Shorter Stories (>10 Min)

Santa Claus Does Not Forget

http://thestoryhome.comHappy Holidays from The Story Home! In this darling Christmas story, Bertie found out that Santa Claus learned about his forgetfulness during the past year, and was ready to teach Bertie a lesson, when gift time came at Christmas. When Christmas morning arrived and Bertie woke to see what was in his stocking, he was surprised! Later he realized that Santa Claus was not only jolly, but wise indeed. Listen and find out what happened to Bertie on Christmas.

Don’t forget, The Story Home has 10 Christmas stories and many other holiday stories for the entire year! Just go to Holiday Stories on the left sidebar and see!

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The Shoemaker and the Elves

The Shoemaker and the Elves

The Shoemaker and the Elves

 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.

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The King’s Thanksgiving

The King's ThanksgivingThe 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.

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How The Whale Got His Throat

http://thestoryhome.comOh no! A little fish has met a great big hungry whale and is afraid he will be eaten! But soon he finds a brilliant way to save his life by distracting the mighty whale. The tiny fish might be small but his cleverness is a mighty thing indeed. Listen to this wonderful classic childrens story by Rudyard Kipling and hear what happened.

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The Turtle and the Dove Excerpt

Turtle and the Dove 150The white Dove had been flying over the ocean for a long time and was growing very tired. She needed a place to rest her weary wings, but all there was, was an endless ocean. Suddenly, she spied a round tiny island. But was it an island? Hear how Dove finally finds a place to rest and in the process makes a new life long friend in this special Don Freeman story.

Note: The full length downloadable story is 8:09 minutes.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Sunlit Reverie” album.

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The Boy Who Finally Listened

Original Artwork by Alan ScofieldThis original story is about a boy who is uninspired until he meets a very special storyteller. As the boy listens to the stories, a new and wonderful thing happens to him. Find out what the boy discovers and how his journey will take him across the seasons of a year.

NOTE: You can also watch the movie version of this story on The Story Home youtube channel. Click here to watch The Boy Who Finally Listened Movie

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The Lad Who Went To The North Wind

The Lad Who Went To The North WindThe North Wind is a powerful thief! He steals flour from a boy’s hands in one mighty gust of air. Angry at his sudden loss, the brave lad travels to visit the North Wind, asking him for something in return for taking his flour, whereupon he receives three magical gifts. Find out what they are plus a wise lesson about being careful on our journeys.

Note: A special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Here and Faraway” Album.

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Tilly Witch Excerpt

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”.

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Hattie The Backstage Bat, Excerpt

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”.

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Flash the Dash, Excerpt

A rather sleepy little Dachshund named Flash is asked by Sashay, his mate, to be productive and find a job to earn their living. The little pooch tries delivering telegrams around town and does very well until one day he gets the surprise of his life when he discovers a telegram addressed to him!

To hear this entire 8:46 minute story by Don Freeman, author of the well known “Corduroy” stories, you can download it on The Story Home website for only $0.99.

Here is a three minute excerpt, enjoy!

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