Super Great Kids' Stories

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Supergreat Kids' Stories is a collection of fun tales to make you laugh and cry, told by some of the best storytellers from around the world. Recommended for ages 5 to 105…




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The Hodja's Party Clothes
00:16:11

What would you do if you were sent home from a party because your clothes were too scruffy? Listen to Tuup telling this tale from Turkey to find out what the Hodja did. (It's a bit silly.)


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May 07, 2021
The Laughing Prince
00:17:16

Do you like making people laugh? So does Tiernan who tells this story from the Balkans in South Eastern Europe. It's about a funny boy who loves to tell jokes, and a bored Princess who longs to laugh. Will she find his jokes funny? Listen to Tiernan telling this story and find out.


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Apr 30, 2021
The Parrot’s Advice
00:12:57

This story is about a clever Parrot who longs to escape from his cage and return to his friends and family. At one point in the story, it looks as if the parrot has died, but take heart, things are not always as they seem. Keep listening to this lovely story from Pamela Marre to hear the happy ending.


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Apr 23, 2021
Donkey's Band and the Big Bad Robbers
00:14:56

How would you feel if you were an animal and your owner didn't want you any more? This group of 4 animals decide to dust themselves down, pick themselves up, and start a band. They might not sing pretty, but their voices are useful for scaring off robbers. Can you help Kim, by joining in this noisy tale from Germany?


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Apr 16, 2021
Tianjay and The Yellow Dress
00:22:07

Can Tianjay’s friends save her from her mean great aunt and the scary man with skinny arms and skinny legs? In this Caribbean tale told by Tuup, we see the power of friendship in action. In the words of the African proverb…. 'when spiders unite, they can tie up a lion.' Warning – this story is a bit scary. If you’re not one for scary stories you might want to try How the Stars Became Episode 6 or Why the Sky is Far Away episode 3.


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Apr 09, 2021
Pip and the Moon Rabbit
00:15:55

Can a dog and a strange rabbit from the moon become friends? Have a listen to Kim telling this story from Tibet and find out.


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Apr 02, 2021
The Monster in the Maze
00:16:52

This week we have an exciting story from Greece about a fight between a Monster and a Prince. You have to be a bit brave to listen, because the monster likes snacking on children ……but it’s only a story monster and you’ll be pleased to hear that it has a very happy ending. It’s told by the kids’ comedian Tiernan Douieb, so it’s also very funny. Let us know if you were brave enough to listen all the way to the end.


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Mar 26, 2021
Baby Crocodile's Birthday
00:17:28

It's baby crocodile's birthday and he's so hungry he could eat an elephant. Is that a good idea? Listen to Tuup's story from East Africa and find out.


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Mar 19, 2021
The Owl Girls and the Witch
00:13:14

Would you like to turn into a bird and fly off on an adventure? The two friends in this story did just that – but did they make it home? Listen to Kim telling this story from Argentina and find out. (Warning - this story has a witch in it, but she’s a good witch so it’s not very scary.)


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Mar 12, 2021
The Mouse Bride Groom
00:17:16

In this, the first of our stories about Love and Friendship we hear an Indian story told by Peter Chand. It's about a mouse couple who are looking for someone to marry their daughter. They search far and wide across the sky, and end up, you've guessed it, back in their village. You'll need your best storytelling skills for this one, because there's lots of participation.


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Mar 05, 2021
The Race Between Donkey and Toad
00:14:34

Can a tiny toad win a race against a long-legged donkey who brags and brays? 

Maybe, with a bit of trickery. Listen to this Jamaican Folk Tale told by Nadine Wild-Palmer and find out who wins. 


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Feb 26, 2021
Anansi and the Drum of Common Sense.
00:13:52

Anansi the trickster spider wants all the common sense in the world for himself. But even clever spiders don't always get what they want. Here's Tuup to tell you this funny story from West Africa.


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Feb 19, 2021
Valentine’s Day Special: Princess Frankie and the Frog.
00:14:17

Can a Princess fall in love with a frog? Listen to Kim telling this Brothers Grimm fairytale from Germany, and find out.  


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Feb 14, 2021
Loki the Trickster and the God of Thunder
00:18:05

Is it a good idea to go to a frost giant’s party? The two friends in this Viking story decided it was a good idea - and even though they had superpowers, they only just escaped very big trouble.


Here’s Tiernan Douieb to tell you how they did it. 


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Feb 12, 2021
How the Elephant got its Trunk
00:12:59

Did you know that long ago elephant had a shiny little button nose? That's according to Peter Chand who tells this story from India about 'How the Elephant got its Trunk'


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Feb 05, 2021
Odon The Giant
00:10:00

Is it a good idea to take on a giant if you are a tiny little sunbird? Have a listen to Kim telling this story from The Philippines, and see what you think?


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Jan 29, 2021
The Fearsome Creature in the House
00:15:57

Imagine coming home one day to find a monster in your house. That’s what happened to poor old Hare in this Trickster Tale from South Sudan in Africa. 

But who’s the trickster? Have a listen to storyteller Pamela Marre and you’ll find out. 


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Jan 22, 2021
Coyote and Baby Turtle
00:12:03

This episode's tale is called The Coyote and Baby Turtle. It’s from North America and it’s told by Tuup. Even if you’re small and slow you can still “out-trick” a trickster.


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Jan 15, 2021
Kojo The Rabbit
00:15:41

Kojo is a very clever rabbit, but he's also a trickster rabbit. He's a bit naughty, and uses tricks to get what he wants. In this story, Kojo wants wisdom. The story is from West Africa and is told by Kim.


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Jan 08, 2021
Anansi and The Tree With The Face
00:08:30

In the next set of Supergreat Kids’ stories, we’re going to hear Trickster Tales from around the world. We’ll meet lots of characters, who like to play tricks on their friends.

This story is about Anansi the spider who tried to trick his friends and steal their food…..but it didn’t quite work as he’d planned. The story is from West Africa and The Caribbean, and is retold by Kim Normanton. 


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Jan 01, 2021
The Wind That Blew Christmas Away
00:12:20

Have you ever had a grumpy, bad tempered Christmas or Special Day when nothing went right? That's how Joe felt, until his Christmas blew away all together. This is the story of how Joe rescued Christmas and made it much better. It's written and told by Kim Normanton.


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Dec 24, 2020
The Fish and The Star
00:08:00

This is a story about a little fish and a star who both have secret wishes to explore beyond their own small world. It's written and told by our storyteller Pamela Marre. If you like the story, maybe you could draw a picture of the fish and the star and send it to us at supergreatkidsstories.com or just tell us which is your favourite Super Great Kids' Story. We'd love to hear from you.


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Dec 22, 2020
The Star Maidens
00:08:33

Have you ever found a star which has come down to earth? The Native American people from North America tell stories about the star people. This tale is called The Star Maidens and it's told by Tuup.


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Dec 18, 2020
How the Milky Way Got into the Sky
00:07:12

On a clear night, if you look up at the sky, you will see the Milky Way. Scientists tell us it’s a galaxy made from billions of stars and gas, and it looks kind of…… milky. 

But the Shoshoni people of North America have their own 'How and Why' story about those stars which involves sparkly snow, and some rather grumpy bears.  Here’s storyteller Pamela Marre to tell us more.


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Dec 11, 2020
The Boy and The Snow Wolf
00:16:16

In the next set of Supergreat Kids’ stories, we’re going to hear starry and wintery tales from around the world.

This story is about a snow wolf and a boy who are friends. It was inspired by the Nenets people who live at the top of the world in the snowy Siberian Arctic. There is a scary moment in this story when the hunter comes along with his gun, but keep listening, because it has a twinkly, happy ending.


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Dec 04, 2020
The Magical Tree
00:14:38

This tale is from East Africa and told by Tuup. It's all about a magical tree. When you call out its name, it grows delicious fruits and gushes water from its roots. But, you have to remember its name!


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Nov 27, 2020
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
00:12:54

Can you imagine having hundreds of rats running around your house and nibbling at your toes while you’re in bed every night? Storyteller Pamela Marre is going to tell us a fairytale from Germany which is full of rats!


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Nov 20, 2020
The Woodsman and the Forest Spirit
00:11:27

Have you ever been walking in the woods and heard strange voices? 


Well, this magical fairytale told by Tuup is about the things that live within the woods. 


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Nov 13, 2020
Ngwenya and the Crocodile
00:08:25

This fairy tale from Zimbabwe, in Southern Africa, is a bit like Cinderella – except that the fairy godmother is a crocodile. And instead of a Prince's ball it’s a birthday party. Is a crocodile at a birthday party a good idea? Have a listen, and you’ll find out.


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Nov 04, 2020
Halloween Special: Baba Yaga's Breakfast
00:16:46

This next tale is from Russia. Russia has a lot of great fairy tales. You have to be brave to listen to this story because it's about a witch - Baba Yaga, who eats children... but she's only a "story witch" not a real one. And the story has a happy ending! 


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Oct 30, 2020
The Old Woman and The Fat Pumpkin
00:07:55

In the next set of Supergreat Kids’ stories, we’re going to hear fairy tales from around the world. We have a witch from Russia who eats children, a giant

from the Philippines who crushes creatures under his feet, and we bring you a rather unusual version of ‘Cinderella and the Crocodile’ from Zimbabwe in

Southern Africa. But first, we hear from a grandmother in India who outwits a wolf, and a tiger in order to get through the dark, dark, woods to visit her

granddaughter. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. Mouth open, story jump out!


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Oct 27, 2020
How The Stars Became
00:07:45

Have you ever been out at night an looked up at the stars and wondered how they got there? Well in this episode we hear a story which people tell in Southern Africa about ‘how the stars became’.


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Oct 19, 2020
How The Lion Dance Became
00:07:37

Have you ever seen a lion dance during Chinese new year? Well in this episode, the story which I’m going to tell you is ‘how the lion dance became.


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Oct 14, 2020
Why the Rattle Snake Rattles and How Snakes Got Their Poison
00:11:16

If you like snakes – you’ll like this story, so listen closely, because in this episode we’re going to hear from Tuup about a story from South America about why the rattle snake rattles and how snakes got their poison.


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Oct 12, 2020
Why The Sky Is Far Away
00:05:07

Would you eat the sky if you could? In this episode we’re going to hear a story told by Pamela Marre about a time when people did eat the sky. Pamela has always been surrounded by her Jewish family stories and she tells tells traditional stories from many cultures. Today her story is from Nigeria in West Africa about Why the Sky is Far Away.


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Oct 02, 2020
How The Mosquito Became
00:11:09

In this episode Kim tells us a story about how the mosquito became. Do you know, what a mosquito is? That’s right! It’s a little fly which buzzes and bites.. There are giants in this story. But don’t be scared, they’re only story giants. Are you ready? ‘mouth open, story jump out!’


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Sep 29, 2020
How The Whale Got Its Sad Song
00:10:37

In this episode we’re going to hear an Innuit story from Tuup. Tuup is an wonderful storyteller from London with Guyanese parents. He’s going to tell us a story from Northern Canada about ‘How the Whale got Its Sad Song.’ So sit back, relax, and let the magic begin…. As we storytellers say: ‘ Mouth Open, Story Jump Out.’


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Sep 25, 2020
Supergreat Kids' Stories - Trailer
00:00:38

Welcome to Supergreat Kids' Stories, fun tales to make you laugh and cry with some of the best storytellers from around the world, recommended for ages 5 to 105…



 

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Sep 23, 2020