Classical Kids Storytime
Classical Kids Storytime
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Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime from American Public Media and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Yer and the Tiger'
What happens when a magical girl comes face to face with a cunning tiger in her quiet village? Find out in the Hmong folk tale 'Yer and the Tiger,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional music, narration by Ka Vang and illustrations by Xee Reiter.
Aug 31
13 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'How the Camel Got Its Hump'
Do you know how the smooth-backed camel who said nothing but "Humph!" got its hump? Find out in the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Alexander Borodin and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jul 30
6 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Paul Bunyan'
Do you know what a 'tall tale' is? Well, it's a story that's just a little bit bigger than real life. And here's part of one of the biggest, tallest tales of all time: the story of Paul Bunyan and his best buddy, Babe the Blue Ox. It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring narration by MPR News great Gary Eichten, music by Erich Korngold and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jul 1
7 min
'Johnny Appleseed' from Classical Kids Storytime
Do you like apples? Find out about the real man who loved apples so much that he traveled the country to share the fruit with everyone he met in 'Johnny Appleseed.' It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music from Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jun 2
7 min
'The Boy Who Said Wow' from Classical Kids Storytime
What happens when a quiet boy named Ronan attends an orchestra concert for the first time? Find out in Todd Boss' amazing story, based on a real event that rocked the classical music world. It's 'The Boy Who Said Wow,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Mozart and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
May 4
7 min
'A Farmer's Tale' from Classical Kids Storytime
Where does your food come from? Farmers, of course! Hear a famous poem about the hard work of growing food in 'A Farmer's Tale,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional Chinese folk tunes and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Apr 2
4 min
'An Irish Folk Tale' from Classical Kids Storytime
Once upon a time, in Ireland, there lived a 'gloomery' little girl named Nora. Restoring her smile would take a magical adventure and the intervention of woodland fairies. Listen to the Irish folk tale 'Nora Mavourneen and the Fairy Queen,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring Irish music plus original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Feb 29
10 min
'Harriet's Recital' from Classical Kids Storytime
Harriet loves ballet class, but when her teacher announces a recital, she comes down with a bad case of stage fright. Will Harriet overcome her fears before the big performance? Find out in "Harriet's Recital," the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring an original story and illustrations by Nancy Carlson and music by Tchaikovsky.
Feb 1
3 min
'The Emperor's New Clothes' from Classical Kids Storytime
A vain emperor gets more than he bargained for when two weavers promise to make him a suit with special powers. What happens when he puts it on? Find out in 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by George Frideric Handel and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jan 2
10 min
'The Nutcracker' from Classical Kids Storytime
Go on a magical adventure with a girl named Clara as she is whisked away by a nutcracker prince to the Kingdom of Sweets. Give the gift of classical music by sharing this classic tale -- and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable melodies -- with your little ones this holiday season.
Nov 30, 2019
15 min
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