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!
I lost my brand new, hand-made coaster in one quick moment, and it changed my life. A foolish mistake made when I was twelve years old taught me a valuable lesson. In our first “When I Was a Kid Story” you will see that life makes the best stories of all.
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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.
The moral to this tale is to never stop and talk to strangers, especially wolves in the deep forest. This older version of Little Red Riding Hood is entitled The True Story of Little Golden Hood, as she was known long ago in France. Some younger listeners might find the wolf a bit scary, but after all he IS a wolf!
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.
What’s gotten into Little Bunny? He is in a great big rush and can not wait for what he wants, especially when his father plants carrots in the garden. He wants them to grow right away! Fast, so he can eat them! However, Little Bunny will find out that nature is patient and takes time. Listen to what he learns.
One day Little Bunny found a lucky penny, or so he thought. But soon his friends were arguing about how it should be used and Little Bunny was not happy. Lucky for him that wise Mr. Owl was there to show him a real treasure, his own imagination! See how a very special gift made Little Bunny happy and saved the day!
When Little Mo the city mouse was searching for tiny treasures along the busy sidewalks of Main Street, he met a fine old gentleman from Russia named Mr. Roginsky. Both Little Mo and Mr. Roginsky loved music by Mozart and became good friends. Soon they were off on an adventure to find Mr. Roginsky’s lost violin, but what trouble they had! See how Little Mo’s secret box of smiles saved the day!