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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!
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.
What is a miracle? Poet Walt Whitman sees them everywhere in our world and offers them praise, teaching us to see with awe and reverence the world of nature around us. As upcoming holidays draw near, we felt that this poem was appropriate in the celebration of miracles we often take for granted in our daily lives. Hear this list of wondrous miracles, penned by our American literary master when our country was mostly open roads and new frontiers.
The mythical Sandman named OleLukie, was famous for visiting the Danish children each night to help them fall asleep. He always brings beautiful dreams to children who have been good. In this episode we present the first two of seven tales from the beloved author, Hans Christian Andersen. Sweet Dreams!
Special Thanks to the Bunk Bed folks for making this story possible.