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 Jun 30, 2020
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Vaani
 Dec 1, 2019
This is a dumb podcast! I hate it it's such a rude boring dum podcast!!!👿😣😠😡😾

Gwen Giudici
 Jul 22, 2018
The whole family enjoys Story Nory - entertaining & educational. Very good story readers. We also really got into riddles thanks to their FB page :)

Description

Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We've been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So listen in - and enjoy our audio!

Episode Date
Undercover Robot Interview
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A new book by Bertie and his friend David Edmonds! If super-high-tech android Dotty can spend a year passing as a twelve-year-old schoolgirl, she could win a multi-million-pound prize. It's available now on amazon.co.uk! David and Bertie explain what it's all about. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory
Jul 01, 2020
Herodotus: The Sacred Animals of Ancient Egypt
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Herodotus tells us that ancient Egyptians worshiped cows and bulls. How and why did they do that? Bertie investigates... Support the show.
May 25, 2020
Hush Little Baby
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Fall asleep to a a soothing Lulla-lulla-lullaby sung by Jana Support the show.
May 15, 2020
Gilgamesh Part 6 - the Plant of Immortaliy
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Gilgamesh has travelled across the world in search of immortality. Finally he picks a plant from the bottom of the ocean that gives everlasting youth - but a thief is not far away. Support the show.
May 08, 2020
In Early May
108
A delightful poem to celebrate the start of May written by the Canadian poet, Bliss Carman, and read by Jana in honour of her mother whose birthday is May 1st. Support the show.
May 01, 2020
The Spy Who Never Was Part Two
1371
Was Uncle Jeff ever a spy? The kids and mum have their suspicions. In this second part of our spy story, Uncle Jeff reveals the truth about his trip to Moscow in his youth. Support the show.
Apr 21, 2020
The Spy Who Never Was
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Suspense and intrigue with Storynory's Wicked Uncle Jeff. The family are convinced that he is secretly a spy. The first of two parts... the second part coming very soon ! Support the show.
Apr 13, 2020
Don't Worry Little Crab
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Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the sea. Today they’re going for a dip in the big ocean. “This is going to be so great,” says Little Crab, splish-splashing and squelch-squelching along, all the way to the very edge. Then comes a first glance down at the waves. WHOOSH! Maybe it’s better if they don’t go in?  A Storynory Picture Book Recommendation Sponsored by Candlewick Press Support the show.
Apr 10, 2020
The Monkey Who Loved Chocolate
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When Theo the monkey tastes chocolate for the first time, he goes crazy for it. He breaks out of the zoo and goes on smash and grab raids across the town. Will there be any chocolate left for Easter? This chocolate-crazed story should get you in the mood for an Easter-egg hunt. Look out for a surprise-guest appearance from a famous fluffy animal dear to the hearts of chocolate-lovers everywhere. We've remixed this classic Storynory with new music and sound FX   Support the show.
Apr 09, 2020
Frère Jacques
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A haunting and rather different version of the famous french song. You haven't heard it quite like this before! Support the show.
Apr 05, 2020
Herodotus - the Animals of Ancient Egypt
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Herodotus tells about Crocodiles, Hippos, flying snakes, the Ibis, and the Phoenix

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Mar 25, 2020
Spring the Sweet Spring
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Dedicated to Miller David in NY 

Richard's Sk8oetry YouTube Channel
Sk8oetry
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX9AFktmYu9Q5rycs8lEuyg

By Thomas Nash
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
      Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
      Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
      Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!
            Spring, the sweet spring!

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Mar 23, 2020
Gilgamesh Part 5 - The Flood
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Gilgamesh is searching for the secret of Immortality. He visits Utnapishtim the Far Away who tells him how he survived the Great Flood when the gods decided to destroy humankind.

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Mar 15, 2020
The Commune of Cats
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A fiery, catty, fairy tale about a sweet girl who goes to live in a mansion once owned by a princess, and now owned by a commune of cats. The mysterious cat comrade Gatsby is in charge - but who is he really? And how will our heroine, Lizzie fair when she works for the cats?

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Feb 27, 2020
The Space Programme
571

Subscribe to The Space Programme by searching for it wherever you're listening to this or by tapping here: https://podfollow.com/tsp

The Space Programme is a brand new radio drama from the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts and hear it first, 4:30pm every Friday on Fun Kids.

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Feb 21, 2020
The Witch Who Got into Trouble At School
871

An early katie story - reissued for your enjoyment. Katie has twice as much school work to do as all the other kids. She has to learn loads and loads of magic spells, as well as her written spelling, arithmetic, geography, french and history. She finds that it’s ever so tempting just to use a little bit of magic in her ordinary school exams. And that’s when her trouble begins.

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Feb 12, 2020
Astropup and the Teletransporter Part Two
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We solve the mystery of the puzzling appearance of another Astropup in the teletransporter.

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Feb 10, 2020
Astropup and the Teletransporter Part 1
1130
Professor Perfect invites Astropup to visit the Cosmic Academy and see an incredible invention in action.

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Feb 03, 2020
The Swing
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A soaring poem by Robert Loius Stevenson that captures the joy of childhood.

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Jan 22, 2020
Gilgamesh Part 4 - the journey
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King Gilgamesh is stricken with grief by the death of his friend, Enkidu. He sets out on a journey to find the secret of immortality, and has to pass through a passage guarded by a man with the body of a scorpion.

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Jan 05, 2020
Jana's Studio: Keep Fit Interview
802
Jana finds out how young people can live a healthy lifestyle and keep fit safely - with Rodney Kenteby, personal fitness trainer, who gives us lots of sensible advice.

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Dec 28, 2019
Birdy and the Christmas Power Cut
1511
It's going to be a candle-lit Christmas for Jake and his family, because the electricity is not working. How will they cook Christmas Dinner? Jake's, best friend, a magical crow called Birdy has an idea.

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Dec 20, 2019
The Moon Song
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Jana sings the mysterious Moon Song, based on the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (read recently by Richard) with original music by Bertie.

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Dec 11, 2019
The Moon - Poem
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An atmospheric nightime poem by Robert Louis Stevenson who also wrote Treasure Island.

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Dec 08, 2019
Gilgamesh Part 3 - the Bull of Heaven
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The epic from Mesopotamia continues. Gilgamesh refuses to marry the goddess Ishtar. She seeks revenge by sending the Bull of Heaven to trample Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu.

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Nov 30, 2019
Gilgamesh Part Two - Humbaba
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Gilgamesh, king of Urkuk, and his adopted brother, the wildman Enkidu, travel to Lebanon to fight the dragon, Humbaba. Adapted from the myth from ancient Mesopotamia.

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Nov 22, 2019
Gilgamesh - A Myth from Mesopotamia - Part 1
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This is one of the oldest stories in the world. It’s hero is a great king, warrior, and strongman called Gilgamesh who wanted to discover the secret of immortality, or living forever.  He formed a strong bond with wildman called Enkidu.

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Nov 15, 2019
Six Honest Serving Men
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Six Honest Serving Men is a short poem by Rudyard Kipling. It's a little puzzling and we wonder what it means. What do you think?

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Nov 06, 2019
Halloween Ghosts at Hampton Court Palace
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An EXTRA SPOOKY episode. History meets Halloween at Hampton Court when Jana goes on a Ghost tour of King Henry VIII's Palace and hears some very spooky stories.

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Oct 25, 2019
Birdy and the Seagulls
1083
Jake's best friend is a crow called Birdy who can talk - but nobody else in Jake's life has heard Birdy speak. Some seagulls have nested on Jake's roof and are bothering the workmen on the roof. Birdy comes to help

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Oct 18, 2019
Pet Writing Competition Results Part 2
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More winners from our Pet Writing competition with stories from all over the world about your very special pets.

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Oct 15, 2019
Pet Writing Competition Results Part 1
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Our latest writing competition results are in ! 

Thank you to EVERYONE who sent us a story. They were all wonderful, and as ever, it was very hard to pick the winners. Jana presents Four winning stories in our Pet Writing Competition But that's not all !  Three more winning entries will follow shortly. 

In this first batch we have four lovely stories by  

Andrea Meneghini
Bernadette Haines
Saphira Walder
Sophie Madeleine

And we will be back soon with three more ! 

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Oct 09, 2019
Wicked Uncle and Grandma's Skip
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Dad (Nigel) and the Kids go on Holiday to the Red Sea. Back home, cousin Jenny has come to stay with Grandma. Dad's holiday relaxation soon disappears into the African Sky as he starts to receive annoying text messages.  Read by Richard for Storynory and written by Bertie. 

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Sep 27, 2019
The Town Musicians of Bremen
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This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who believe they can earn a good living as musicians. But it isn't really by the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing that gets their supper. Read by Natasha.  Visit Storynory https://www.storynory.com/the-town-musicians-of-breman/ . for the full text and original pictures by Bertie.   

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Sep 15, 2019
Herodotus - The River Nile
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Herodotus visited Egypt and devoted the Second Book of his Histories to its wonders. He called Egypt the "Gift of the Nile" and looked at varios theories about where its true source was, and why it flooded its banks every year.

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Sep 10, 2019
Pet Writing Competition
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Writing Competition !  Send us your TRUE story about your very Special Pet by 22nd September.  Entrants must be 16 years or younger -  mum and dad can help with spelling,  typing and grammar.  Include a photo or drawing of your pet if you can.  We will choose 5 stories and read them out on Storynory !  Send to comp@storynory.com.  

Competition Groove by Jana and Bertie !

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Sep 04, 2019
The Magician's Horse
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A boy makes friends with a white horse who has a very special talent - she can talk ! 

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Sep 02, 2019
The Crow and Friends
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A story from ancient Indian in which A crow makes friends with three animals who are very different from himself and together they fend off dangers. 

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Aug 26, 2019
Jana's Studio Interview about Show Dogs
1008

Jana and Sophie talk to Anita Mitchell about her two show dogs (and much adored pets), Dolly and Mabel - a pair of gorgeous West Highland White Terriers who show at Crufts, the world's biggest dog show. 

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Aug 22, 2019
The Tiger Who Had No Manners
591

A crafty old mountain tiger in Korea is caught in a trap.  He is rescued by a buddhist monk.  How does he show his gratitude? 

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Aug 16, 2019
Astropup's Space Tourist Part Two
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A laser gun fight on the moon breaks out after Luna's pet, Mr Muggles, runs off to join the cat people.  We continue adventure featuring Astropup, the Parrot, and Marlow who have taken a passenger on board, a teenage girl called Luna. 

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Aug 10, 2019
Astropup's Space Tourist
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A new adventure featuring Astropup who travels in space with a super-brainy Parrot and a human called Marlow.  In this story (which comes in two parts) the three friends go into business offering tours in space .The first customer is a girl called Luna who wants to walk on the moon on her 16th birthday.  The trouble begins when she brings along her pet cat, Mr Muggles.   Read by Richard Scott in the voice of Astropup and written by Bertie with Luna's voice by Jana.  Lots of original sound effects on music.   Full text at https:///wwww.storynory.com

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Aug 02, 2019
The Grateful Crane
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The crane, an elegant and beautiful bird, is considered to be auspicious in Japan. In this story, a poor farmer receives good fortune after he rescues a wounded crane. But unfortunately his curiosity gets the better of him, and his luck does not hold out. It's a short, rather sad, but beautiful story.

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Jul 29, 2019
The 1001 Nights Intro
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Jul 25, 2019
Song Old MacDonald Had a Farm
129

A rocky version of the most famous song ever sung.

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Jul 19, 2019
The Two Frogs and the Well
360

A tale by Aesop with a story, a poem, and a song. The moral is "Look before you leap!"

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Jul 15, 2019
Astropup in Gone with the Wind
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We continue our Love Story in Space.  The Parrot and Astropup have plucked a  red rose from the Planet of the Cows for the Parrot to give to his beloved, Polly.  Unfortunately the bulls who guard the sacred rose have a very blustery response. 

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Jul 10, 2019
Astropup and the Sacred Rose
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A love story set in space, told by Astropup. The parrot plucks a sacred rose on a distant planet to give to his beloved Polly, and trouble breaks loose.
Jun 30, 2019
Wicked Uncle and the Trolley Rage
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Mum is shopping for Vegan Haggis when she is confronted by a rival shopper who demands the last one. Only Uncle Jeff can sort out the feud that follows.
Jun 19, 2019
Why the Back Door is Front
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A traditional Welsh story about an old woman who is falsely accused of being a witch.
Jun 05, 2019
Bonnie Prince Charlie
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History: The true story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, a hero of Scotland, who led a rebellion against the English in 1745.
May 19, 2019
The Sky Boat Song
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The romantic song about Scotland's Bonnie Prince Charlie who lead a rebellion against the English in 1745. Later he escaped back to France via the Isle of Sky helped by Flora MacDonald who dressed him up as her maid Betty!

Read the full text of The Sky Boat Song and see our illustration on Storynory.

May 05, 2019
6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus
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Croesus ruled Lydia from 560 to 546 BC. He was famed for his wealth, and still is to this day. The wise Athenian, Solon, visited him. The story has a moral - do not boast of your fortune or the gods may take you down.

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Mar 13, 2019
Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 2
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A scarier story than usual - part two of Lapis and the Ghost Cats takes our feline heroes on a journey into the Land of the Dead to meet the ancient Egyptian gods, Osiris and Isis and Anubis. Lots of music and sound fx add to the spooky atmosphere !

Read the full text of Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 2 and see our illustration on Storynory.

Feb 27, 2019
Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 1.
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Lapis, the ancient Egyptian Cat, and her friend Chloe come face to face with spooky ghost cats from the Land of the Dead

Read the full text of Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 1. and see our illustration on Storynory.

Feb 19, 2019
The Red Bandits of Montgomery
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A story from Wales that is a little like Rumplestiltskin

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Feb 13, 2019
Chinese Year of the Pig
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2019 is the Chinese year of the Pig. We tell you a famous pig story to celebrate ! Dedicated to Penny who supports us on Patreon.

Read the full text of Chinese Year of the Pig and see our illustration on Storynory.

Feb 04, 2019
Ancient Babylon
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The largest and most splendid city in the ancient world was captured by King Cyrus of Persia in 539 BC. The story is entwined with the history of the Jews in the Bible who were exiled to the rivers of Babylon.

Read the full text of Ancient Babylon and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 22, 2019
Solveig’s Song
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The haunting song from our Peer Gynt series - based on the music of Edvard Grieg - the Norwegian composer. Please support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Storynory

Read the full text of Solveig’s Song and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 17, 2019
5 – Peer Gynt: The Button Maker
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Peer returns home after 20 years abroad. Will anyone remember him? He meets some strange beings who do in fact know who he is.

Read the full text of 5 – Peer Gynt: The Button Maker and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 08, 2019
4 – Peer Gynt: The Sahara Desert
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Peer travels to Egypt - meets the mysterious Anitra - and seeks the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx

Read the full text of 4 – Peer Gynt: The Sahara Desert and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 04, 2019
New Year Song: Auld Lang Syne
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Happy New Year Everyone! - Jana sings a magical version of the Scottish Anthem - Auld Lang Syne

Read the full text of New Year Song: Auld Lang Syne and see our illustration on Storynory.

Dec 31, 2018
3 – Peer Gynt. The Bøyg
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How can Peer not be himself? The Bøyg speaks to Peer in Riddles. Featuring Solveig's song sung by Jana.

Read the full text of 3 – Peer Gynt. The Bøyg and see our illustration on Storynory.

Dec 29, 2018
2 – Peer Gynt. In The Hall of the Mountain King
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Peer Gynt, a poor boy with big dreams, has run away to the mountains. He meets a green lady who introduces him to the Mountain King of the Trolls.

Read the full text of 2 – Peer Gynt. In The Hall of the Mountain King and see our illustration on Storynory.

Dec 27, 2018
1 – Peer Gynt. The Magic Reindeer Ride
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The famous Norwegian fairy tale that includes trolls and flying reindeer ! Peer Gynt is a storyteller - his mother calls him a fibber - but his tales are spellbinding and hilarious.

Read the full text of 1 – Peer Gynt. The Magic Reindeer Ride and see our illustration on Storynory.

Dec 24, 2018
Christmas Carol ~ Silent Night
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Jana and Amarni sing this Christmas Waltz in duo. Our gentle and lovely version of Silent Night.

Read the full text of Christmas Carol ~ Silent Night and see our illustration on Storynory.

Dec 14, 2018
The Two Witch Cats
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A welsh story about a magician who catches thieves.

Read the full text of The Two Witch Cats and see our illustration on Storynory.

Dec 04, 2018
Taffy Morgan’s Harp
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An amusing Welsh story about a lad who thinks he is a musical genius - but few agree.

Read the full text of Taffy Morgan’s Harp and see our illustration on Storynory.

Nov 27, 2018
Song ~ Baa Baa Black Sheep
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Not just for little kids! Jana sings this famous rhyme so sweetly we think all ages will feel soothed and un-jangled by it.

Read the full text of Song ~ Baa Baa Black Sheep and see our illustration on Storynory.

Nov 22, 2018
The Cretan Bull
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Bertie is on the Greek Island of Crete and relates two famous legends from the time of King Minos - and how they blend into History in the writing of Herodotus.

Read the full text of The Cretan Bull and see our illustration on Storynory.

Nov 11, 2018
Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two
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Amon the Egyptian priest has been arrested for stealing a stolen statue. His cats Lapis and Cleo travel up the River Nile to prove his innocence.

Read the full text of Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two and see our illustration on Storynory.

Oct 29, 2018
Katie’s Grandma at School
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In time for Halloween, Katie's Grandma is 100 years old ! She tells Katie the story of how she went to an English boarding school back in the 1930s and made a best friend from the USA, Amy.

Read the full text of Katie’s Grandma at School and see our illustration on Storynory.

Oct 21, 2018
Song: How doth the Crocodile?
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Lovely Jana sings a mystical and up tempo song based on the crazy poem by Lewis Carroll - How Doth the Crocodile? - a thank you to Olivia for supporting us on Patreon

Read the full text of Song: How doth the Crocodile? and see our illustration on Storynory.

Oct 06, 2018
The World’s Oldest Religion
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Zoroastrianism is the ancient religion of the Persians and it is still practiced to this day. It has influenced many of our own beliefs, even if we don't realise it ! We continue our retelling of the histories of Herodotus from Ancient Greece.

Read the full text of The World’s Oldest Religion and see our illustration on Storynory.

Sep 23, 2018
Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1
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Lapis and Cleo are shocked when their master, Amon the Priest, is arrested on charges of stealing a scared statue. Another story from Ancient Egypt !

Read the full text of Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1 and see our illustration on Storynory.

Sep 11, 2018
Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview
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Does your mouth start watering when you think of your most scrumptious tasting ice cream? Then listen on! Jana has a delightful chat with Lewis Alfonso, an Italian gelato maker, and finds out fascinating & delicious facts. One is never too old for ice cream!

Read the full text of Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview and see our illustration on Storynory.

Aug 27, 2018
Young Cyrus
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A poor young Persian boy is a natural leader. In a game, his friends choose him to play their king. He gets into trouble when he orders the son of an aristocrat to be punished.

Read the full text of Young Cyrus and see our illustration on Storynory.

Aug 19, 2018
Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark
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Is it safe to go in the Scottish Loch? Uncle Jeff takes the kids on a kayaking holiday. There are no sharks in Scotland, right?

Read the full text of Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark and see our illustration on Storynory.

Aug 01, 2018
Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott
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Jana catches up with Richard Scott, our narrator best known for his voice for Astropup, the space travelling hound. Listen to this hilarious chit chat to find out some inside secrets, favourite sonnets and shared tongue twisters!

Read the full text of Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jul 26, 2018
Astropup and the Parrot in Love
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The Parrot is looking for a wife. He finds a suitable parrot who lives on the planet Lizardia - but unfortunately he is suffering from a bad cold and is unusually short of words.

Read the full text of Astropup and the Parrot in Love and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jul 17, 2018
King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi
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The oracle predicts that if Croesus goes to war against the Persians, he will defeat a great empire. Her advice seems clear enough, is it?

Read the full text of 7, King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jul 10, 2018
Song ~ Fish Alive
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Jana sings this traditional song with an upbeat feel.

Read the full text of Song ~ Fish Alive and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jun 26, 2018
Lapis: Sister Friends
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Lapis, the Egyptian cat, has to share her home with another cat. She is not pleased.

Read the full text of Lapis: Sister Friends and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jun 19, 2018
Lapis the Egyptian Cat
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Introducing a new catty character with magical powers that do not always work as they are supposed to do.

Read the full text of Lapis the Egyptian Cat and see our illustration on Storynory.

May 25, 2018
Why do we have fears? Interview
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Are you scared of the dark? Of Spiders? Of Dogs? Jana explores why we have fears, and why sometimes, our fears are too strong for our own good - and become phobias. She speaks to Andrew West, a psychiatrist who works with children and young people.

Read the full text of Why do we have fears? Interview and see our illustration on Storynory.

May 01, 2018
The Son of Croesus
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Herodotus 7. The anger of the gods is coming for Croesus, after he boasted of being the richest and happiest person in the world.

Read the full text of The Son of Croesus and see our illustration on Storynory.

Apr 25, 2018
The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling
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A story from Japan that will make you laugh, featuring a funny old woman, a Jizo and some Oni with giant appetites.

Read the full text of The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling and see our illustration on Storynory.

Apr 10, 2018
Wicked Uncle’s April Fool Mystery
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Grandma believes in supernatural goings-on around the house, and it drives Dad CRAZY! Then peculiar things start to happen to him. Magic? Or an April Fool trick? Can you solve the mystery?

Read the full text of Wicked Uncle’s April Fool Mystery and see our illustration on Storynory.

Mar 27, 2018
6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus
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Croesus ruled Lydia from 560 to 546 BC. He was famed for his wealth, and still is to this day. The wise Athenian, Solon, visited him. The story has a moral - do not boast of your fortune or the gods may take you down.

Read the full text of 6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus and see our illustration on Storynory.

Mar 22, 2018
Fear
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Emily is 12 years old. She is enjoying her independence, walking to school with her best friend Heidi. But she has one big fear in her life. What is it?

Read the full text of Fear and see our illustration on Storynory.

Mar 11, 2018
Jana’s Studio : I Spy With My Little Eye – A Look into our Eyes
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Jana meets Paul Kinnear, an ophthalmologist (a doctor specialising in eyes), to learn about our eyes and how we can keep them healthy. Paul also shares a couple of eye jokes and his favourite eye poem !

Read the full text of Jana’s Studio : I Spy With My Little Eye – A Look into our Eyes and see our illustration on Storynory.

Mar 07, 2018
Astropup in the Virtual Reality World
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Astropup, and the Parrot try on some Virtual Reality glasses that make space travel totally blissful. But danger lurks. Kindly sponsored by RXBAR Kids rxbar.com/storynory

Read the full text of Astropup in the Virtual Reality World and see our illustration on Storynory.

Feb 27, 2018
Finette Part Two
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Finette and Yvon arrive in Brittany and Kerver Castle. Finette fears that Yvon will forget all about her and their love. Is that possible ?

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Feb 25, 2018
Finette Part One
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Finette loves bright clothes and golden jewellery. In particular she wears a necklace made of golden bullets. She is trapped in the service of a giant. One day a new stable boy, Yvon, starts work for the giant. Soon Yvon has to complete some impossible tasks. Only Finette can help him. A story from Brittany in France.

Read the full text of Finette Part One and see our illustration on Storynory.

Feb 20, 2018
5, Herodotus , The Battle of the Eclipse
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Ancient people thought that the Sun and the Moon were gods - didn't they? Or were there some people alive two and half thousand years ago who were more scientific?

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Feb 16, 2018
The Goblin Spider
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A creepy-crawly story from Japan about a Samurai who must stay the night in a temple haunted by a giant Goblin-Spider

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Feb 03, 2018
The Pot of Broth
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A cunning old soldier has a "magical" stone that can make a pot of broth - although it could taste better with the help of Sibby Connelly's Chicken - adapted from a play by WB Yeats

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Jan 22, 2018
Jana’s Studio – Million Dollar Ideas
311

Jana's new factual programme interviews Jeremy Howell of BBC TV about Million Dollar Ideas - those everyday objects around your house that somebody invented and which made millions of $$$$$$$$!

Read the full text of Jana’s Studio – Million Dollar Ideas and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 19, 2018
Song – Five Little Ducks
218

It's the classic preschool song - but we've changed it around a little. Ours is a folky version with sweet singing by Jana - a slightly different tune and a different ending. All ages might enjoy it !

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Jan 15, 2018
Elfie and the Elf’s Adventure – Competition Winner
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A short and sweet story - the final winner in our best or worst ever present writing competition. A little girl wants a puppy, but Santa say No - it's not safe to deliver puppies.

Read the full text of Elfie and the Elf’s Adventure – Competition Winner and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 15, 2018
Last Christmas Together
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Veena's best friend is a boy at the local orphanage. She is sad because her family are moving to another town, and she will never see him again. A winner in our best / worst present ever competition.

Read the full text of Last Christmas Together and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 12, 2018
The Prehistoric Christmas Present – Competition Winner
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Way back in time, a boy receives a pet as a present - but his mother says he can't keep it because it will grow, and grow and grow - one of the winners in our "best and worst" present competition .

Read the full text of The Prehistoric Christmas Present – Competition Winner and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 10, 2018
Jim’s Tree Hut – A Competition Winner
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The first of four winners from our Christmas Writing Competition - Jim is a monkey who lives in New Zealand - he has a very special idea for how to spend Christmas with his friends.

Read the full text of Jim’s Tree Hut – A Competition Winner and see our illustration on Storynory.

Jan 09, 2018
4, Herodotus, the Burnt Temple
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King Alyattes of Lydia is at war with the Greek city of Miletus. His soldiers accidentally burn down a temple of Athena. Alyattes falls ill. Coincidence? Or the curse of the Greek Goddess?

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Jan 06, 2018
Katie and the Forgetfulness Spell
1082
Katie makes a New Year wish that everybody could simply forget that she's a witch because she longs for everyone to treat her is if she was "ordinary."

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Dec 30, 2017
05, Uncle Christmas – The Great Christmas Delivery
630
Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish - he is delivering the presents this year - what could possibly go wrong?

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Dec 25, 2017
4, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Kid Invasion
566
Uncle Christmas is in charge of the presents this year. He decides to change the way things are done and invites 100 kids to try out the toys at the secret hideaway - much to the annoyance of the elves

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Dec 24, 2017
The Night Before Christmas
360
The classic Christmas poem with festive music

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Dec 24, 2017
3, Uncle Christmas – the Great Christmas Race
741
Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year.

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Dec 10, 2017
2, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Hideaway
648
Father Christmas is on holiday in California. His motor-trike, guitar-loving younger brother, sneaks over to Scandinavia to see how the toy business works.

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Dec 03, 2017
2, Herodotus, Arion and the Dolphin
677
The remarkable story of a dolphin saving a man - but is it true?

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Nov 30, 2017
1, Uncle Christmas
863
Uncle Christmas is the younger brother of Father Christmas, otherwise known as Santa. He rides a motor trike, plays the guitar, and lives near Venice Beach. His life seems perfect, but there is one thing missing. He wants to help his older brother deliver the presents.

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Nov 26, 2017
Jana’s Studio : Interview with Bertie
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A special Interview by Storynory's editor, Jana Elizabeth, with Bertie, the writer of our stories. They talk about our new Herodotus series and what else is coming up on Storynory.

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Nov 24, 2017
Katie and the Stray Dog
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Katie helps an injured dog and invites him to stay in the house - but her magical and mischievous cat, Solomon, is not happy about her decision - and makes life difficult for the poor mutt !

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Nov 13, 2017
The Oak and the Reed
206
Aesop's fable of the mighty oak and the slender reed is told in verse.

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Nov 06, 2017
Christmas 2017 Writing Competition
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Write a story about the best or the worst present ever. We will pick three winning stories and read them on Storynory. The first prize includes a $50 voucher for Wicked Uncle, the home of brilliant presents.

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Nov 02, 2017
Birdy’s Halloween
519
Jake goes trick-treating with a real Tudor ghost from Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII lived.

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Oct 30, 2017
Witches Fly Song for Halloween
174
Tap your feet to this spooky and silly song for Halloween

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Oct 26, 2017
Halloween at the castle
1167
An Irish tale for Halloween sometimes known as Jamie Freel and the Young Lady. This story is both spooky and sweet - but perhaps not for small children as there is a quite sad and heavy passage towards the end - before the happy ending.

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Oct 17, 2017
Birdy’s Lost and Found
390
Dad probably does not believe that Birdy can talk - after all he is just a crow - and yet he does seem rather clever and useful.

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Oct 11, 2017
Birdy’s History
281
Jake has befriended a crow that he calls Birdy. Birdy tells Jake about some history which he has seen for himself in his very long life.

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Oct 08, 2017
Birdy and the Boy
334
A boy makes friends with a talking bird who has many secrets.

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Oct 03, 2017
London Bridge – Song
147
London Bridge is falling down, My Fair Lady. Music for kids. We've taken this traditional song and given it a funky beat.

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Sep 19, 2017
Katie and the Mind Reader
1247
Katie's best friend Isis has developed a technique for reading minds - will this ability help her in life?

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Sep 12, 2017
Princess Golden
1523
A French fairytale in which a king sends a messenger to woo a princess on his behalf. Avenant (the messenger) is helped on the way by a carp, an owl and a crow.

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Sep 04, 2017
Let’s go to the beach – song
184
A happy song to remember the summer by with lovely singing from Storynory's Jana

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Aug 27, 2017
The Dog and the Elephant
326
A story from India that shows how friendship is more important than fine food and living the high-life.

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Aug 22, 2017
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – Song
148
The traditional tune is sung by Jana Elizabeth for Storynory in this cheerful and upbeat version with a hint of hip-hop.

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Aug 13, 2017
Wicked Uncle and the Smuggled Cat
1424
Uncle Jeff and the family spend the summer on a Greek Island where they adopt a hungry cat - but what to do with this rare friend when it is time to head home?

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Jul 26, 2017
My Shadow
93
A short and sweet poem about a shadow that follows a child around all day - but who likes to stay in bed before the sun is up. By ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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Jul 22, 2017
The Evil Mouse
1201
An old French story about an evil mouse who orders a young girl to play with fire.

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Jul 08, 2017
The Boy Who Loved to Draw Cats
485
A boy is training to be a zen monk in Japan. Life in the monastery is hard. There is one thing he loves to do - and it is not to study or work in the garden.

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Jun 27, 2017
The Ugly Boatman
493
A story from Vietnam about a fisherman who plays a bamboo flute - if only his face was as beautiful as his music !

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Jun 21, 2017
Astropup and the Best Hotdog in the Universe
1208
Food is running low on board the spaceship carrying our heroes. The parrot takes them in search of the best hotdog in the Universe.

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Jun 14, 2017
The Three Dogs
835
A boy sets out with three loyal dogs and they slay a dragon on their way. Watch out for twists and turns in the story!

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Jun 05, 2017
The Riddling Knight
267
An ancient story sung in a ballad that mixes riddles and romance. Richard and Jana sing a duet -with Richard taking the part of a Knight and Jana the part of Nelly.

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May 22, 2017
The Wind and the Moon
282
A gusty poem by the Scottish writer, George MacDonald. The wind is trying to bully the moon - can he succeed?

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May 03, 2017
How Love and Peace Came To the Woods
450
This ancient story by Aesop is brought up to date. The moral remains the same - when somebody tells you of their love and friendship, remember to judge them by their deeds, not their words.

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Apr 22, 2017
Hiawatha’s Childhood
361
Hiawatha learns Native American legends from his grandmother Nokomis.

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Apr 12, 2017
Bertie and Beatrice’s Dreams Part 2
851
We continue the story of Bertie and Beatrice's dreams. Beatrice has called off the wedding, left the palace, and gone to live in the town and look for a job. How will the ex-princess get on in the "real world"?

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Mar 30, 2017
Bertie and Beatrice’s Dreams
754
Prince Bertie and Princess Beatrice have very different dreams leading to trouble in the palace.

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Mar 22, 2017
Marlow’s Metamorphosis
1083
Astropup's friend Marlow undergoes a strange transformation in the second part of our dog-master adventure.

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Mar 12, 2017
The Boy Who Spoke to the Birds
812
A story from Russia about a boy who who could speak to the birds and who proved homself to be an excellent son.

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Mar 03, 2017
Astropup and the Dog Master
1048
Who is the strange character who looks a little like a human, but who has the smell of a dog? Astropup reveals all.

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Feb 22, 2017
Astropup and the Big Match in the Sky
999
Astropup and his friends go to a football match in space

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Feb 03, 2017
Sleeping Beauty Shorter Version
459
A romantic fairytale in a shorter form than our previous version.

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Jan 02, 2017
In the Bleak Mid-Winter
153
In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan. The words have been used for a traditional carol, but they were originally a Christmas poem by Christina Rossetti. Listen to them read aloud by Natasha.

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Dec 25, 2016
Katie and the Christmas Chimney
1043
A Katie story set at Christmas. Katie and her best friend Isis plan a Christmas surprise for Samantha - which goes badly wrong.

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Dec 14, 2016