Welcome to Episode 20 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is called “Sander and the Lost Giant“.
I’m so excited to celebrate my 20th episode. Twenty fairytale stories written, narrated and illustrated and shared with you, dear Wonderfuls – that’s a lot. And I have so many new ideas and characters to create and share that I can’t help but cheer. Hooray!
In today’s episode our friend Sander, who we met last week in Episode 19, “Grammy and the Star Soup“, goes out on his own snowy adventure, this time with his dog Birdie.
Here is an excerpt:
The clouds overhead had been snowing all morning and the Snowflake Fairies voices could be heard calling, “Come out and Play!” Sander had heard their calls from the window of his Grammy’s house as he’d watched them fall, giggling and laughing, doing somersaults and backflips and sparkling like they do. He asked his sister Arwen to come out in the snow with him, but she was far too busy reading her favorite book, The Secret Garden, to even look up at him. She just shook her head and murmured (something indiscernible). And his little sister Sage, well she was helping Grammy bake bread – her favorite thing to do. Sage was really too little to play into the wilds of the forest without an adult anyway. And so, Sander finally decided to go out on his own with Birdie as his guide, out into the glittering wonder of snow to see what the world looked like under this fresh blanket of delight.
“Don’t go too far into the forest, Mr. Sander. Leave that for the giants.” Grammy had laughed as he headed out the door. She didn’t think he’d get into too much trouble. All the bears were hibernating….
For the month of March, we podcasters are doing something called #trypod. We encourage you to share your favorite episodes with your friends. And I am so happy to say that the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast is now available on not only iTunes, but also GooglePlay, Stitcher and SoundCloud as well as iHeartRadio and really everywhere that podcasts are found! That makes it easy for folks to find a way to listen that is fun for them.
When people ask me about how to get my A8 Podcast, they just hand me their phones and I set them all up – once you know how to subscribe it is so easy, but sometimes folks need a little help. It is a pretty nice thing to do to provide fresh, sweet, happy, family-friendly fairytales for your friends and their kids. It just takes a second to set them up – just click subscribe! It is always nice to share – #trypod
Oh, and I changed the name/address of my Instagram account to aprileightsongsandstories to go better with my Podcast. If you are an Instagrammer, come say hi! It is my fav spot online: instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories
And please come share how you listen to your April Eight stories, in the tub? on the way to school? at bedtime? I have Waldorf family and homeschoolers, big kids, little kids, Montessori kids and unschoolers, regular schoolers, and world schoolers listening in. And a lot of adults who just want a good fairytale. I love that! I have listeners across the globe these days. I can’t even tell you how much joy that brings me. April Eight is for the innocent heart in all of us everywhere. xoxoxo
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