Rank #1: The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle
A Brothers Grimm story about the power of love that brought together two people from opposite worlds, one royal and one poor, until in the end all was made right. Listen to this magical story about the fate of a young maiden and a young prince.
Note: We give grateful thanks to Radhika Miller for her lovely music from her “Here and Faraway” album.
Rank #2: Papa Panov’s Special Christmas
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.
Rank #3: Goodwin the Goat
Hello, we are pleased to announce that our Gayelord the Goat story has just been published in print as Goodwin the Goat! We decided to remake the audio story to reflect his new name to accompany the printed book, which is now available to purchase online through Amazon and Thrift books.
What has Goodwin the Goat done! He’s made a colorful mess of everything and now his life has been turned upside down. Let’s hear what happens as we listen to this delightful and spirited story of a goat who suddenly becomes a work of art in this brand new version by Don Freeman, children’s author of “Corduroy” and many other fine stories.
Note: When you purchase & download Goodwin the Goat, you will receive the entire story which is 7:39 long.
Rank #4: The Golden Spoon
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”. Click here to see “The Golden Spoon” movie on youtube.
Rank #5: The Little Folks’ Presents
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.