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Storybox Playlist- Stories of Compassion for Others

This week's Storybox theme is: Stories of Compassion for Others.

Valentine's Day a is day to show those who are important to you that you care for them. Here at Sparkle Stories we'd like to extend that love, beyond the the typical hearts, flowers and candy of lovers, to honor empathy and compassion for others.

Sheep and Sheperds (from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! series)

Brother and sister love taking care of Mr. Brown's two new sheep Pinochle and Roseberry. They help feed and clean up after the sheep and then one day, Mr. Brown suggests they take the sheep to the pasture - by themselves. This gives them the chance to be real shepherds and they learn the importance of 'empathy' when taking care of someone.

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The Junkyard Way (from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now series)

The Junkyard mice have a challenge: a bluejay stranger keeps taking the little Junkyard treasures they have found. The animals decide to enlist the support of the "Beaver Brigade," but soon realize that there might be a better way. . .

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Spring Thaw Paddle Tour (from the Martin & Sylvia Saturdays! series)

Martin and Sylvia's family decides to join the 'spring thaw paddle tour' on town lake this year - but oh no! Martin gets a fever and has to stay in bed. Sylvia decides she doesn't want to go without him and instead creates a paddle tour just for her brother ... in the bath tub!

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Because We Take Care of Each Other (from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now series)

Winnie the puppy assistant has her first appointment at the vet, and she is nervous. She insists that her Junkyard friends come too. When Ben promises that he and Spiro will be there, Sergeant asks, "Why go to such risk?" "Because we take care of each other," answers Ben, and thus the adventure begins.

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Luck of Maples Candy (from the So Many Fairies series)

Leibli, the sugar maple elf, has been delivering sweet maple sap to the Morrison family for generations. Every year Mr. and Mrs. Morrison snowshoe down to the "sugarbush" to tap the trees and boil syrup in their sugar shack. One year, however, only Mr. Morrison comes. Leibli knows that it's a good time to offer him a little extra sweetness.

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About the Author

David Sewell McCann
Story Spinner

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.