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Martin and Sylvia are reading a book about a farming family in the ‘olden days’ who work hard, but live well in their ‘little house’ – preparing the most delicious sounding foods!   When Momma and Daddy explain that all their food was grown and raised locally, brother and sister decide to have a “Little House Day” where they eat only foods within walking distance to their house.  This proves to be a creative challenge, and so they are all delighted when their farmer neighbors drop by with a special gift!

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_63-Little_House_Day.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 2:22 PM

Everything in the town of Iontas is in perfect order.  Constable Phelps keeps it that way.  The people work hard, and there is never any trouble or complaint.  But there also aren't any smiles or laughter.  That is - until the Wondersmith arrives and quietly, gently changes everything. 

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_62-Constable_Phelps.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 4:22 PM

It is about a girl named Lucy who moves with her family to a house in the country.  Her mother and father show her all the work they've done to fix up the old house, but it is the overgrown yard that has her full attention.

Lucy is dazzled by all the wildflowers and tall grass and bushy trees everywhere.

When her father announces that the lawn would soon be mowed, Lucy chases all the little bugs and toads and crawly creatures out of her yard and into the surrounding forest where they can be safe.

The yard is mowed and one of the discoveries is an apple tree - an old apple tree with a very old Apple Tree Nymph (or fairy).  The Nymph is very grateful to Lucy for her kindness -- he thanks her and invites her into a long and happy friendship.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_61-Bardswallow.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:52 AM

Ben Thompson, the clever cat makes a surprising arrival at the Junkyard one day.  What is this place?  And who are the creatures that call this place home?  Discover the delights of the Junkyard along with Ben, and learn why he decides to join the community of Junkyard friends.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_60-Junkyard_Introduction.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 3:48 PM

When Martin learns that the children who attend the town school often give 'teacher gifts' on the first day, he suggests that Sylvia and he do the same for their teachers:  Momma and Daddy.  This story is a 'homeschool' companion to our popular 'Back to School' audio book - the latest installment from the "Stories of Helping and Healing" series.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_59-Butterfly_Gifts_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:19 PM

Teeny is a little toadlet who is about to go to school for the very first time.  When he realizes that going to Toad School includes leaving some of his friends from the pond, and making new friends on land, he grows nervous.  His mother reassures him that toads are lucky because they can make new friends at Toad School while keeping their old friends from the pond.

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_58-Teeny_the_Toadlet_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:38 PM

This story is about how imagination can transform something as simple as a woodshed into a magical theater.  In Part One of the story, Karl – a woodcutter friend of the family – comes to care for their forest and harvest a few trees for firewood.  When he and Daddy decide that one of the trees would actually make perfect lumber, he brings his portable sawmill, and brother and sister get to watch a tree become long wide pieces of wood.  After Karl leaves, the whole family starts to work on a woodshed,  built out of the wood that has just been cut!

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_55-Woodshed_Theater_pt1.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 8:15 PM

In Part Two of the story, Sylvia can't wait to produce a play in the new Woodshed Theater, but Daddy has to finish it first!  While the rest of the family builds, Sylvia imagines and plans the perfect production.  With her determination and enthusiasm, she manages to inspire not only her own family, but also the neighbors and some friends in town!  In Part Two we wonder: will the woodshed be complete in time?  You'll be delighted by the answer.

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_56-Woodshed_pt2.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 8:14 PM

The Pigeon King is a man of integrity and hospitality.  His three daughters share some of his best traits - but each in their own way.  Through generations, those traits become so prominent that the three family lines forget they are related and fall into enduring conflict.  Only when a group of children from each of the families fatefully discover the place where the Pigeon King once lived - do the three families find the source of their forgiveness and eventual peace.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_57-Pigeon_King.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:00 PM

This story is about the value and benefit of finishing something that you have started.  In this story, the magical Willow Tree take Clancy and his younger brother Ty to “the Camino” in the mountains of Northern Spain.  They meet a rabbit, a mountain goat and a black bear who are on a long journey to the sea.  These animal friends have traveled a long way, and each has a special trick they use to stay on the path and not give up.

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_54-Staying_the_Path.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:20 AM

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