Sparkle Car #6: Expeditions and Discoveries
This episode of Sparkle Car includes:
An original story from our Junkyard Tales series: "In Search of Mr. Flinch"
There is an autumn tradition in the Junkyard called "Sorting Day", where all the animals get their houses in order before the leaves fall and important junkyard items can suddenly disappear. In preparation for this, the special day ends with another tradition called "Find the Missing Thing" where something goes missing and the mice must find it. They so look forward to it but are disappointed this year because nothing seems to be missing - that is until they realize that what is missing is not a thing - but the old possum, Mr. Flinch!
"The Dignified Walking Sticks" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Walking stick bugs walk around the meadow thinking rather highly of themselves until they learn a lesson in humility that one can look dignified in certain circumstances and rather foolish in others.
"The Pigeon's Bride" a Folktale from Yugoslavia
When a King's daughter falls in love with an enchanted Prince, she must travel the world with iron shoes to find him and break the enchantment.
Characters in this Story
Mr. Flinch is the Junkyard elder, making his home in the "House of Chairs". His home is often the center of Junkyard gatherings, and his door is always open to friends that need advice, warmth, or a good story and a cup of tea.
You can find Mr. Flinch in all the Junkyard Tales stories.
The adventures of Ben Thompson are often at the center of the Junkyard Tales stories. A clever and world-savvy cat, he is friend to all in the Junkyard. He is always ready to share an adventure or pull together friends for some community fun.
Find Ben in all the Junkyard Tales stories.
Sergeant is the much-loved watchdog at the Junkyard. A loyal friend and faithful guardian to all, he takes his work very seriously. But he's never too serious for a laugh for a little adventure with his friends.
You can find Sergeant in all of the Junkyard Tales stories.