Storybox Playlist: Stories for Returning Home
July 25, 2016
An essential part of every adventure is the return home. Only when we come home can we fully appreciate what we just experienced, what we learned, and how this adventure will change the way we see our lives. These stories are all about "coming home" and the gifts that home can uniquely bring us all.
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Explorer Pig (from the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Series)
Mr and Mrs. Brown's pigs have had piglets, and Martin and Sylvia get to name them! Of course, by the end of the naming process, they all have delightful names. The littlest pig of all is named Explorer Pig - because he keeps escaping the pen. One morning Sylvia imagines where the piglet goes when he escapes; this serves as the seed for a fun Saturday project!
A Porcupine's Home (from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now Series)
Zippy's mother doesn't think a Junkyard is the proper kind of home for a porcupine. She encourages him to move back with her into the forest, and for a little while Zippy thinks it might be a good idea. But then he takes note of his dear Junkyard friends and remembers why the Junkyard is truly home.
Farrah the White Tailed Deer (from the Sparkle Sleepytime Series)
Farrah loves her days. She loves the tall grass where she sleeps, the long walks with her mother, and playing with friends. Her mother says that being a deer means being "open to change", but Farrah doesn't want anything to change. And then, quite suddenly, her bed in the hay field is no more - and Farrah learns the challenge and benefit of change.
The Baker's True Home (from the By Thistle By Thimble Series)
Angus Burnhope is a baker to the Parliament. He bakes pies and tarts for those important gentlemen who help make the laws of the country. Angus enjoys his work well enough, but he feels lost and alone in the city. But when he is invited up into the chambers of the Lord Chancellor of the Parliament, his simple life takes a surprising turn!
The Lost and Lonely Owl (from the Junkyard Tales Series)
What is that strange sound? Ben Thompson, clever cat, suspects it is an owl and hides. This hooting, however, is very small and very sad. Ben inspects to find that the source is a lost and lonely owlet. How can a cat help a baby owl find his way home? With the help of his Junkyard friends!
About the Author
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.