Dial-A-Story Fall 2020 Menu

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Stories for Children:

The Elves and the Shoemaker, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm                    (4 minutes)

Rumpelstiltzkin, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm                                               (7 minutes)

How the Camel Got his Hump, by Rudyard Kipling                                    (6 minutes)

The Little Gingerbread Man, by George Haven Putnam                          (15 minutes)

The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams                                               (28 minutes)

The Emperor's New Clothes, by Hans Christian Andersen                       (13 minutes)

The Selfish Giant, by Oscar Wilde                                                                   (9 minutes)

The Beautiful World, by Amy Steedman                                                       (7 minutes)

How the Rhinoceros got his Skin, by Rudyard Kipling                               (6 minutes)

How the Whale got his Throat, by Rudyard Kipling                                   (7 minutes)

The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen                                       (60 minutes)

The Butterfly, by Hans Christian Andersen                                                   (9 minutes)

The Boy Who Drew Cats, by Lafcadio Hearn                                               (8 minutes)

Advice From A Caterpillar, from Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll    (15 minutes)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter                                                 (9 minutes)

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, by Beatrix Potter                                          (8 minutes)

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, by Beatrix Potter                                     (10 minutes)

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, by Beatrix Potter                                  (10 minutes)

The Tale of Mr. Tod, by Beatrix Potter                                                          (38 minutes)

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, by Beatrix Potter                                       (12 minutes)

The Tale of Ginger and Pickles, by Beatrix Potter                                      (11 minutes)


Adult Short Stories and Essays:

The Outbreak of Peace, by H. B. Fyfe                                                            (11 minutes)

Journalism in Tennessee, by Mark Twain                                                     (14 minutes)

Wit of a Duck, by John Burroughs                                                                  (9 minutes)

My Watch, by Mark Twain                                                                               (8 minutes)

Ode to my Clothes, by W. S. Gilbert                                                              (3 minutes)

An Autumn Encounter, by Kenneth Grahame                                             (9 minutes)

Autumn Fires, by A. A. Milne                                                                           (8 minutes)

The Thin Santa Claus, by Ellis Parker Butler                                                 (29 minutes)

Winter Sunshine, by John Burroughs                                                            (36 minutes)

A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift                                                         (23 minutes)

Save The Redwoods, by John Muir                                                                (10 minutes)

The Declaration of Independence                                                                  (10 minutes)

The Story of an Eyewitness, by Jack London                                               (18 minutes)

Night and Moonlight, by Henry David Thoreau                                          (21 minutes)


Adult Mysteries:

A Christmas Fantasy with a Moral, by Thomas Bailey Aldrich                 (21 minutes)

The Adventure of the Second Stain, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle             (60 minutes)

The Eagle's Claws, by Ellis Parker Butler                                                       (35 minutes)

The Purloined Letter, by Edgar Allan Poe                                                     (41 minutes)

The Oblong Box, by Edgar Allan Poe                                                             (30 minutes)

The Two-Cent Stamp, by Ellis Parker Butler                                                 (36 minutes)


Ghost Stories:

The Crystal Cup, by Bram Stoker                                                                    (35 minutes)

The Cats of Ulthar, by H. P. Lovecraft                                                           (9 minutes)

The Mummy's Curse, by Louisa May Alcott                                                 (30 minutes)

The Ghosts of Red Creek, by W. Bob Holland                                              (8 minutes)

The Ghost of Buckstown Inn, by Arnold M. Anderson                               (11 minutes)

The Goblin’s Collection, by Algernon Blackwood                                       (19 minutes)

The Moonlit Road, by Ambrose Bierce                                                         (28 minutes)

The Death Doom of the Double Born, by Bram Stoker                             (14 minutes)


Christmas Stories for Kids:

The Goblin’s Christmas, by Elizabeth Anderson                                          (7 minutes)

A Little Mouse That Built Itself a House in a Christmas Cake                  (4 minutes)

The Christmas Masquerade, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman                      (25 minutes)

The Legend of the Christmas Tree, by Lucy Wheelock                              (2.5 minutes)

The Christmas Goblins, by Charles Dickens                                                 (9.5 minutes)

A Kidnapped Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum                                                (22 minutes)

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, by Francis P. Church                       (4 minutes)


Family Christmas Stories & Poems:

Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn, by Albert Bigelow Paine                    (11 minutes)

The Heavenly Christmas Tree, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky                             (10 minutes)

The Gift Of The Magi, by O. Henry                                                                 (13 minutes)

Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman                   (19 minutes)

The Snow Man, by Alfred B. Cooper                                                             (19 minutes)

The Little Match Girl, by Hans Christian Andersen                                     (6 minutes)

Grandmother's Christmas Story, by Elizabeth M. Laws Hibberd             (7 minutes)

Christmas Fairy of Strasburg, by Joseph Stirling Coyne                            (9 minutes)

The Night After Christmas, by Anne P. L. Field                                            (4 minutes)

Christmas Trees, by Robert Frost                                                                   (4 minutes)

Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas, by Stephen Leacock                                 (4 minutes)

The Christmas Stocking, by L. Frank Baum                                                  (2.5 minutes)

An Old-Time Christmas, by Paul Laurence Dunbar                                     (11 minutes)

Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Clement Clarke Moore                 (4 minutes)

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens: Parts 1 – 5


Books by the Chapter:

Fantasy - The King’s Betrothed, by E.T.A Hoffman

Western - Wild Horse Hunter, by Zane Grey

Mystery - For The Dream Woman, by Wilkie Collins


Something a Little Different:

The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll                                                   (27 minutes)

What Christmas Did for Jerusha Grumble by John D Macdonald           (22 minutes)

The Vampire Cat by Gerard van Etten                                                           (27 minutes)

Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll                                                                        (2.5 minutes)

Blissful Mind Guided Meditation                                                                    (5 minutes)

Guided Anti-Anxiety Gratitude Meditation                                                  (3 minutes)

Guided Gentle Mindful Yoga Session                                                            (55 minutes)

Ten Minute Guided Wisdom Meditation                                                      (10 minutes)

Burdens & Blessings, by Lisa Hayes-Minney                                                        (8 minutes)