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Welcome to my children's storytelling podcast.  

My name is Kathleen T. Pelley and I am a picture book author, storyteller, and speaker.

I was born in Glasgow, Scotland, a country famous for its heather dappled mountains, lochs, tartan, shaggy highland cattle, soggy summer days, and of course - a veritable treasure chest of stories.

My own passion for stories stemmed before I could even read or write, by listening to them on the radio during the BBC Children's Story Hour.  It was there that I fell in love with the music of our language and the magic of stories.

I hope you will find some stories here to enchant your children into the marvelous world of STORY!

You can learn more about my podcast on the ABOUT page.

 

 

 

Dec 2, 2019

In long ago Scotland, a talented young woodcarver, called, Rabbie, saves the townspeople from a  fierce giant by persuading them to treat him like a king.  Written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published by the Child Welfare League of America, this Scottish fable celebrates the power of kindness.  For children ages 4-10....


Nov 28, 2019

In this beloved Aesop's fable, a runaway slave befriends a lion by showing him kindness and compassion, and some years later when the slave is captured by the Romans the lion shows his gratitude and loyalty to his friend.  A perfect story to celebrate Thanksgiving.  (duration - 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with...


Nov 21, 2019

A humorous fable from the Brothers Grimm about four aging animals who set off for the town of Bremen to become musicians, but along the way, they find a cabin in the woods with a band of robbers, and so the four friends have to work together, using their musical talents, to scare the robbers away.  A fun fable...


Nov 14, 2019

In this classic fairytale from Hans Christian Andersen, two tricksters tell a vain emperor that they can weave him the most beautiful suit of clothes that will be invisible to fools and those who are unfit for their jobs. When the suit is finished and the Emperor parades through the town to show off his "invisible"...


Nov 7, 2019

In this classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm, a poor miller's daughter is held captive by a greedy king and told to spin straw into gold - an impossible task for her, until along comes an odd little man with a secret name who agrees to help her if she will promise to give him her first born child.  A...