Folk Tales Every Child Should Know

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We have always loved stories. people have always entertained each other by telling tales around the campfire; traveling storytellers were huge crowd-pullers. Many of these stories were passed down through the generations, largely unchanged. "The stories made by the people, and told before evening fires, or in public places and at the gates of inns in the Orient, belong to the ages when books were few and knowledge limited, or to people whose fancy was not hampered by familiarity with or care for facts; they are the creations, as they were the amusement, of men and women who were children in knowledge, but were thinking deeply and often wisely of what life meant to them, and were eager to know and hear more about themselves, their fellows, and the world. In the earlier folk-stories one finds a childlike simplicity and readiness to believe in the marvellous; and these qualities are found also in the French peasant's version of the career of Napoleon. " (from the Introduction). - Summary by Lynne Thompson (4 hr 9 min)


Introduction 8:15 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Hans In Luck 12:35 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Why The Sea Is Salt 10:01 Read by Todd Jenken
The Lad Who Went To The North Wind 6:49 Read by Lynne T
The Lad And The Deil 2:09 Read by Claire Schreuder
Ananzi And The Lion 8:13 Read by Lynne T
The Grateful Foxes 17:08 Read by mlcui
The Badger's Money 9:52 Read by mlcui
Why Brother Bear Has No Tail 7:31 Read by Ellen Preckel
The Origin Of Rubies 9:40 Read by Jude Somers
Long, Broad And Sharpsight 20:09 Read by Ellen Preckel
Intelligence And Luck 8:15 Read by Jennifer Dorr
George With The Goat 10:17 Read by Greg Giordano
The Wonderful Hair 5:43 Read by Alexis Castro
The Dragon And The Prince 15:05 Read by mlcui
The Good Children 9:15 Read by Greg Giordano
The Dun Horse 11:55 Read by Ellen Preckel
The Greedy Youngster 19:20 Read by Ellen Preckel
Hans Who Made The Princess Laugh 11:03 Read by Jennifer Dorr
The Story Of Tom Tit Tot 9:29 Read by Ellen Preckel
The Peasant Story Of Napoleon 36:37 Read by Ellen Preckel