Journey with Story is a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3-10. These audio stories are told with a Celtic flavor and calming voice of Scottish author, Kathleen Pelley. She shares fairy tale stories, bedtime stories, classic stories, and her own original children's audio stories.
A classic fairy tale by Oscar Wilde, about a giant who builds a huge wall around his garden to keep all the children out, but when he encounters a special little boy, the giant is moved to change his selfish ways. A tender tale to teach children the Easter message of love and hope and redemption. (duration -14 minutes) An Episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.
An old folktale about three trees on a mountain top who dream about what they want to be when they are fully grown. (duration - 8 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.
A whimsical poem by Christopher Morley about bedtime fairies who know just how to tuck little children into bed, making them cozy and snug. (duration - 2 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.
A town mouse and a country mouse explore each other's worlds, only to discover that they each prefer their own home.
When a wee bannock (Scottish type of scone or bread) escapes from the frying pan, he races from house to house with everyone trying to catch him.
An original tale by Kathleen T. Pelley about a talented fiddler whose music pleases the Leprechaun King so much that he grants him a wish.
Two fairy poems and an elf poem that explains the origin of the umbrella.
A little red hen finds a grain of wheat and tries to persuade all the other animals on the farm to help her plant it.
When a terrible drought covers the plains of Africa, the animals discover a magic tree filled with ripe, juicy fruits, but they cannot reach the fruit until they discover the name of the tree. A retelling of a Bantu folktale.
A young woman uses her experience with a wild tiger to gain the love of her new stepson.
When a young prince befriends an ugly toad who helps him complete the three tasks his mother has given him, he makes a surprising discovery. A fresh take on the familiar tale of The Frog Prince.
A delightful nonsense poem about some colorful creatures who set out on an adventure across the sea in a....sieve.
A Japanese folktale, translated by Lafcadio Hearn about a boy who is obsessed with drawing cats and ends up saving the temple from a fierce goblin when the cats he draws come to life. This slightly spooky tale is best for children aged 8-10
After killing seven flies in one stroke, a little tailor is inspired to set off into the world to seek his fortune. Shortened and adapted by Kathleen from the original Grimm's fairy tale.
Originally titled, "Dutch Lullaby," this poem is a fantasy bedtime story about three children sailing and fishing among the stars from a boat which is a wooden shoe.
When a girl discovers a stray dog beside a river, she calls him Moses, takes him home and they become the best of friends, until....one day the girl rescues another stray - a little gray kitten, which causes Moses to become very jealous. A gentle story about love and friendship - originally published in Hopscotch magazine.
A delightful nonsense poem by Edward Lear about a made-up creature called a Pobble and how he happens to lose his toes.
The beloved Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore also called A Visit from Saint Nicholas.
A Christmas fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm about a poor shoemaker who receives help from a pair of kind and clever elves.
An old Christmas Fairy Tale that explains why the leaves of the spruce, pine, and juniper trees area always green.
A tale from Africa about a famous trickster called Anansi who takes the shape of a spider.
Written by Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is about a brave, but somewhat naughty bunny, who disobeys his mother by venturing into Mr. McGregor's garden, where he narrowly escapes danger.
Long ago in Ireland, there once was a king who had horse's ears. He manages to keep his misfortune a secret by growing his hair long and only having it cut once a year by a barber, who was then put to death. But, when a poor widow's son is chosen to be his new barber, the King agrees to let him live, provided he never tell a living soul what he has seen.
Every Sunday, poor Trembling is left alone to clean and cook, while her two sisters, Fair and Brown, go off to church wearing their finest clothes. But when an old henwife pays her a visit, Trembling finds herself wearing a dazzling dress and riding off to church on a milk white mare. Now all the men, from the king to the poorest beggar want to meet her.
A humorous poem by Ogden Nash about a little girl called Belinda who lives in a little white house with a black kitten, a gray mouse, a little yellow dog, a little red wagon and a little pet dragon.
A classic tale by Rudyard Kipling, set in long ago Arabia that explains how the camel got his hump.
Originally published in Cricket Magazine, and written by Kathleen T. Pelley, this is the story of a young girl who uses her gift of storytelling to make a long road short and a king's heart sing.
Scottish author and storyteller, Kathleen T. Pelley, shares a sample of her storytelling podcast for ages 4-10.