In 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”.
Travelers 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.
Why 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.
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.
Little Bird was upset when the pushy seagulls came to his picnic and stole all the crumbs off the ground leaving nothing for him and his mom. When the seagulls finally left, something wonderful and unexpected happened — something that taught him a golden lesson that he would never forget. Find out what Little Bird learned and why he was thankful.
The Story Home is thankful for Radhika Miller’s beautiful music from “The Lark’s Bride” and “Here and Faraway” Albums.
Poor Pandora! She had to learn the hard way. Even though she was warned not to do so, she opened a mysterious and forbidden box and let loose all manner of troubles trapped within it. Now what could she do? Find out the secret that was hidden inside the mysterious box that offered a glimmer of hope.
Note: A special thank you to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Heaven” album and to Looperman.com and Minor2go.
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.
A poor fisherman spares the life of a golden fish and in return the fish promises to grant him a wish. The Fisherman wonders what he might wish for as he considers the magical powers of this magical creature from the deep blue sea. His wife soon has many of her own ideas and as the tale grows, these wishes become more and more amazing. Learn the fate of the eager but foolish couple whose wishes are granted as their life is turned upside down!
Where is my brand new nest? Said Little Bird to his Mother. The little fir tree they placed it in was gone, chopped down with others and taken away to be sold as Christmas trees. What would happen to the little nest now? Follow the story to a small log cabin on a snowy Christmas Eve and hear how the kindness of a young girl taught Little Bird the meaning of Christmas.
Tom would spend his Christmas alone, for his home was far away in India. He sadly watched all the other boys at Miss Ware’s English boarding school talking about the wonderful holidays they would experience at home. Yet with the help of some Christmas magic, Tom and his friend Bertie found a way to spend their holiday in an unexpected way, learning a deep lesson about thinking of others. Listen now and find out what a Christmas fairy brought them in the nick of time.