The Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar Day 19. It is a cold night in the Junkyard and all the animals gather in the House of Chairs for some warm tea and a story from Mr. Flinch. He tells them a story that he heard when he was a little joey — one that his mother told him every Christmas — and it shows the value of dedication and service to those who need it.
In Mr. Flinch’s story, we learn that the possums’ action transforms the King by giving him the gift of Dedication to those in need. Who can you help in your community? Family? Friends? Neighbors? What would it look like if you drew yourself and your community as animals?
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About the Authors
David Sewell McCann
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.
Jenny Barandich is the graphic designer who brings color and magic to all of Sparkle’s graphics.
With more than 20 years of experience, Jenny works with clients both locally and worldwide. She believes in unique yet practical designs that suit her clients’ needs, covering a wide range of industries including publishing, high-tech, nonprofit, medical, communications, and marketing. Jenny received a B.A. in Visual Communication from the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.