Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids

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July 25, 2021 @ 12:42 am

Ranchland Gnomes

Ranchland gnomes Tumbles and Hilda, and their twins River and Kit, help gophers afraid of a rattlesnake. 

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June 30, 2021 @ 2:46 pm

Stone Soup

The classic folk tale Stone Soup is about soldiers traveling home after a war. The villagers they meet are afraid of strangers and have forgotten how to be neighbors. Stoen Soup, like all great folktales, has a perennial and new relevance for 2021.

This version is especially for Tales from the Lilypad by Marlene Wurfel.

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May 29, 2021 @ 3:16 pm

Have You Seen This Frog?

In this episode, Lily answers questions from listeners including the number 1 question:
Are you really a frog?
& Where can I find older episodes? Answer: www.talesfromthelilypad.com

Kids can email letters & pictures to: talesfromthelilypad@gmail.com

Or, message through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/talesfromthelilypad

Music for this episode: Camping by Matti Paalanen

Sound effects courtesy Creative Commons Licences via www.freesound.org

 

 

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April 30, 2021 @ 4:34 pm

Three Fables for Spring and Summer

Happy Spring! Three of Aesop's fables rewritten and rearranged for young audiences by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad. 

The Lark and Her Young Ones
The Plane Tree
&
The Gnat and the Ox

Original music by Reid Alexander Whelton

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March 31, 2021 @ 9:14 pm

The Royal Rabbit

A Tales from the Lilypad literary fairytale by Marlene Wurfel. A re-smashing, re-mixing, re-arranging and retelling of A.A. Milne's "Prince Rabbit." 

Intro and Outro music created for Tales from the Lilypad by Reid Alexander Whelton.

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March 1, 2021 @ 12:51 am

Return to the Crystal Castle

Another original story written by Marlene Wurfel especially for Tales from the Lilypad listeners everywhere. Return to the Crystal Castle with an ambitious princess for some adventure in the moonlight. Will Princess Dee succeed in a heroes quest? 

Intro music by Reid Alexander Whelton

FairyTale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100232
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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January 31, 2021 @ 10:31 pm

Chuckles and the Wolverine

Chuckles is a snow gnome who performs a daring rescue of a wolverine in this original story by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad. New music by Reid Alexander Whelton. 

Sound effects courtesy Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Licence and a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via freesound.org. Thank you Pedaling Prince.

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December 30, 2020 @ 10:45 pm

The New Year’s Fairy

Happy New Year from Lily and Josephine (as Linda Dawn)

This largely forgotten but wonderful fairytale is written and rearranged by Marlene Wurfel, based on the concept and story by the American fabulist Emilie Poulsson (1853-1939)

Music:

“English Country Garden” & “Apline Bierhalle” & “Christmas Homecoming” by Aaron Kenny courtesy YouTube Audio Library

Auld Lang Syne (Instrumental) by the Jingle Punks courtesy YouTube Audio Library

Sound effect attributions: 

“Fairy Logo” by DDmyzik courtesy of a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via www.freesound.org https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

“Coagulated” by Timbre & “Champagne Cork Pop” by Ruben Uitenweerde courtesy of a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via www.freesound.org

"Fireworks, Close, A (H1).wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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November 29, 2020 @ 12:06 pm

The Rich Man and the Shoemaker

The Rich Man and the Shoemaker is a fable first penned by LaFontaine and rearranged and recorded here by Marlene Wurfel. This episode features a very special performance by Captain Thunderpants, the Vancouver Island Comox Valley's Performer of the Year in 2020. 

This story is hundreds of years old. Is it still relevant today? Should the Shoemaker have done something differently? Would you have? 

 

 

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October 31, 2020 @ 12:15 am

Stella and Neon

This is 15 minutes of relaxed visualization. 

Stella Starwalker and her wolf, Neon, journey through the star scape. They drink from the Milky Way, see Pleiades and other storied constellations, and rest by The Tree of Life. What does a star wolf dream of when he finally sleeps? Star bunnies, of course.

Be well, Darlings. 

#starlore

Music "Other World 7" by Almusic34
via freesound.org and a Creative Commons License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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