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Storybox Playlist – Stories of Advent

What is Advent. Some describe it as a season of preparing, waiting and anticipating Christmas. Others experience Advent as a season of slowing down and appreciating the details during a very busy time of the year. Here are some stories that both celebrate the Christmas season, and the beauty of the simple, the slow and the steady.

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Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar (25 story collection)

Follow the 25 magical days of Advent with Martin and Sylvia! From the playhouse to the library and the Weber's restaurant to the Spunderful Shop, you can spend all of December with the delightful brother and sister as they follow their own Advent adventure.Enjoy a 10 to 25 minute story every day of Advent all the way to Christmas.

Listen to a story-a-day for all the days of Advent, starting on December 1st, or enjoy them at your own pace. Be inspired by the crafts, recipes, and activities that Martin, Sylvia, their friends and family engage in during this precious time of patience, gratitude and possibility!

The stories in this series are reverent but not religious. The stories include references to traditional elements of the Christian celebration – such as Christmas carols and Christmas trees; beyond that, they simply follow the basic precepts of Advent – which are being patient and watchful. This audio Advent calendar is inclusive to anyone who celebrates Advent, as well as those are open to the festival as a way of honoring a very magical time of year.

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The Secret of the Source (from The Willowbee Tree Series)

The Willowbee family has a winter holiday tradition where they are visited by the house gnome who brings them gifts. This year Piper is determined to see the house gnome and concocts a plan to catch a glimpse before it disappears into the snow. But when the Willow tree takes them to visit a group of curious rhesus monkeys who want to find the secret source of the Ganges river in India, Piper learns the value of mystery and how one question often leads to more questions.

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Mountian Home: A Story for Advent (from the Saturday Sparkle Series)

This is a story about a home on top of a mountain that must be approached slowly, steadily and on a path that is naturally a spiral. This story is connected with yearly "spiral walk" traditions.

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Star Gazing (from the Junkyard Tales Series)

After a busy day helping his junkyard friends, Ben is ready for a long night's sleep. But then there's an invitation from the Rowlands, the family of raccoons, to do a little stargazing.Always up for an adventure, Ben joins the growing party on the hill for star sighting and more.

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Kushka the Siberian Tiger (from the Sparkle Sleepytime Series)

Kushka loves adventure. She wants to travel the world like her great uncle who traveled with the circus. She wants to see the ocean and the desert and green mountains and waterfalls. She decides to take herself on her own little adventure - to the other side of the mountain to find her renowned uncle. But when she accidentally gets lost, and then found by her uncle, she realizes that small adventures are adventures enough!

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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.