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    • Story Party: The Complete Collection

    • By: Joel ben Izzy, Diane Ferlatte, Bill Gordh, and others
    • Narrated by: Samantha Land
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Welcome to Story Party: The Complete Collection, a curated collection of some of the very best storytelling for kids. With live performances from the most imaginative storytellers around the country, children will feel like they’re a part of the audience as they listen, sing and clap along. This Complete Collection is filled with hours of great stories, tons of wonderful performers, and enough twists and turns for a long drive with the whole family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good fun and great morals

    • By Nikki on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Story Party: Sweet Tooth

    • By: David Novak, Bill Gordh, Kirk Waller, and others
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Welcome to Story Party, a curated collection of some of the very best storytelling for kids. Get ready for some super sweet stories! Here's a great collection of tales all about the best part of any meal....dessert! Listen to stories about: a little boy made completely out of sweets, a chicken and cat who both want the same cake and a kid who loves sweets too much.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really fun episode

    • By Go Dubs! on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • 2 Tales of Juan Bobo: "The 3-Legged Pot" and "The Sleep-over"

    • A Puerto Rican Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Award-winning storyteller Bill Gordh (Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence winner, National Association of Parenting Periodicals Gold Award winner) presents this folk tale live with no script, accompanied only by his own dynamic banjo playing.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Story Party: Animal Adventures

    • By: Bill Gordh, Kirk Waller, Joel ben Izzy, and others
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Welcome to Story Party, a curated collection of some of the very best storytelling for kids. In this edition, listen to some fun and silly stories and songs about animals. You'll hear tales about: dogs chasing cats, a baby possum learning a lesson, a walking goldfish and a song about a special little bug.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for kids!

    • By Jamie Simon on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Jack and the Beanstalk

    • An English Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Story Party: Amazing Journeys

    • By: Beatrice Bowles, Bill Gordh, Diane Ferlatte, and others
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Welcome to Story Party, a curated collection of some of the very best storytelling for kids. In this edition, how about some stories about people and animals having amazing adventures on the road?! Hear travelin' tales about an old woman zipping around the world with the help of a magical fairy, a storyteller whose car keeps breaking down, and the incredible tale of a naughty little chicken traveling from the farm to the big city.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great chicken story!

    • By Go Dubs! on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Why Monkeys Live in Trees

    • A West African Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Masha and the Bear

    • A Russian Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Why Pigs Sleep in the Mud

    • A Norwegian Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Pig was tired of his living conditions and went to the farmer. Farmer said the pig should go to the judge, and whatever the judge ruled, the farmer would do. Pig went to court. The judge ruled that Pig could have what he wanted - to sleep on a mat and eat alfalfa.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Nighttime Comes to the Rainforest

    • A South American Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Long ago there was only sun in the rainforest. It was beautiful but too bright. People had a hard time sleeping. A farmer was married to the River Snake King's daughter, and she told her husband about something called "Night" that was deep in the river. It would let people rest. They had too much farm work to do, so they sent three friends in a canoe down the river to ask the River Snake King for Night.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brer Rabbit

    • By Amazon Shirley on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Why Spider Has a Thin Waist

    • A West African Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Spider is walking through the jungle one day when he hears about a party that is to happen in the east. He decides he will go, as there will be lots to eat and drink. He walks on and hears about a party in the west, then on and hears about a party in the north and then one in the south. He wants to go to all the parties, but he neglected to find out the times they started. He just knows they are all on the same night. He gets an idea. He asks four of his cousins to come over.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Story Bag

    • A Korean Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The wealthy young man and all his family and servants are preparing for his wedding. Later in the day, he will travel by horseback to his fiancée's family's home for the ceremony. One old servant hears a noise down the hall from the kitchen. He sees the story bag where the young man used to store his stories when he was a little boy. He loved stories so much. The stories are angry about being left behind and forgotten about. They are planning to hurt the young man.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Anancy and the Scrambled Eggs

    • A Caribbean Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Spider wants scrambled eggs for breakfast but doesn't want to cook them. He pretends to have a stomach ache. He begs his wife to go to the doctor. She goes. Spider takes a shortcut and gets to the Doctor's house. Spider knows the doctor is not home. Spider goes in and pretends to be the Doctor. When the wife gets there, Spider tells her through the door to feed Spider scrambled eggs. She goes back home. Spider rushes back home and gets back into bed.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Hare and Hyena

    • An East African Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Hare and Hyena are great friends and decide to start a farm together. They will have a garden and buy 10 cows for milk. They share the work. One day one tends the garden, milks the co

    Award-winning storyteller Bill Gordh (Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence winner, National Association of Parenting Periodicals Gold Award winner) presents this folk tale live with no script, accompanied only by his own dynamic banjo playing.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Rabbit and the Elephant King

    • An Indian Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Sleeping Beauty

    • A French Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Fisherman and the Mermaid

    • An Icelandic Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A fisherman who fished from the land out into the sea was fishing one day when he heard singing and laughter coming from a grotto. He went around the rocks to discover seven women dancing in the shallow water. They were not dressed, but on the rock where the fisherman was standing, he saw seven fish-tail skins! He watched the dancers. He fell in love with the youngest. He found the smallest tail, rolled it up, and tucked it into his belt. He threw a rock into the middle of the dancers and hid behind the rock where he was standing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I knew mermaids were real!!!!

    • By Donna Berge on 04-02-17

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The 3 Sisters

    • An Irish Folktale
    • By: Bill Gordh
    • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    When their father died, he left the family a leather bag full of gold. Each daughter drew an image on the bag - a sun, a moon, and three stars. Their mother told them to put the bag away until they needed it. Time went by, and they needed to get some money. They discovered that the bag was gone. Someone had stolen it.

    Regular price: $2.99

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