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A weekly podcast of children's tales, snippets of famous plays, fables, folk and fairytales. Settle down with a cup of your favorite warm nighttime beverage and let Celosia Crane read you to sleep. An award winning author, she long ago learned about the soothing effects of reading aloud at bedtime. First with her campers, as a camp counselor, then as a nanny, and now for you. Leave your stress at the door and slip into a familiar, or maybe not so familiar, story.
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Is there intelligent life on Mars? Why are there starless gaps in the Milky Way? What creates the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights? These and more are the interesting questions that are asked and sought to be answered in the 1909 book, Curiosities of the Sky by Garrett P. Serviss. Garrett Putnam Serviss was an American astronomer and popular sci-fi writer. He believed that science should be understood and enjoyed by everyone, not just by scientists. Though he was trained as a lawyer, h ...
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A tale of theft, and the life that one Scottish Mermaid must lead because of it. (As described in this story, I would actually call her a Selkie). What do you think is the moral of this story? Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'…
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Join me once again in Scotland, as we hear a tale about the Spinning fairy 'Habitrot' and how she helps one young woman. If you are a long listener you will notice echoes of a German tale I did last fall in this story. Can you tell me which one it is? Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enj…
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A wealthy young man With a curse over his head to marry a horned woman should he ever leave his home village offers to pay off the debt of a dead man to prevent further abuse to his physical body. With only 9 silver Kopeks to his name he resolves to return to his village. On his journey home he meets a strange man that begs to become his servant...…
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What do you get when you mix a clever and brave youngest son with a wicked troll??? When his brother's fall prey to the wicked troll's evil scheme, Olli saves them. But he won't stop there! Listen to find out just what the brave and clever lad does next! Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are …
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What happens when Holli spares the life of an enchanted Grouse, rather than killing it for dinner? Listen to find out! Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author…
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When a mysterious woman calls out to Osmo and Ilona as they are rowing to the King's Palace for Ilona to marry the King's Son little does Osmo know what trouble he is taking on board, despite Ilona's warnings, for the woman is actually the Ogeress Suyettar. What happens next you'll have to listen to find out! Inviting listeners to follow me on Inst…
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Just popping on quickly to give you all a bit of an update on this years episodes! I hope you'll be excited for our first episode, which is dropping February 5th! Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! ht…
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The Great Woodsman of the World takes Claus on a journey and introduces him to the world of men. Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author…
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What will happen as Claus grows into a man? When he is remembered by the Master Woodsman? More to come soon! Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author…
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How will the forest of Burzee with all of it's fantastical occupants treat the human infant that is now in their midst? Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author…
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Return with me to the mystical forest of Burzee to find out what the nymph Necile is up to now... Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author…
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In this chapter we meet Necile, a nymph who will have a lot to say about the direction this story is taking... Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author…
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Join me for this very short episode where we are introduced to the great forest of Burzee. We are embarking on a fantastical voyage into the boyhood days of Santa Claus, as told by L. Frank Baum. Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram!…
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Join me for this retelling of a classic fairytale story. As I was reading it I was reminded of the 1988 film adaption of this version of the story, starring John Savage & Rebecca De Mornay. If you have amazon prime, you can watch it free with ads. It is a very fun romp through this slightly different tale than the one that Disney has made so ubiqui…
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The beginning of this story is very familiar to many of us, but I'll be the first to admit that the last portion caught me entirely off guard! In a good way... Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http:…
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While the title talks about a princess our main character for this story is actually, in fact, a youngest son of a farmer whom his brothers call Cinderlad. Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://ww…
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While she shares her name with a more famous princess, this Snow White is very different. And has a MUCH different adventure with her sister, Rose Red. It involves a Bear and a fairly rude Dwarf... Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagra…
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Join me on an exploration of the Fairy Books compiled by Andrew Lang. We will start this journey with the Blue Fairy Book & the tale of Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper. Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connec…
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We going spooky today with this classic horror tale from Edgar Allen Poe. I hope you enjoy! And beware 'friends' who are trying to lure you into their basements with the promise of wine.... Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd l…
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Join me for this much abridged version of Washington Irving's famous story about school master Ichabod Crane and the night he met the Headless Horseman or Galloping Hessian, as he is referred to in the story. Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me …
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We are wrapping this story up with a tale that reminds me a bit of Beauty & the Beast meets Cinderella. Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author…
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Join me as we take a quick romp through a small selection of the many tales that were collected by the Brother's Grimm, starting with "Faithful John". For those of you who listened to the Ukranian series a few months back, you will notice similar elements in this story as in Ep. 61 The Voices at the Window. Let me know what you think of this variat…
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What happens when a little butterfly boasts that he can stamp and make the palace of Suleiman-bin-daoud disappear? You'll have to listen to find out. Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.inst…
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We return to the "Just So" stories by Rudyard Kipling, and back to Taffy and her father as they continue to create the first alphabet! Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celos…
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Let us return to Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories" with the tale of how the first letter was written! Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author…
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Join me as we return to Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories" The Story The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo gives us a delightfully ridiculous explanation to the shape of the kangaroo. For the next five episodes we will be listening to these stories as we pick up from where I left off last year and record the remainder of the book. Inviting listeners t…
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A combination of Puss in Boots and Rumpelstiltskin, don't miss this story! What happens when a blaggart runs his mouth to the emperor (who believes him!) and then has to come up with the goods? Find out in this story! Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and…
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Join two brothers as we learn about the downfall of haste and jealousy. The last story from our Romanian folktales series for this year Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_Author Support the Show. If you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you! http://www.instagram.com/celo…
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