Category Archives: Children’s Stories

TRR: Episode 87, “The Pumpkin Giant”



For Halloween, we have for you a story of a horrible giant who devours fat little children.

The story was “retold” in the 1970s by Ellin Green, and wonderfully illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Here, we tell the original tale first published in a collection of children’s stories called “The Pot of Gold.”

“The Pumpkin Giant” (1893) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The Reader

TRT: 29:31

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TRR: Episode 71, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 7)



Here we are, with the last and final installment of our story, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” by Mary D. Nauman. Eva has regained Aster, but he is trapped in the form of a small green bird, and the evil Green Frog is hot on her trail! Can she escape and save Aster, the Moon Prince..?

I hope you’ve enjoyed our story. It was a lot of fun to read this one and put it all together for you. Do be sure and let me know.

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman.

The Reader

TRT: 37:14

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TRR: Episode 70, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 6)



In Part 6 of our story, Eva navigates the Enchanted River, and faces the Green Frog and her servants in a bid to rescue Aster, the Moon Prince.

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 20:28

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TRR: Episode 69, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 5)



In Part 5 of our story, Eva makes her way down the Brook of Mists in her quest to reach the fabled Enchanted River and rescue the Moon Prince, Aster, from the mysterious “THEY.”

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 20:28

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TRR: Episode 68, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 4)



As we continue reading from our story, our hero, Eva, enters the Valley of Rest, and meets the Happy Children. Will she find the Moon Prince, Aster, among them..?

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 30:10

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TRR: Episode 67, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 3)



In this episode, we continue where we left off, reading from our selection by Mary D. Nauman. In Part 3 of our story, Eva and Aster make their way through the dark forest and into a land of rock and stone. Aster’s behavior seems to grow more and more strange, and the mysterious “THEY” connive to kidnap him.

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 38:21

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TRR: Episode 66, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 2)



In this episode, we continue reading from our selection by Mary D. Nauman. In Part 2 of our story, Eva meets a new friend in the mysterious Shadow-land, and discovers the purpose for which she had been brought there.

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 28:04

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TRR: Episode 65, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 1)



For the next several episodes, we’ll be reading from an “Alice in Wonderland” hopeful, one of the many books that popped up trying to cash in on the “Alice” concept. The formula is very familiar, as you’ll see (little girl with blonde hair and impeccable manners meets a magical creature and is transported into a magical world where she has strange adventures, etc.). To its credit, the book at least tries to do its own thing, and the description of the mysterious Shadow-land is quite original.

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 31:04

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TRR EXTRA: “Twas the Night Before Christmas”



Here we share with you the classic Christmas poem better known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” A little candy cane for your holiday!

“A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore

The Reader

TRT: 4:40

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TRR EXTRA: “The Pine and the Flax”



Been sidelined this past week with a pretty bad cold, so I’ve not been able to make the reading I had planned for you. But I do have a smattering of extras I can share, starting with this nice little story of unlikely friends. Hopefully, next week I’ll be back in form and have something nice and Christmassy for you.

“The Pine and the Flax” by Albrekt Segerstedt

The Reader

TRT: 3:43

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