grey finch so sad? Did she not see the miracle in the sky and take from it the beauty offered to all the other birds? The King of the birds found out what happened to the little finch and decided to make everything right. It’s a story to warm your heart about politeness and generosity you’re sure to enjoy. Now make yourself comfortable and listen to this charming and meaningful Belgian Folktale.

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

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The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle

The Story Home.com children's story called "The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle" read by Alan ScofieldA Brothers Grimm story about the power of love and its design upon two people from opposite worlds, one royal and one poor, until in the end all is made right. Listen to this magical story about the fate of a young maiden and a young prince.  Happy Valentines Day!!

Note: We heart-fully thank Radhika Miller for her lovely music from her “Here and Faraway” album.

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Gayelord The Goat

Gayelord the Goat children's book by Don Freeman at The Story HomeWhat has Gayelord The Goat done! He’s made a colorful mess of everything and now his life has been turned upside down. Let’s hear what happens as we listen to this delightful and spirited story of a goat who suddenly becomes a work of art in this brand new, never before published book by the great Don Freeman, children’s author of “Corduroy” and many other fine tales.

Note: When you purchase and download “Gayelord The Goat”, you will receive the entire audio story which is 7:35 minutes long.

You can find more Don Freeman stories HERE at The Story Home.

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Penguins Of All People

Don Freeman children's audio story at The Story Home.comDo you know what “Aark aark!” means in Penguinese? These were Pengo’s farewell words to his father, when Perry Bird Penguin set off from Antarctica to New York City for a special meeting at the United Nations. Find out as you listen to this engaging tale, filled with  affection for both penguins and people, that is told with the bounce and joy that have made all of Don Freeman’s books such a delight for all young readers.

You can still find this wonderful book at most library’s in the children’s section or order it online from amazon.

The length of the entire downloaded purchased story is 9:51.

If you like this Don Freeman story, there are many others. You can find them here: http://thestoryhome.com/category/all-classic-stories/don-freeman/

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Little Bird Learns Mama’s Wisdom

Little Bird Learns Mama's Wisdom

Little Bird is back again with a perfect story for Mother’s Day. Asking question after question about growing up, he can’t seem to settle down for bedtime. Thankfully, his wise Mother knows that a good story will do the trick and soon Little Bird is off to the land of dreams.

If you like this Little Bird story, remember there are two other Little Bird stories. Little Bird Learns About Giving Thanks and Little Birds First Christmas.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful Music from her “Arabesque” Album.

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The Seven Ravens

The Story Home story called "The Seven Ravens"Here is a tale of fantasy that tells of a little girl who travels on a journey to the ends of the earth to find her seven lost brothers who were each changed into ravens, by an accidental spell. Hear how she manages to find them, in this imaginative story by the Brothers Grimm.

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The Guard Mouse, Excerpt

The Guard MouseClyde the guard mouse, guarded Buckingham Palace. He was proud and happy with his duties for the Queen, keeping small creatures from creeping through the openings in the Palace wall. One day, his cousins from New York City came to visit, and asked him to take them on the Grand whirlwind tour of London, which he did. Listen to this wonderful classic Don Freeman story and hear a mouse’s eye view of London, along with a few very interesting surprises!

Special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music.

NOTE: The Free excerpt is  3:22 minutes long.  When you purchase and download the full story it is 8:47 minutes long.

ALSO: You may be able to find a copy of the printed book at your library or on Amazon.

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