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    • Sleeping Beauty

    • A French Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 19 mins
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    A princess was born to the king and queen. They sent out invitations to the christening and included a group of fairies. However, one fairy was not invited. The other fairies all came and bestowed wonderful wishes on the young princess. Just before the lilac fairy gave her blessing and gift, the uninvited fairy arrived, and she was angry.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • A Pot of Gold/Ants

    • A Chinese Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 5 mins
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    There was a farmer who worked hard on his land for many years. He and his wife had a little farmhouse and ate their simple meals each night together. One evening the farmer ran down from the fields all excited. His next door neighbor saw the old farmer and wondered what was going on. He sneaked over to the old farmer's house and listened through the window. The farmer told his wife how he had spotted down in a hole full of rocks a kettle that was full of gold coins.

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    • Why Monkeys Live in Trees

    • A West African Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Bush Cat lies down under a tree to nap. Monkey comes along and decides to play a trick. Monkey ties Bush Cat's tail to the tree. Later Bush Cat wakes up and can't get away. Bush Cat asks Snail to untie its tail. Snail agrees once Bush Cat promises not to eat Snail. Once Bush Cat is free, Bush Cat wants to catch Monkey and decides on a trick. Bush Cat asks Snail to tell all the animals that Bush Cat is dead under the tree. This way when the animals come to dance around and sing in honor of their friend, Bush Cat can jump up and catch Monkey.

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    • 3 Loaves of Bread

    • A Middle Eastern Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 9 mins
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    An old woman who mended nets for the fishermen was out of work for the winter and had run out of food. She begged for flour to make some bread. Finally, a wealthy neighbor let her sweep the flour from the floor of his store room. It was enough to bake three loaves! Just as she removed the three loaves from her oven, there was a knock on the door.

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    • Rabbit and the Elephant King

    • An Indian Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The rabbits lived near a beautiful pond up in the hills. The elephants bathed and drank from a pond to the south. The elephants' pond dried up. They began looking for a new pond. Finally they came to the rabbits' pond. When they saw it, the elephants stampeded toward the water. The rabbits went flying in every direction as the elephants stomped around in the water, spraying and playing. The rabbits did not know what to do. The old grandmother rabbit got an idea.

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    • The Snorer

    • A West African Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 11 mins
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    A traveler met another traveler walking through an African jungle. The sun was going down, and they knew that soon some of the beasts would be out hunting for food. They stopped in the next village and asked the chief if they could stay for the night. The chief welcomed them but told them that if either of them snored, they should probably go to the next village, because his people hated snoring so much, if someone snored they would sharpen their knives and kill the snorer.

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    • The Fox and the Tiger

    • A Chinese Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 8 mins
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    A fox is walking down a path when it is pounced on by a hungry tiger. Fox has to do some quick thinking. It asks the tiger if it really means to eat the leader of the forest. Tiger says it would not eat the leader of the forest, but Fox is not the leader.

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    • The Caterpillar and the Wild Animals

    • An East African Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Caterpillar is small but has a big voice. When Rabbit goes out and leaves her door open, Caterpillar decides to play a trick on rabbit. It crawls inside rabbit's house and slams the door. When rabbit returns, she gets scared because she sees scratchy marks on the ground and her door is closed. She asks who's in her house.

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    • Why Turtle Carries Its Home

    • A Sri Lankan Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Brahma throws a party for the animals, and one representative of every kind of animal heads for the party. The celebration begins. Everyone is there except Turtle. Brahma wonders where Turtle is, but the party goes on. Finally Turtle arrives. Brahma asks Turtle why it is so late. It says it wanted to come to the party, but every time it started to leave home it started missing home and stayed a little longer.

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    • Coyote and the Butterflies

    • An American Indian Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    There is a harvest festival in the village. Everyone contributes. Coyote and his wife decide to make a vegetable stew. He tells her if she will clean the pot and boil the water, he will do the rest of the work. In the morning, she does her work and when the water is boiling, wakes Coyote to do the rest. He makes excuses to get her to do the work of gathering the vegetables. This happens again and again until the stew is all ready, except for salt. She tells Coyote to travel to Salt Lake to get the salt.

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    • The Ax of Gold

    • A Greek Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 7 mins
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    An old farmer was out in the woods chopping wood for his family when his ax slipped from his hands and went flying into the river. The farmer was so upset, he cried out to the river. The river spirit heard him and up out of the river rose a silver ax. "Is this your ax?" asked the River Spirit. The framer would have loved the ax, but he was an honest man and he said, "No."

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    • The Emerald Lizard

    • A South American Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 5 mins
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    A sad man walks up the road. He stops when he sees an old man sitting on his porch. The old man asks what the trouble is. The sad man describes how he has lost everything. The old man sees a green lizard on a leaf and catches it.

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    • Coyote Rings the Bell

    • A Mexican Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Coyote saw Rabbit sleeping under a tree. Often Rabbit tricked him, but this time Rabbit was asleep! Coyote pounced, ready to eat. Something up in the tree gave Rabbit an idea. Rabbit asked, "Could you wait 'til I do my job for you to eat me?" Coyote asked what the job was, and Rabbit told him she had to shake the tree to ring the bell for all the little bunnies to get out of school. Coyote decided he would rather eat some little bunnies than a skinny old rabbit.

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    • The Woman who Jumped into the Sky

    • An Australian Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 11 mins
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    A young woman named Pirili lived in a village. She was kind and generous. A hunter named Mangowa from another village saw her and wished to marry her. She did not wish to marry him. He brought gifts and food and flowers. He hunted just for her and brought her everything he caught. He did not bring food to his own.

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    • Masha and the Bear

    • A Russian Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Masha lived with the grandparents in a village alongside of a great forest. One day, she went out looking for mushrooms. She carried a big basket and as her grandmother had reminded her, she often stopped, listened for the village dog, and looked for the smoke from village chimneys to be sure she knew where she was, so she wouldn't get lost. But after a while, she forgot to keep checking and she went too far.

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    • Bre’r Rabbit Counts Peanuts and Meets the Sticky Baby

    • An American Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Brer Rabbit lives in the Briar Patch, and so cannot have a garden. He remedies this by taking from everyone else's garden. He loves peanuts and goes into Sister Fox's patch and eats a bunch, until he hears her coming. She then builds a fence, but he digs under. Then she makes a rope trap and while she's home, Brer Rabbit steps into the rope trap and is now hanging upside down. He can't get out but when he hears Brer Bear coming; he thinks up a trick.

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    • Brer Rabbit

    • By Amazon Shirley on 09-09-17

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    • Br’er Rabbit and Sister Fox Go Fishing in the Rowboat

    • An African-American Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Sister Fox tries to get Br'er Rabbit by inviting him to go fishing with her on her rowboat. She knows that he can't swim, and she is tired of being tricked. She also knows that he loves fish and will not pass up an opportunity like getting to fish from a rowboat. They get out in the middle of the lake and sit there singing. Sister Fox is singing about her favorite lunch - rabbit! Br'er Rabbit cannot swim and is getting nervous.

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    • Jack and the Beanstalk

    • An English Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 30 mins
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    Jack and his mother were having no luck on the farm. Jack was taking the cow into the village to sell it when he met a man who offered Jack some magical beans for the cow. Jack said, "Okay." When he came home, his mother got mad at him for making such a trade and threw the beans out the window. In the morning Jack woke to discover a huge beanstalk rising to the sky. He climbed it up into a cloud land. He walked on a path across the clouds to a great palace. Inside he discovered a huge woman. She was the ogre's wife.

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    • Two Stories of Mouse Deer and Crocodile

    • An Indonesian Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Mouse Deer was down by the river one day when Crocodile swam up and chomped on little Mouse Deer's leg. Mouse Deer could not pull his leg from the clamped jaws of the crocodile. Mouse Deer did some quick thinking and began talking about how lucky he was that the crocodile had accidentally chomped on a stick instead of Mouse Deer's leg. Mouse Deer picked up a stick, which he extended from his body. Without thinking about it, Crocodile let go of Mouse Deer and chomped on the stick.

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    • The Dancing Teapot

    • A Japanese Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 13 mins
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    An old man put the teakettle on the stove and went out to sit on his porch. When the water began to boil, the pot began to transform. It became a tanuki (sort of like a badger) and began racing around his house, causing all kinds of noise and trouble. The old man realized it was a magical kettle, as the tanuki became the kettle again when the old man came inside. He made a box and, before it could change again, put the teakettle into the box.

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