Barefoot Books Podcast
Barefoot Books Podcast
Barefoot Books
Discover a weekly selection of award-winning children's stories and songs from Barefoot Books. We are an independent publisher specializing in carefully crafted books, gifts and digital content for children that combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow. These classic children’s stories, fairy tales, poems and songs tap into the wisdom of many cultures, while never forgetting that childhood is a time for fun.
The Little Humpbacked Horse
A farmer's son becomes groom to the tsar of Russia and is set a series of impossible tasks. But his friend, the ugly but clever humpbacked horse prooves a valuable companion on his adventures.
Mar 20, 2013
21 min
Grandmother Spider
This Native American Tale takes place when the world was still in darkness. When the animals learn about light, they send their bravest to catch it. From The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, retold and narrated by Naomi Adler, illustrated by Amanda Hall.
Mar 7, 2013
11 min
The Fish in the Forest
A farmer digs up gold in his field of turnips, but he knows his wife will spread his secret and the whole village would know of his fortune. He devises a cunning plan to show her that it is not wise to spread gossip. From Tales of Wisdom and Wonder, retold by Hugh Lupton and illustrated by Niamh Sharkey.
Feb 26, 2013
9 min
The Woman in the Moon
Old Heena works hard all her life and is always kind to others. See where Rainbow leads her to relax! From the collection Grandmothers' Stories, retold by Burleigh Mutén and illustrated by Siân Bailey.
Feb 20, 2013
9 min
The White Mare
Princess Fifine escapes from marrying an evil spirit disguised as a Golden Prince. The White Mare protects her with magic that swallows the evil spirit into the earth for seven years, and then for eternity. From our Magic Hoofbeats collection, retold by Josepha Sherman and illustrated by Linda Wingerter. Narrated by Ellen Verenieks.
Feb 14, 2013
12 min
The Shepherd's Dream
An old shepherd follows a white butterfly while his friend dreams of making an equally tremendous journey. From Tales of Wisdom and Wonder, retold by Hugh Lupton and illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
Feb 4, 2013
7 min
The Magic Cooking Pot
An old woman has a cooking pot that’s always full of food, as long as she chants the magic words every night so the faeries will return the pot! From The Barefoot Book of Faeries, retold by Tanya Robyn Batt and illustrated by Gail Newey.
Dec 3, 2012
9 min
Little Lord Feather-Frock
Every day, a cat and a blackbird go out in search of food while a rooster stays at home to mind the house. One day Old Foxy comes knocking at the door and lures the rooster outside. Will the cat and the blackbird always be there to save him? From the book, The Story Tree, retold by Hugh Lupton and illustrated by Sophie Fatus.
Nov 25, 2012
8 min
The Sleeping Beauty
In this well-loved German tale, the princess’s love for exploration leads her to the spindle that puts her into a hundred-year slumber. From The Barefoot Book of Princesses, retold by Caitlín Matthews, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan and narrated by Margaret Wolfson.
Nov 11, 2012
11 min
The Slave Woman's Son
Niall, the son of King Eochaid and the slave woman Cairenn, proves himself to be as worthy of the throne as his half-brothers. Will Queen Mongfind stop him so one of her own sons will be King? From the collection Tales from Celtic Lands retold by Caitlín Matthews, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan and narrated by Niamh Cusack.
Oct 31, 2012
18 min
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