More Old Favorites Series
The Brave Tin Soldier
After enduring some death-defying acts, a toy soldier is returned home by a friendly fish.
The Honest Lumberjack
This story provide a charming way to learn an important lesson.
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
The old cake-crumbs-under-the-skin routine is enough to give to give anyone wrinkles...especially a rhino.
The Farmer Who Found Happiness
An industrious couple finds happiness without the the aid of wishing ring.
The Lion and the Mouse
One good turn deserves another, a lion in distress finds out.
The Caterpillar and the Wild Animals
A harmless caterpillar frightens the wits out of some wild animals...until a frog hops along. Africa
The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal
A Hindu priest is saved from the hungry clutches of a tiger by a most ingenious jackal. India
A little girl made of snow spends a short, but happy time on this earth. Russia
It All Balances Out
A perceptive young man is not about to be fooled by a merchant who says mice eat iron. India
The Two Frogs
Travel plans go awry when two frogs follow their eyes instead of their noses. Japan
From the Storyteller's Knapsack - Part I
The Bremen Town Musicians
A donkey and his friends set out to find new careers and discover an even better life instead.
How Sun, Moon and Wind Went Out to Dinner
This imaginative tale from ancient India tells how some selfish children were punished and how it affects us to this very day.
The Mouse's Wedding
Andersen gives us this charming story of a little boy who is magically transformed so that he can attend a very special occasion.
Androcles and the Lion
This is Apion's famous fable of a slave who befriends a lion and is greatly rewarded.
The North Wind and the Sun
Aesop gives us another lesson in a humorous way - that persuasion is better than force.
From the Storyteller's Knapsack - Part II
The Price is High
Clever Spider earns a most prestigious honor in this African tale.
How the Camel Got His Hump
Kipling's way with words has us entranced once again with his explanation of the camel's condition.
The Proud Rooster
One kind deed deserves another, this fowl finds out.
The Hare and the Tortoise
This is the well-known fable first told by Aesop.
John McCucheon's homespun story will become a fall tradition at your library.
While the following two series are aimed at an older audience, even the youngest set can learn much from the uncomplicated and informative style of these tapes. They are short, interesting and appealing to all ages, giving background on how and why we celebrate these special days.
From the Storyteller's Knapsack - Part III *
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack's dubious proceeds from the sale of his cow turn out to worth more than their weight in gold!
The Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf
One of Aesop's most famous stories; this one teaches an important lesson about false calls for help.
Beauty and the Beast
This is an enchanting story about a lass who finds that what's on the inside matters the most.
The Bear and the Travelers
Aesop gives us another wonderful fable, this one about finding true friends.
Little Red Riding Hood
Granny gets some visitors and Red Riding Hood gets a surprise!
From the Storyteller's Knapsack - Part IV
A mean witch causes a beautiful young lady and her handsome suitor a few "hairy" problems.
The Crow and the Pitcher
Aesop introduces us to a most resourceful and persistent crow.
Puss in Boots
An inherited cat cleverly proves his merit to his master.
The Fox and the Grapes
A fox convinces himself of the inferior quality of some grapes that are unattainable.
The Three Little Pigs
Some hard work by an industrious pig changes the dinner menu from pork cutlets to wolf stew.
The Village Blacksmith
Longfellow's famous poem comes to life in this fine reading.
Favorites by Field
"The Sugar Plum Tree" and "Wynken, Blynken and Nod" continue to be favorites of young and old.
Mother Goose gave us her list of favorite rhymes, which we present to you.
From Stevenson's Garden
We plucked the best blossoms for your patrons.
Goops and Others
Gelett Burgess and Eugene Field entertain us with wise words and funny phrases.
Zeus on the Loose
This brief introduction tells of the creation of Mother Earth, Father Sky and their many offspring.
Children of Mother Earth and Father Sky, the Titans were a warring group who produced some strong leaders.
Life on Mount Olympus
The Olympians, the major "gods" and "goddesses" who ruled the heavens and the earth, are introduced in this story.
Promethenus and his Great Gift
The precious gift of fire is a given to the newly created man, causing much suffering and anguish to Prometheus.
Mankind pays dearly for its precious gift of fire.
Crossing the Rainbow Bridge
The Norse conception of the creation of the world is presented in this story.
Yggdrasil, World Tree
Odin's tree helped create order in a brand new world.
Life in Asgard
The "gods" and "goddesses" lived in the mountain top city in their palaces of silver and gold, controlling the earth beneath them and the sky above them.
Presented here are many of the "gods" and "goddesses" who are prominent in Norse myths.
Loki, the Evil One
Chief mischief-maker of heaven and earth, Loki inadvertently brings good to Asgard.
The Miller, his Son, and the Donkey
Aesop's funny-sad fable of a man who tries to please all, and pleases none.
India gives us "The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil" about a man who counts his chickens before they hatch; the modern "The Blind Man and the Elephant" tells us that even half right is all wrong. Both are in verse.
This beautifully told fable by Aesop proves that often less is better than nothing.
The Grimms' Frau Holle teaches an important lesson to a lazy girl and her greedy mother.
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor should have learned a valuable lesson after a most embarrassing event. Did he?
For the Fun of It
Joseph Jacob's repetitive tale of a small lady's adventure is a special favorite of teeny tiny audiences.
The Night Before Christmas
A genuine classic, Clement Clark Moore's delightful verse is a tradition well worth continuing.
This Scandinavian tale tells of a pancake who cleverly escapes many, other to meet his end by one more clever.
The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
The Grimm Brothers spin yet another yarn of the friendship of three rather unlikely acquaintances.
Why Foxy Fox has a Fancy Tail
Here is a Norwegian tale of a very bad fox.