Favorite Jack tales, retold and narrated by storyteller Rand Whipple. This collection includes "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Seven At A Whack" and "Jack and the Varmints". Each story has a backwoods 'twang' and a sly sense of humor. Favorite tales told by a favorite storyteller.
"Charming, Folksy Retelling"
Five favorite fables, retold by veteran storyteller Rand Whipple. These versions of Aesop's stories have a modern twist and a unique sense of humor. Includes "The Milkmaid and her Pail", "The Wind and the Sun", "The Crab and its Mother", "The Monkey and its Shadow", and "The Fox and the Crow".
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Broomhelga, the neighborhood witch, is bored and lonely. Though she's only doing what witches are supposed to do, making potions and casting spells, everyone fears her. Everyone that is, except for a little girl named Wanda. Wanda has a mind of her own and has always wanted to meet a witch. On one particular Halloween, with the ring of doorbell and the creak of a door, Wanda and Broomhelga come face to nose. What follows is an unusual friendship that is more treat than trick.
Wily Jack brags that he has killed seven in a single blow (flies that is). The local King finds out and Jack finds himself ridding the country of boars, unicorns and lions. It's all in a day's adventure for the young man who somehow survives every danger with his wiles and his wit. This retelling of the story by veteran storyteller Rand Whipple has a sly backwoods sense of humor and a great deal of charm.
When a crow finds a piece of cheese on the road, she flies to a nearby tree and prepares to eat the tasty treat. Who will eat what (or whom) is up for grabs however, when an overly friendly fox appears below and begins to chat. This beloved fable is retold by popular children's storyteller, Rand Whipple with his trademark humor and wit.
This little milkmaid has a bucket of milk on her head and some big plans on her mind. That is not, she finds, a good combination. "The Milkmaid and Her Pail," is one of Aesop's best known fables. In this retelling, master storyteller Rand Whipple creates a loveable young dreamer who can't manage to find the right word for 'milk' much less the way to make it safely to market with her goods.