Storynory - Stories for Kids

Storynory - Stories for Kids Podcast

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!

Gilgamesh - A Myth from Mesopotamia - Part 1
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.Support the show....

Gilgamesh - A Myth from Mesopotamia - Part 1
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.Support the show....

Six Honest Serving Men
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?Support the show....


Halloween Ghosts at Hampton Court Palace
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.Support the show....

Birdy and the Seagulls
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 helpSupport the show....


Pet Writing Competition Results Part 1
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 MeneghiniBernadette HainesSaphira WalderSophie Madeleine And we will be back soon with three more ! Support the show....

Wicked Uncle and Grandma's Skip
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. Support the show....

The Town Musicians of Bremen
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.   Support the show....

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Herodotus - The River Nile
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. Support the show....

Herodotus - The River Nile
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. Support the show....

Pet Writing Competition
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 !Support the show....


The Magician's Horse
A boy makes friends with a white horse who has a very special talent - she can talk ! Support the show....

The Crow and Friends
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. Support the show....

Jana's Studio Interview about Show Dogs
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. Support the show....


The Tiger Who Had No Manners
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? Support the show....

Astropup's Space Tourist Part Two
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. Support the show....

Astropup's Space Tourist
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. ...


The Grateful Crane
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.Support the show....


The Two Frogs and the Well
A tale by Aesop with a story, a poem, and a song. The moral is "Look before you leap!"Support the show....

Astropup in Gone with the Wind
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. Support the show....

Astropup and the Sacred Rose
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.Support the show....

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Wicked Uncle and the Trolley Rage
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.Support the show....

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Why the Back Door is Front
A traditional Welsh story about an old woman who is falsely accused of being a witch.Support the show....

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Bonnie Prince Charlie
History: The true story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, a hero of Scotland, who led a rebellion against the English in 1745.Support the show....

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The Sky Boat Song
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!Support the show....

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6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus
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.Support the show....

Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 2
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 !Support the show....

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

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The Red Bandits of Montgomery
A story from Wales that is a little like RumplestiltskinSupport the show....

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Chinese Year of the Pig
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.Support the show....

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Ancient Babylon
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.Support the show....

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Solveig’s Song
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/StorynorySupport the show....

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

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4 – Peer Gynt: The Sahara Desert
Peer travels to Egypt - meets the mysterious Anitra - and seeks the answer to the riddle of the SphinxSupport the show....

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New Year Song: Auld Lang Syne
Happy New Year Everyone! - Jana sings a magical version of the Scottish Anthem - Auld Lang SyneSupport the show....

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3 – Peer Gynt. The Bøyg
How can Peer not be himself? The Bøyg speaks to Peer in Riddles. Featuring Solveig's song sung by Jana.Support the show....

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2 – Peer Gynt. In The Hall of the Mountain King
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.Support the show....

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1 – Peer Gynt. The Magic Reindeer Ride
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.Support the show....

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Christmas Carol ~ Silent Night
Jana and Amarni sing this Christmas Waltz in duo. Our gentle and lovely version of Silent Night.Support the show....

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The Two Witch Cats
A welsh story about a magician who catches thieves.Support the show....

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Taffy Morgan’s Harp
An amusing Welsh story about a lad who thinks he is a musical genius - but few agree.Support the show....

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

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The Cretan Bull
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.Support the show....

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Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two
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.Support the show....

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Katie’s Grandma at School
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.Support the show....

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Song: How doth the Crocodile?
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 PatreonSupport the show....

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The World’s Oldest Religion
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.Support the show....

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Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1
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 !Support the show....

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Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview
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!Support the show....

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Young Cyrus
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.Support the show....

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Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark
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?Support the show....

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Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott
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!Support the show....

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Astropup and the Parrot in Love
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.Support the show....

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King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi
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?Support the show....

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Song ~ Fish Alive
Jana sings this traditional song with an upbeat feel.Support the show....

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

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Lapis the Egyptian Cat
Introducing a new catty character with magical powers that do not always work as they are supposed to do.Support the show....

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Why do we have fears? Interview
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.Support the show....

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

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

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Wicked Uncle’s April Fool Mystery
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?Support the show....

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6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus
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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Fear
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?Support the show....

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Jana’s Studio : I Spy With My Little Eye – A Look into our Eyes
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 !Support the show....

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Astropup in the Virtual Reality World
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/storynorySupport the show....

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Finette Part Two
Finette and Yvon arrive in Brittany and Kerver Castle. Finette fears that Yvon will forget all about her and their love. Is that possible ?Support the show....

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Finette Part One
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.Support the show....

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5, Herodotus , The Battle of the Eclipse
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?Support the show....

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The Goblin Spider
A creepy-crawly story from Japan about a Samurai who must stay the night in a temple haunted by a giant Goblin-SpiderSupport the show....

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The Pot of Broth
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 YeatsSupport the show....

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Jana’s Studio – Million Dollar Ideas
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 $$$$$$$$!Support the show....

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Song – Five Little Ducks
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 !Support the show....

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Elfie and the Elf’s Adventure – Competition Winner
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.Support the show....

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Last Christmas Together
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.Support the show....

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The Prehistoric Christmas Present – Competition Winner
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 .Support the show....

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Jim’s Tree Hut – A Competition Winner
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.Support the show....

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4, Herodotus, the Burnt Temple
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?Support the show....

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Katie and the Forgetfulness Spell
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."Support the show....

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05, Uncle Christmas – The Great Christmas Delivery
Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish - he is delivering the presents this year - what could possibly go wrong?Support the show....

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4, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Kid Invasion
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 elvesSupport the show....

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The Night Before Christmas
The classic Christmas poem with festive musicSupport the show....

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3, Herodotus, the Kingdom of Lydia
In history, Gyges became king of Lydia by committing a crime - we hear this story and an alternative version in which he used a magic ring to make himself invisible - and we ask an important question. Read the full text of 3, Herodotus, the Kingdom of Lydia and see our illustration on Storynory....

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3, Uncle Christmas – the Great Christmas Race
Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year.Support the show....

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2, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Hideaway
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.Support the show....

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2, Herodotus, Arion and the Dolphin
The remarkable story of a dolphin saving a man - but is it true?Support the show....

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1, Uncle Christmas
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.Support the show....

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Jana’s Studio : Interview with Bertie
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.Support the show....

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1, The Histories of Herodotus
Herodotus, the father of history, tells us a different version of the famous Trojan War, which he learned on his travels around Egypt and the Middle East. Read the full text of 1, The Histories of Herodotus and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Katie and the Stray Dog
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 !Support the show....

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The Oak and the Reed
Aesop's fable of the mighty oak and the slender reed is told in verse.Support the show....

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Christmas 2017 Writing Competition
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.Support the show....

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Birdy and the Boy
A boy makes friends with a talking bird who has many secrets.Support the show....

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

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Katie and the Mind Reader
Katie's best friend Isis has developed a technique for reading minds - will this ability help her in life?Support the show....

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Princess Golden
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.Support the show....

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Let’s go to the beach – song
A happy song to remember the summer by with lovely singing from Storynory's JanaSupport the show....

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The Dog and the Elephant
A story from India that shows how friendship is more important than fine food and living the high-life.Support the show....

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

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Wicked Uncle and the Smuggled Cat
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?Support the show....

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My Shadow
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 STEVENSONSupport the show....

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The Evil Mouse
An old French story about an evil mouse who orders a young girl to play with fire.Support the show....

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The Boy Who Loved to Draw Cats
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.Support the show....

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The Ugly Boatman
A story from Vietnam about a fisherman who plays a bamboo flute - if only his face was as beautiful as his music !Support the show....

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Astropup and the Best Hotdog in the Universe
Food is running low on board the spaceship carrying our heroes. The parrot takes them in search of the best hotdog in the Universe.Support the show....

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The Three Dogs
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!Support the show....

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The Riddling Knight
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.Support the show....

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

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How Love and Peace Came To the Woods
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.Support the show....

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Hiawatha’s Childhood
Hiawatha learns Native American legends from his grandmother Nokomis.Support the show....

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Bertie and Beatrice’s Dreams Part 2
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"?Support the show....

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Bertie and Beatrice’s Dreams
Prince Bertie and Princess Beatrice have very different dreams leading to trouble in the palace.Support the show....

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Marlow’s Metamorphosis
Astropup's friend Marlow undergoes a strange transformation in the second part of our dog-master adventure.Support the show....

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The Boy Who Spoke to the Birds
A story from Russia about a boy who who could speak to the birds and who proved homself to be an excellent son.Support the show....

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

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Astropup and the Big Match in the Sky
Astropup and his friends go to a football match in spaceSupport the show....

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Sleeping Beauty Shorter Version
A romantic fairytale in a shorter form than our previous version.Support the show....

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In the Bleak Mid-Winter
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.Support the show....

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Katie and the Christmas Chimney
A Katie story set at Christmas. Katie and her best friend Isis plan a Christmas surprise for Samantha - which goes badly wrong.Support the show....

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Beauty and the Beast Shorter Version
Do appearances matter? Or is the heart within the most important of all qualities? The classic tale.Support the show....

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Katie and the Perfect Baby Sitter
Katie and her best friend Isis set up a perfect baby sitting business....

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A Spooky Irish Story
For Halloween, a spooky story from Ireland about some witches with horns growing from their heads....

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Kubla Khan
Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote this strange and powerful poem in 1797 after waking up from a dream....

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The Kubla Khan
The famous poem by Coleridge describes a wonderful palace built by the Mongolian Kubla Khan in Xanadu....

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Cinderella – Shorter Version
Once, there lived a sweet tempered girl whose name was Cinderella. Unfortunately, her mother died young, and her father married again. His second wife had a sharp temper and her two daughters were just like her. In a word - horrid....

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Snow White – Shorter Version
Snow White - a new shorter version of the classic fairy tale....

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Uncle Jeff and the Switching Disaster
A hugely imaginative adventure with trap doors and puzzles wins our Wicked Uncle writing competition!...

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The Wicked, Wicked Polar Bear
A story that blows hot, cold and scorching, is one of the winners of our Children's writing competition. How would you like to go to the Arctic? asks Uncle Jeff to the Kids - Of course they would !...

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The Wicked Uncle’s Surprise
Uncle Jeff leaps into action to save the kids in this latest winning entry in our writing competition....

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Uncle Jeff Gets into Trouble
A youthful Uncle Jeff buys a pink Porsche which he really can't afford....

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The Grasshopper and the Ants
A grasshopper loves to play music while the ants work, work, work...

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The Fox and the Crow
Did you know that foxes love cheese? If you didn’t, you should hear this short story with a moral by Aesop about a cunning fox who flatters and tricks a vain crow....

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The Rat and the Elephant
A rat meets and Indian elephant and thinks she is far prettier...

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Five Little Monkeys
A funny counting song....

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If
Stirring words of advice for life from the author of the Jungle Book....

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How doth the little busy bee
How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower! Bees against idleness and mischief. A moral poem for children read aloud....

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
The cosmic poem sung unaccompanied in a sweet, twinkling voice by Gabriella for Storynory, with words by Words by Jane Taylor(1783–1824)....

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Lady Bird, Lady Bird
Ladybird, Ladybird Fly away home! Your house is on fire, And your children all roam, Except little Nan, Who sits in her pan, Weaving her laces as fast as she can. Read by Natasha...

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The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Sinbad's 7th and final voyage takes him to new heights....

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High Flight
A soaring poem written during World War II by a Spitfire pilot....

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Wicked Uncle’s Lost Dog
Uncle Jeff takes Smoochies and the kids for a walk in Hyde Park. What could possibly go wrong?...

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Writing Competition – Wicked Uncle
Writing competition! Write your own Wicked Uncle story for Storynory....

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The Sixth Voyage of Sinbad
Sinbad sails on a raft through a tunnel that leads him to a fabulous kingdom....

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The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad
Sinbad sets sail again, is shipwrecked, and helps the Old Man of the Sea....

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The Weaver and the Dragon
An Irish weaver becomes a knight, serves 'The King of Dublin' and takes on a dragon....

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The Pooka in the Kitchen
The servants in a large Irish House are grateful to a Pooka who comes every night to do their work for them. At Christmas, they decide to reward him....

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The Charge of the Light Brigade
"Forward, the Light Brigade! "Charge for the guns!" he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred....

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Thor’s Wedding
Thor the Thunder is often pictured carrying his hammer called Mjolnir, which he uses as a battle axe. In this Norse Myth, he has to dress up as a girl....

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2: Lady Annabelle’s Diamond Dog Collar
Astropup and the parrot solve a case for a great detective....

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Lady Annabelle’s Diamond Dog Collar
Sherlock Holmes teams up with the Parrot and Astropup to solve the mystery of a missing dog and the diamond dog collar that he was wearing...

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Jack Hannaford
A cunning old soldier plays a trick on a naive couple. A traditional English folk story....

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The Doctor and the Fairy Princess
A doctor is called in the middle of the night to help a fairy princess. Will his reward make him rich or a prisoner of the fairy folk?...

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Ambassador 2. Journey into the Past
The parrot has been appointed ambassador to a distant planet. With typical impatience, he tries to travel to the planet via a shortcut - and ends up in a funny sort of place....

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The Priest’s Supper
Some Irish Fairy Folk have a question for a hungry priest....

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1.Astropup and the Feathered Ambassador
The Parrot, formally President of the World, is appointed ambassador to a distant planet in the first of a new Astropup series....

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Baskervilles 14, The Hound
The detectives, Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade travel through the fog of Grimpen Mire to Merripit House. Will they solve the mystery of the hound that has been terrifying Dartmore? Our audio story reaches its climax....

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The Piper and the Pooka
The Pooka is a wondrous creature that can shift its shape. Sometimes it's friendly, sometimes it isn't, but it is almost always mischievous....

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The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
A Christmas mystery for Sherlock Holmes arrives in the shape of a goose....

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The Demon Cat
AN Irish story about a spooky cat who demands fish ( by Lady Wilde )...

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The Fairies
A poem about fairies that begins a new series of Irish tales and poems....

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Wicked Spooky
Uncle Jeff takes the kids to the countryside which they find very spooky indeed....

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The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad
The darkest story in the Sinbad Series reveals the sailor and businessman as ingenious as ever, and single-minded in the pursuit of wealth....

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The Wheelie People
An unusual story from Ancient Greece about the meaning of love, originally told in Plato's Symposium....

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Katie and No More Miss Perfect
Katie's best friend, Isis, is fed up with being perfect...

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The Monkey in the Kitchen
Monkeys invade a school kitchen in the fifth story in our series about Theo the Monkey...

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Kung Fu Monkey Style
Theo takes Kung Fu lessons and is surprised by some unexpected visitors....

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Theo and the Monkey Cops
We learn why Theo the Crime Fighting Monkey failed to show up for his first kung fu lesson...

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Sifu and the Legend of the Monkey King
The second part of our series about Sifu and Theo the Monkey. Theo fails to turn up for his first Kung Fu lesson, and Sifu tells Neet the chinese legend that inspired him to take up Kung Fu....

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Baskervilles 13, Fixing the Nets
A portrait may hold the clue to the mystery of the murder on the moor...

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How Anansi Brought Wild Animals into the World
Anansi, the anti-hero of West African folklore, refuses to follow instructions....

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Sifu Meets The Monkey
The return of Theo, the crime-fighting monkey, in which he meets a Kung Fu master....

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Lily the Flower Fairy
Lilly is a flower fairy who is in search of a friend. Fiona from Vermont sent this winning entry to our Magical Person Writing Competition....

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Trixie the Magic Rabbit
Trixie the Magic Rabbit is the first of three winning entries in our Magic Person writing competition. Trixie speaks several languages and can run super-fast....

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Katie Cancels The School Rules
At Katie's School, thanks to a little magical influence on the head teacher, they had a chance to see what life would be like without any rules....

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The Third Voyage of Sinbad
Sinbad is attacked by pirate monkeys, held captive by a giant, and threatened by huge serpents....

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The Second Voyage of Sinbad
Sinbad falls into a valley full of giant serpents and precious diamonds. Only some giant birds can save him....

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Anansi Meets Father Thunder
Anansi visits an old man under the sea and receives a gift. The gift is more wonderful than anything he expected but his mean spirit gets the better of him....

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How Wisdom Got Out
Anansi, our hero from Ghana in West Africa, keeps all the world's wisdom in a pot and he decides to hide it up a tree....

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How Anansi brought stories to the world
The shape-shifting Anansi is sometimes a spider, sometimes a man. He comes from Ghana in West Africa and he is one of the great storytellers of the world....

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The Good Turn
A boy of Zanzibar goes out hunting and does a good turn to an Ape, a Snake, and a Lion. Is it true that one good turn deserves another?...

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Katie and the Other Witch Part Two
Do you want to know the truth about the Other Witch, Agrippina Crompton? Do you think she is a fake? Find out in this second part of our exciting Katie story....

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Katie and the Other Witch Part One
A new witch has set up a business in town. Katie and her mum suspect that she is a fake, but the rival is popular with the public....

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How to Out-Jeff Uncle Jeff
Uncle Jeff has a new girlfriend - Jessica - can she be more irresponsible than he is?...

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The Goat and his Master
A goat tries to help his master, but the master does not know how to be polite to a goat!...

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Friendships
Three friends at school are bothered by two girls who play mean tricks on them. Should they retaliate or try to make peace?...

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The Goat and the Gold
Happy Year of the Goat ! One of our writing competition winners is a story about a clever goat and some stolen gold...

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The Donkey and the Lion
A donkey is dim enough to fall for the same trick twice....

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The Monkey and the Shark
A clever monkey has a story that explains a story....

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The Amazing Gazelle
A story from Zanzibar about a clever gazelle who helps a beggar....

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Milo, Daisy and the White Rabbit
Daisy and Milo are staying at an English country hotel with their parents. The kids go on a nature trail and follow a magical white rabbit....

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Baskervilles 12: Death on the Moor
Watson has discovered the answer to one mystery - who is the mysterious man watching the moor? But a terrible howling and a new victim of the Hound show that all is far from solved....

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The Lady of Shalott
A poem by Alfred Tennyson set in the time of King Arthur and Camelot....

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Tim the Tadpole’s Birthday
We first recorded Tim the Tadpole's Birthday way back in 2006, but somehow the mp3 file was overwritten and lost. Now, for the first time in some years, we present this sparkly story in its entirety....

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The Chinese Year of the Goat
We are just saying goodbye to the year of the horse, and on February the 4th we will start the year of the goat. In some parts of Asia this year is also known as the year of the sheep or ram....

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Joyride Storywriting Competition
Supporters of Storynory can now enter our monthly writing competition. See our partner Joyride for details of how you can become a supporter....

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Gladys’s Christmas Joy
It's Christmas. Gladys feels she is on the brink of success, but once again she finds herself working in the background to help others with little credit for herself....

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The ‘Cat’ who scared the Christmas Trolls
A Christmas story from Norway about a bear that some trouble-making trolls mistake for a cat....

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Katie and the Big Row
Katie has a row with her mum and goes to live with her dad for a while. Will she find life more peaceful at his flat?...

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Pocahontas, the Native American Princess
A true fairytale. Pocahontas was a native American who married an English settler. Her story is romantic and adventurous, but it also tells us about troubled relations between the native Americans and the early European settlers of the USA. Acts of kindness alternated with violence - as told in this amazing story....

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Astropup and the Bird Fight
The climax to our series about the two parrots. There’s loads of action, lasers, flying feathers, and intellectual combat, as the parrots fight to see who will be the first bird to be World President. Science fiction at its wackiest ! Squark !...

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The First Voyage of Sinbad
Long ago, in the city of Baghdad, there lived a man named Sinbad the Hammál. He was a porter who strayed into the garden of another Sinbad - a wealthy merchant. The merchant invites his namesake in and tells him the story of his incredible sea voyages....

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Baskervilles 11: The Man on the Tor
Who is the strange figure who has been seen lurking on the hill?...

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Baskervilles 10: Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
Barrymore, the butler of Baskerville Hall, has a grievance. He thinks it was unfair to hunt his brother-in-law down when he, of his own free will, had told Sherlock and Holmes his secret. The free audio book of the greatest mystery of all continues....

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Three Poems by Christina Rossetti
Short and beautiful poems by Christina Rossetti, the greatest Victorian female poet, read out aloud in a free mp3 download. Is The Moon Tired?, Caterpillar, A Birthday....

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Katie’s Halloween Dad
Katie is a witch. Her Dad dad is a Professor of Extra Sensory Perception and Paranormal Phenomena, although he does not have powers himself. One Halloween he tries a dangerous experiment....

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Katie and the Unicorn
Do you like mysteries? Do you think unicorns are super-cute? Yes? Well, you are going to love this story in which Katie and Isis turn detectives when a very rare animal is stolen....

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09 Baskervilles : The Light upon the Moor
The butler of Baskerville Hall, Barrymore, is behaving extremely suspiciously. Dr. Watson continues his report to Sherlock Holmes. Listen to the audio story beautifully read by Richard Scott....

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Bertie in the Land that Time Forgot
iPads and Mobile phones - they are necessary for life - how can anybody survive without being connected to the internet 24 hours a day. And yet Bertie and Beatrice visit a land where technology is banned. How do they get on....

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Song: Snap Me!
Here's the song that Gladys wrote about her first brush with fame....

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11 Gladys Alone: Snap Me!
Gladys has reached California and the final chapter in this series about the girl who wants to make it big as a pop star....

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10 Gladys Alone: First Date
Gladys goes out to dinner with a famous film star, but she is determined that she is going to remain "Miss Sensible"....

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Solomon’s Holiday
Solomon the cat steps forward to take the lead role in this episode of our Katie series. It's meant to be a secret that he can talk, and so when he goes to stay with Isis's family he is under strict instructions to say no more than meow....

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Song: In Real Life
This song by Gladys is the title track to her new album, which is available in Spotify and iTunes....

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09 Gladys Alone: In Real Life
Gladys writes her song "In Real Life" about her meeting with the film star, Darren Wolf. When she plays it live for the first time, someone special comes to hear it....

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08 Baskervilles: First Report of Dr. Watson
Dr Watson writes to Sherlock Holmes with his impressions of the various characters in and around Baskerville Hall....

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Song: Are We There Yet?
Are you heading the wrong way down the motorway? Can you trust your Sat Nav? Sing along to Are We There Yet - a song with a great beat....

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08 Gladys Alone: Are We There Yet?
Gladys is finding her manager, Dud, more and more frustrating....

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07 Gladys Alone: The Triumph
Gladys takes part in an audition for a TV talent contest and sings at a gig arranged by Dud, her new manager....

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06 Gladys Alone: The Eye of the Needle
Gladys considers taking on a manager and is talking into doing something she thought she would never do....

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Astropup: Which Parrot?
Are two parrots better than one? Or is there only room in the universe for one megalomaniac feather brain?...

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07 Baskervilles: The Stapletons of Merripit House
We meet a butterfly-chasing botanist who lives on the moor. Eerie and haunting noises emerge from the lonliest parts of the treacherous mire....

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05 Gladys Alone: Going Underground
Gladys plays her first solo gig, but is still overshadowed by one of her sisters of chiX fame...

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Song: Ghost Girl
Always, when I’m near you, You don’t see me, I’m a ghost girl. See-through. Sometimes, when I hear you, You don’t hear me,I’m a ghost girl. A haunting song that you will love....

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Astropup and the Two Parrots
What could be more super-intelligent than a bird brain? Two bird brains of course....

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04 Gladys Alone: Ghost Girl Reprise
Gladys records a song she originally wrote for the chiX - it describes her feeling that nobody ever notices her....

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06 Baskerverilles: Baskerville Hall
Watson, Sir Henry Baskerville and Dr. Mortimer take the train through the scene Dartmoor of Devon and reach Baskerville Hall....

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Bertie and the Frog Princess
What would it be like to be a frog? Have you ever wanted to be one just for a day?...

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03: Gladys Alone: Artists and Repertoire.
Gladys meets some tough talking business people at a big record label...

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02 Gladys Alone: All I Want to do is Sing
Gladys goes into the recording studio to record All We Want To Do is Sing...

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05 Baskervilles : Three Broken Threads
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are led a merry dance around London by a cunning foe....

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O1 Gladys Alone: Against All Advice
Gladys returns in a new musical series. She is now 16 and wants to make it as a singer in her own right. But people still say she is too geeky to be a pop star....

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Katie Moves House
A Father's Day visit to a football match, all because of a house move. This is a special story for everyone who has been wondering about Katie's dad. Katie goes to see him, even though her mother does not really want her to....

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Astropup And The Space Hounds’ Chief
The Parrot is now World President. He has sent Astropup and Marlow on a mission into space to capture a Cat Person. They have been hijacked by a Space Hound with six legs. They are now hurtling towards the Planet of the Baskervilles to meet the Space Hounds' Chief. Astropup, Marlow, and you, are in for a big surprise....

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04 Baskervilles: Sir Henry Baskerville
Sir Henry Baskerville, recently returned from North America, has received a strange letter. Stranger still one of his new boots has gone missing....

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Astropup’s New Comrade
Astropup blasts off into space on a mission with a new companion - not a parrot, but a human. Their mission is to capture a cat person....

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03 Baskervilles : The Problem
The mystery of the fiendish hound is so strange that Holmes could be dealing with forces outside the laws of Nature. The problem: What was Sir Charles running away from? Why was he so afraid? Why did he run away from help, not towards it? Who was the elderly gentleman waiting for on a damp […]...

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02 Baskervilles: The Curse of the Baskervilles
The Curse of the Baskervilles read by Richard Scott in which an ancient manuscript tells of the gruesome curse of the Baskervilles....

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01 Baskervilles: Mr. Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1902. Chapter Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Doctor Watson examines a walking stick for clues of its owner....

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Georgia and the Dragon
Georgia and the Dragon by Harry Oulton - read for Storynory by Natasha Lee Lewis. A dragon helps a girl conquer her nighttime fears....

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Aponibolinayen and the Healing Oranges
From the Philippines. Aponibolinayen has a headache and longs for healing oranges of guarded by a fierce giant. Her husband is determined to fetch them for her....

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Three Short Fables from the Philippines.
Why Dogs Wag their Tails, why hens peck the ground, and why spiders hate flies...

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Aponibolinayen
A beautiful woman with magical powers marries the Sun in this fable from the Philippines....

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Katie’s Magic Personality Part 2
Katie the Witch has Katie has created a spell to give her a magic personality that will charm everyone. She has won instant popularity at school with teachers and pupils alike. Is she really a new and improved person?...

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Katie’s Magic Personality Part 1
Doesn't everyone want to be popular? If you were a witch, would you just make a magic spell to ensure that everyone adored you?...

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Bertie’s Magic Pancakes
Shrove Tuesday has a special tradition at the Palace that dates back to the days of Bertie's true mother who is remembered for her magic pancake recipe....

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The Great Monkey Robbery
A lively, funny, exciting - and (perhaps) a touch silly - story that stars Theo the Monkey who is the main suspect in a Great Train Robbery....

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Astropup the Hero
Marlow - the man with a laser gun - tells the world how Astropup is a hero. The newly elected president, the Parrot, is less than amused to be sidelined....

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The Elfin Knight
A ghostly knight rides across a Scottish moore. Two brave Earls ignore warnings about him, and go hunting on the moore. Only one of them carries the sign of the Trinity....

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The Sprightly Tailor
A spooky, scary, and at the same time funny story from Scotland, about a taylor who has to sew some trews in the haunted ruins of an old church....

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Katie’s TV Magic
A TV programme offers to redecorate the house of Katie and her mum for free. Shumash - the estate agent whom Katie's mum likes is involved. What could possibly be wrong with that?...

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2014 – Chinese Year of the Horse – The Horse that Ran Away
2014 is the Chinese Year of the Horse - starting on January 31. Hope you all have a wonderful year ! This is a chinese tale about a man whose prize possession was his one and only horse. When it ran away, everyone thought he had suffered the most terrible bad luck - but he was wise and saw things differently....

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The Wind in the Willows Christmas Chapter
Chapter 5 of the Wind in the Willows by kenneth Grahame in which Ratty and Mole visit Moles underground home for Christmas and are entertained by field mice singing a carol....

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Prince Bertie Returns
Spooky, exciting, dramatic, romantic, funny - the most epic Bertie story ever ! Bertie has spent eight long years as a frog on the pond. Is this the story where he turns back to a prince? The only way to find out, is to listen to Natasha and Richard's special performance recorded for Christmas 2013...

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The Angel Gabriel’s Message : Christmas Carol
A Christmas carol sung for Storynory by Gabriella. this lovely tune from the Basque Country will haunt you ! The angel Gabriel from heaven came, With wings as drifted snow, with eyes as flame: "All hail to thee, O lowly maiden Mary, Most highly favored lady." Gloria!...

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Thanksgiving – Mary Had A Little Lamb
Happy Thanksgiving ! Mary Had A Little Lamb and the true story that connects it to the American holiday of Thanksgiving in November....

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The Fairy Eye Ointment
A mysterious fairytale from Wales about an old lady who agrees to nurse a baby for a mysterious mother....

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The Slant by Peter Newell
A funny poem about a pram, / go-cart that runs away down a hill causing havoc. By Peter Newell the american cartoonist and writer, from 1910...

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The Monkey Who Saved The Match
Theo is BACK. A fun footballing story starring our Crime Fighting Ape, Theo the Monkey. Could it be that City FC's matches are being fixed ?...

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Jonah and the Big Fish
Sometimes called Jonah and the Whale, the story of how a prophet ran away from God, took a sea journey, and ended up inside a Big Fish....

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The Parrot for President
The Parrot is standing in the first election for World President. He is trailing in second place behind the mysterious Diva who favours appeasement of the Cat People. Hear the Parrot's stirring speech !...

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Jack and the Jack-o-Lantern
When Jack starts to cut eyes and a mouth into his pumpkin, he is in for a big Halloween surprise....

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Katie and the Cat Swap: Part 2
Katie is stuck inside the form of her cat, Solomon. She goes to school and is shocked by all the trouble Solomon is causing inside her identity. She also overhears a plot to besmirch her best friend Isis....

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Katie and the Cat Swap: Part 1
Katie swaps identities with her cat Solomon - and soon realises that she has done a silly and dangerous thing....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 36: A Boy
The Final Chapter of Pinocchio, in which we meet some old friends, and our story reaches its conclusions....

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Professor Astropup
Astropup has become a university professor. The Parrot is peeved that he cannot get an academic post. But then he meets some students and starts leaking top secret information to the world...

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Pinocchio, Chapter 35: Reunited
Pinocchio is inside the belly of the shark. He meets somebody there quite unexpectedly....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 34: The Shark
Pinocchio seems on the point of death more than once as is thrown into the sea with weights around him, and then chased by a Shark....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 33: The Circus Donkey
Pinocchio, having become a Donkey, is bought by the owner of a Circus, who wants to teach him to do tricks. The Donkey becomes lame and is sold to a man who wants to use his skin for a drumhead....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 32: Donkey’s Ears
Pinocchio's ears become like those of a Donkey. In a little while he changes into a real Donkey and begins to bray....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 31: The Land of Toys
Pinocchio travels to the Land of Toys, but on the way some strange events make him feel greatly uneasy...

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Pinocchio, Chapter 30: Lamp-Wick
Pinocchio is set to become a boy again. He sends out invitations for his celebration party. But his best friend, Lamp-Wick, has a new temptation for him....

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Prince Chéri
A prince has a good fairy to look over him, but he behaves badly and she punishes him....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 29: A Snail’s Pace
Pinocchio returns to the Fairy's house - a snail comes to open the door, but takes a very long time......

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Pinocchio, Chapter 28: The Green Fisherman
Pinocchio swims out to sea and is caught by the Green Fisherman who plans to fry him for dinner....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 26: School
Pinocchio goes to the seashore with his friends to see the Terrible Shark....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 25 : Advice from the Good Fairy
Pinocchio promises the Fairy to be good and to study, as he is growing tired of being a Marionette, and wishes to become a real boy....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 24: To Work or to Beg?
Pinocchio reaches the Island of the Busy Bees and finds the Fairy once more....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 23: Carried by a Pigeon
Pinocchio weeps upon learning that the Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair is dead. He meets a Pigeon, who carries him to the seashore. He throws himself into the sea to go to the aid of his father....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 22: The Thieves
Pinocchio discovers the thieves and, as a reward for faithfulness, he regains his liberty....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 21: The Farmer’s Trap
Pinocchio is caught by a Farmer, who uses him as a watchdog for his chicken coop....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 20: The Serpent on the Road
Freed from prison, Pinocchio sets out to return to the Fairy; but on the way he meets a Serpent and later is caught in a trap....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 19: The Judge
Pinocchio is robbed of his gold pieces and, in punishment, is sentenced to four months in prison....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 18: The Field of Wonders
Pinocchio finds the Fox and the Cat again, and goes with them to sow the gold pieces in the Field of Wonders....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 16: The Three Doctors
The Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair sends for the poor Marionette, puts him to bed, and calls three Doctors to tell her if Pinocchio is dead or alive....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 15: Captured by the Assassins
A dark and scary chapter - but remember, Pinocchio is a wooden puppet and can survive many things that an ordinary boy could not. The Assassins chase Pinocchio, catch him, and hang him to the branch of a giant oak tree....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 14: The Assassins
Pinocchio, not having listened to the good advice of the Talking Cricket, falls into the hands of the Assassins....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 13:The Inn of the Red Lobster
The Fox and the Cat take Pinocchio to an inn - but are they as kind and hospitable as they seem?...

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Pinocchio, Chapter 12: The Fox and the Cat
Fire Eater gives Pinocchio five gold pieces for his father, Geppetto; but the Marionette meets a Fox and a Cat and follows them....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 11: Fire Eater
Fire Eater sneezes and forgives Pinocchio, who saves his friend, Harlequin, from death....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 10: The Puppet Theatre
The Marionettes recognize their brother Pinocchio, and greet him with loud cheers; but the Director, Fire Eater, happens along and poor Pinocchio almost loses his life....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 8: The ABC Book
Geppetto makes Pinocchio a new pair of feet, and sells his coat to buy him an A-B-C book...

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Pinocchio, Chapter 7: Breakfast
Geppetto returns home and gives his own breakfast to the Marionette...

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Pinocchio, Chapter 6: Pinocchio Burns His Feet
Pinocchio falls asleep with his feet on a foot warmer, and awakens the next day with his feet all burned off....

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Pinocchio, Chapter 5: The Omelet Flies Away
Pinocchio is hungry and looks for an egg to cook himself an omelet; but, to his surprise, the omelet flies out of the window....

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Pinocchio Chapter 4: The Talking Cricket
The story of Pinocchio and the Talking Cricket, in which one sees that bad children do not like to be corrected by those who know more than they do....

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Pinocchio Chapter 3: The first pranks
As soon as he gets home, Geppetto fashions the Marionette and calls it Pinocchio. The first pranks of the Marionette....

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Pinocchio Chapter 2: Geppetto and Master Cherry Fight
Mastro Cherry gives the piece of wood to his friend Geppetto, who takes it to make himself a Marionette that will dance, fence, and turn somersaults...

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Pinocchio Chapter 1: How it Happened
How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child....

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The Secret Garden, Chapter 27
In the Garden concludes the classic novel....

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Katie and the Curse of Macbeth
Katie the Witch takes part in a play on the fringe of the Edinburgh Festival and comes up against actors' superstitions about Shakespeare's Macbeth...

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The Secret Garden Chapter 26
"IT'S MOTHER!"...

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Snow White and Rose Red
It's a long time since we have given you a Brothers Grimm story. We had somehow overlooked this charming tale. The "Snow White" of the title is not related to the more famous Snow White who met the seven dwarfs. This Snow White is the sister of Rose Red. The two girls live in the […]...

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The Moscow Cat
A strong and independent cat from Moscow runs away to live in the forrest. A story that is half realistic - in fact based on a real cat - and half traditional Russian fairy tale....

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