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Storybox Playlist: Stories to Launch the Summer

The summer solstice – or "midsummer" as it is called in the Celtic calendar – marks the longest day of the year. So, how do you spend that day? Having a picnic? Going camping? Swimming? Here is a collection of stories showing many different ways to enjoy a looooong day outside.

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Catching Crayfish (from the Martin & Sylvia series)

Martin and Sylvia gauge the seasons less by the calendar, and more by the natural world. The sure sign that summer has begun is that the crayfish appear in the brook along the back of the yard. The two enjoy a summer day figuring out how to catch these wonderful, watery creatures!

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Beaver Days (from the Junkyard Tales Series)

The Junkyard animals don’t know what to do. It is the All Clear Common, when no one works, and the animals do things that are fun and relaxing. But no one has any good ideas. Not until Fredland the Moose arrives with an exciting invitation: come to “Beaver Days”, where the forest animals meet at the lake to play games, run races and eat all sorts of yummy food! The Junkyard Animals have an adventure they could never have imagined on their own.

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Martin & Sylvia's Summer Adventures (Collection)

This Collection is a long "Martin & Sylvia" story divided into three parts. The story follows the delightful events of a summer adventure to the Thousand Islands for a family reunion, a celebration of imagination, and a hunt for Mermaids!

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Sunny the Raccon Kit (from the Sparkle Sleepytime Series)

Sunny is a raccoon kit who doesn't want to go to bed because he is too interested in the sun. After many weeks of long bedtimes, his father finally takes Sunny on a morning walk to watch the sun rise - and Sunny is at once amazed and very very tired.

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This is Camping ( form the Martin & Sylvia series)

Its time for their annual camping and canoeing trip on Deer Lake, and Martin and Sylvia are excited to enjoy all of their camping traditions: setting up the tents, exploring the creek next to site #42, and canoeing to all their favorite spots. All goes according to plan until it becomes clear that the neighboring campers have an entirely different picture of what is fun in the woods. The whole family learns that camping means different things to different people.

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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.