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Ep 30 Charlie and Lucy on the Road, A Sing-Along Episode, An Original Fairytale Story with Folk Songs for Children and Family

Welcome to Episode 27 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is called “Charlie and Lucy on the Road, a Sing-Along Episode,“ a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.   

Now it is a Sing-Along Episode, so I hope you have your singing voice ready. Charlie and Lucy told me to tell you not to worry. They said that the more out of tune and goofy you are, the more fun everyone will have. So sing with all your heart and don’t worry too much about the rest.

I’m so glad you are here, and I can’t wait to tell you today’s story.

“Listen now to CHARLIE AND LUCY ON THE ROAD”. 

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Today’s story references a few other great podcasts for kids as part of our Kids Listen “Hit the Road” Sweeps – you can find them all at app.kidslisten.org

The podcasts I share are
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
Buttons & Figs
Good Stuff Kids Podcast

and my story The Butterfly Adventurer – for the Wander Song…. 

Here is an excerpt from today’s episode:

Charlie and Lucy climbed into the rental car. Ugh. They were going to have to sit there in the back seat for HOURS! HOURS! They’d already been on a plane, which was pretty cool actually, soaring above the birds, above the clouds. They’d seen the tops of mountains covered in snow even in the summer-time and the patterns of rectangles that mom said were farm fields lying like a patchwork quilt across the Earth. Charlie watched as the fluff of white and gray clouds moved at their leisure, casting shadows across the countryside below. Lucy was fascinated by wanderings of the rivers as they wound themselves first one way and then another, never in a straight line, as they cut across the world below them. Lakes shimmered in the sun and looked like puddles from so far above. And then they’d seen the city, all gridded out, with buildings and busy cars, trains and trucks, all moving like tiny ants. And the airport with all of its flashing lights and runways and then they’d landed. Oh, it took forever for them to get their luggage and keys to the rental car and CHARLIE AND LUCY WERE SO HUNGRY!

Aunt Cookie and mom were taking them on a big adventure all along the coast of Maine. Charlie and Lucy were pretty excited. They’d been pouring over the map of Maine for weeks. And now here they were.

Hey, Wait a minute, Aunt Cookie? Charlie and Lucy have an Aunt Cookie? Well, yes they do. Her real name is Karen,  but they’ve always called her Cookie.

“The Rock Island Line” is a Leadbelly tune.

“The Happy Wanderer” was written by Antonia Ridge and Friedrich Moller in 1954

“Aikendrum” is a traditional Scottish folk song.

“Do Your Ears Hang Low” is a traditional English folk song.

Thank you for listening. If you’ve been enjoying these fairytales that I write for your children and for you, and for everyone who has an innocent heart. I’d love to hear from you – you can leave a comment below, on Facebook or send me an email. Or, leave a review on your favorite podcast venue and let everyone know. Spreading the word is a lovely thing to do.

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Ep. 29 Story 3: Quinn Quillow and the Blue Ribbon, an Original Fairytale for Children and Family

Welcome to Episode 29 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Story 3 – Quinn Quillow and the Blue Ribbon“, a great story for your kids at bathtime, bedtime, car time, and family time.

Welcome to Episode 29 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Story 3 - Quinn Quillow and the Blue Ribbon", a great story for your kids at bathtime, bedtime, car time, and family time. aprileight.com instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories facebook.com/aprileight twitter.com/aprileightmusic
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LISTEN NOW to Story 3, QUINN QUILLOW and the BLUE RIBBON.

Quinn Quillow is a story catcher. On his way to the Town Beside the River with the Leaning Clock Tower, he caught this tale, Continue reading

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Birdie and the Unexpected Guests

Welcome to Episode 21 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s episode is called “Birdie and the Unexpected Guest“.

"Birdie and the Unexpected Guest" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, or anywhere that podcasts are found. For More, come find all the fun and fairytales, songs and stories, crafts and recipes at http://www.aprileight.comOn today’s episode, Grammy and the kids, that’s Sage, Sander and Arwen, and of course, Birdie, the dog, have an unexpected guest. A leprechaun! Turns out, Lucky Mr. Liam Continue reading

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The End of the Saga:”The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers – The Woodsman”

Welcome to Episode 16 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is the end of the tale I’ve been telling for the whole Autumn Season, and this one is called  “The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers – Story 5 – The Woodsman”.

"The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers, Story 5, The Woodsman" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast at aprileight.com Fairytale Folk for all-ages

Our fairy queen, now forgotten by all who once knew her, makes a happy new life for herself in the forest. But the rest of the kingdom is falling apart without her! And you’ll never believe who comes to the rescue..  Continue reading

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Fairy Queen Forgotten!

Welcome to Episode 15 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers – Story 4 – Fairy Queen Forgotten”.

Welcome to Episode 15 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is "The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers - Story 4 - Fairy Queen Forgotten". Oh, those 3 brothers sure do cause our Fairy Queen a lot of trouble! Find out more at aprileight.com

Oh, those 3 brothers sure do cause our Fairy Queen a lot of trouble! For example, on today’s episode, I tell you the story of how Continue reading

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Under the Great Willow Tree

Hooray! It is the Launch Day of Season 2 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Under the Great Willow Tree”. It is Episode 11.

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On today’s episode, I tell you the story of a Lillyanna and her brother Josh. They start by Continue reading

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Jemi and the Adventurers

Welcome to Episode 10 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Jemi and the Adventurers”.

"Jemi and the Adventurers" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast www.aprileight.com

On today’s episode, I share a story that I have been so excited to write and tell.  Wouldn’t it be fun, I thought, if Jemi got to meet, well, some folks you have met in a few of the other stories I’ve shared here on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast! My teenager daughters call it a “mash-up”. I can’t tell you a whole lot more  Continue reading