Sparkle Car #9: Coming Round Again
This month's episode includes two original holiday stories and one classic tale:
(originally featured in Saturday Sparkle)At the far end of a small town’s Central Green is a toy shop owned by Mr. Gabriel. As long as anyone could remember, Mr. Gabriel’s shop had always been there – selling its old-style toys from times gone by. Once a year everyone from miles around came to see the front window of his toy shop magically transform over the course of the days leading up to Christmas and then the twelve days that followed. There was much to behold, but the most incredible part of the display was the light – where did it come from? No one knew – until the day a young girl had the courage to ask…"Four Friends"
(originally featured in Saturday Sparkle)Rosy, Grayson, Skippy and Peach are best friends who all live in the same town and go to the same school. Their families have a New Years Eve tradition to gather together and have a party that lasts into the night. It is a lot of fun, but as the night unfolds, Grayson starts to feel excluded and it takes the work of the other three to help him find his way back. "The Bronze Ring"A folktale from Ancient Persia about a gardener’s son whose kindness and generosity help him win the advice of an old wise woman. She guides him to a King and helps him choose a magical bronze ring that protects him on his many and varied adventures. This story is most suitable for children 5 years and older.