Pinocchio’s father, Geppetto, was very sick, so each day Pinocchio took care of him and worked very hard to save money. Seeing how well Pinocchio cared for his father, the blue fairy knew that the little puppet’s heart was truly kind and nearly human. As with many fairy tales, those who struggle to find happiness are justly rewarded for their goodness and patience. Listen now to the final chapter of Pinocchio and see why the blue fairy granted him the special reward he deserved.
The 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.
This 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.
The 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.
High atop a chimney stack, a bright-eyed pigeon named Peckit stood gazing out over the rooftops of Paris. Being a clever detective, he sensed something was wrong and flew to the window ledge of a young girl. She had lost something very important, and Peckit was determined to find it for her. He searched high and low, through out the day into night, for the girl’s treasure. Hear the funny things that happened along the way as you listen to this wonderful classic. (The entire downloadable story is 10:39 long)
Note: You can still find copies of this book in libraries and on Amazon in case you want to follow along.
An enchantress changes her two sons into an eagle and a whale in order to keep her powers to herself. But her third son, the youngest, escapes this fate and begins an amazing journey that will take him to the Castle of the Golden Sun. There he not only meets a princess but unlocks the key to releasing his two brothers from their mother’s spell.
Join us now in celebrating The Story Home’s fifth anniversary year by listening to this venerable old tale penned by The Brothers Grimm.
Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Here and Faraway” album.
Little Girl wanted to meet Santa on Christmas Eve. With a little help from a holiday sprite, her dream came true! Away she whooshed up the chimney, winging over the housetops, traveling to Santa’s house. Her journey brought her to his doorstep and saved her a seat on the most famous sleigh in the world. The reindeer took off and she headed for earth. As they say, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all, and to all a goodnight.
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”.
Chuggy comes to the rescue of the Great Silver Streamliner in this classic story about a dedicated old fashioned steam engine that fearlessly saves the day and brings happiness to a cute little Blue Caboose named Lucy. This tale was the first of a long line of wonderful stories, beloved for generations, written and illustrated by Don and Lydia Freeman. Don has also written many other well known stories such as Corduroy, Tilly Witch, Fly High Fly Low and Beady Bear. Here at The Story Home, we plan on offering many of Don’s stories in the future, so stayed tuned!
Special Note: In this podcast we have provided an excerpt of “Chuggy and the Blue Caboose” that you can sample for free. To hear the complete story, you can purchase and download it for $0.99 by clicking on the green “Add to Cart” button, and we added a special treat at the end of the story by including Lydia Freeman’s story about how “Chuggy the Blue Caboose” came to be.
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.