Welcome to Episode 4 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Thom and the Golden Butterfly”.
On today’s episode, I tell the story of “Thom and the Golden Butterfly”. This is the first story in a whole series called “The Butterfly Adventurer”. Today we meet our hero, a gnome named Thom and his family. Oh, and we meet the Pixie Peddler too. Do you remember him from the Jemi stories, particularly “Jemi and the Lost Crown“? Well, he is here too, and we get to know him a little better. I even sing you a song I wrote all about him called, “The Pixie Peddler”. I hope you’ll sing along with me!
Here is just a little bit from today’s story…
Out in the feathers of a far off place in the bygone days of before, or maybe it is all happening right now, there lived a wee family of gnomes in a whole village of gnomes. In this family, there were three sons, and the very youngest of them is the hero of this tale. His name is Thom. Thom Gnome.
Of course, there were many others in the village as well. Fairies and pixies, dwarves and elves, and even more besides and they all lived here, in this village, in a lovely green wood. They worked together and played together and ate together and argued together and laughed together and all the things that villagers do together that make up a life. Everyone stayed there in the village where they belonged. No one ever left.
Now let me tell you a little more about my friend Thom. He is the youngest, as I said, of a very busy gnome family.
Now what keeps a gnome family busy you ask? Well…
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Tune in next week and you’ll meet a whole cast of folks who Thom meets along the way on his butterfly adventure. Oh, what a silly group he comes across first. Come join the party!
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