Stories with Morals

Stone Soup, a pot of milk and warm bread

Stone soupFood is the inspiration of our three beloved folk tales from long ago.  The promise of soup makes the villager’s mouth water in the tale of Stone Soup, dreams of love make a Milk Maid careless with her Pot of Milk, and a Baker and a Money Lender argue over the price of a smell.  Bon Appetite!

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Dickens, A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol lgEbenezer Scrooge woke up on Christmas morning like a child in wonder.  Gone were the nightly ghosts of Christmas past, present and future who had revealed to Scrooge the sorry fate of his miserly life.  Now, on a new day, Scrooge had merry Christmas on his lips and joy in his heart.  He was a man re-born.  We proudly present the concluding chapter of Charles Dickens beloved holiday masterpiece.   As Tiny Tim said ” God Bless us, every one!”

Happy Holidays to every one from The Story Home!

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The Poor Man and the Rich Man

The Poor Man and the Rich ManIf you could have any wish come true, what would you wish for?  Would you wish for a world of riches, blessings for your family or abundant health?   In this story,  a poor man and a rich man are each given three wishes, with very different results!  Let us listen to their choices and learn what they bring.

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The Frog Prince

the-frog-princehiresA royal frog you say?  Perhaps, but our young princess will never believe it until she is helped by the lowly creature, who, with charm and cunning, wins her heart and saves the day.  Never judge a book by its cover or a frog by its skin!

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A Mothers Day Breakfast in Bed

a-mother-day-breakfast-in-bed-pancakeWas Mom surprised!  She had no idea that Phillip and Juliana had secretly prepared a wonderful breakfast in the kitchen for her.  Yet, this day had started out with a great disappointment and a lot of rain.  Discover how the magic of Mother’s Day brought out the best in a boy and girl, and happiness to a grateful mother.

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King Midas and the Golden Touch

king-midasKing Midas has a golden touch, but this is not necessarily a good thing.  The power came from the fairy realms and gave him riches beyond his wildest dreams!  Yet, all this wealth did not make him happy.  How could this be?  Find out in Alan Scofield’s unique re-telling of the ancient tale of a foolish king who became wise through a hard lesson.

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

the-tale-of-peter-rabbitIn Beatrix Potter’s enchanted world we  meet a curious but sometimes naughty rabbit named Peter, who lives with his brothers and sisters in a little sandbank under the root of a large tree near the woods.  His wise mother tries to warn her bunny children  about the danger of visiting Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden.  Did Peter listen to her?  Find out what comes of too much curiousity in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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The Terrible Dragon and the Wise Man

the-terrible-dragon-and-the-wise-manA fire-breathing beast approaches and all who stand in its path shall be destroyed!  Who will protect the kingdom?  Perhaps a brave king shall rise, or a knight with sharpened sword.  Maybe the answer lies with a quiet elder who is wise and patient.  The story will reveal who triumphs…proving that the truth is the greatest force of all.

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A lesson learned at Hanukkah

A Lesson Learned at HanukkahHanukkah came and a difficult lesson was learned by two neighbors.  Raziella and Fruma, struggled to make peace with themselves, and with each other, after a troubling incident.  Would they be wise or foolish?  It would take the eight days of Hanukkah for an answer to come.  We will learn of this in an old Hebrew folktale in which a small miracle takes place at Hanukkah.  Here’s wishing you a Happy Hanukkah!

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Is Santa Claus truly real?  Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, asking this question. The quick response of veteran newsman Francis Church became history’s most reprinted newspaper article. His eloquent answer stands as a light in the darkness of doubt, and restores the joy of believing.

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