Five Minute Stories

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(5 stars; 6 reviews)

Another collection of poems and short stories by Laura Richards. Yes, these are all short and mostly all delightfully innocent and sweet. Some have a moral for little children, and some are just funny or poignant or educational, but all are a peek into the way of life of a century ago when children lived a slower and possibly happier life and kids loved to be read a story at bedtime. No cell phones or TV, just a loving connection between parent and child. So if you want to see what it was like to listen to a story or a poem from a simpler time, just pick one from the great variety here, turn down the lamp and settle down to enjoy the warm glow of good old fashioned story tellin'. - Summary by Phil chenevert (5 hr 36 min)


Betty 2:08 Read by Roohi
Two Calls 5:09 Read by Phil Chenevert
A New Year Song 1:37 Read by Roohi
New Year 4:29 Read by Roohi
A Lesson Song 1:49 Read by Larry Wilson
The Rubber Baby 5:03 Read by Roohi
The Red, White and Blue 3:20 Read by Greg Giordano
Totty’s Christmas 4:57 Read by Roohi
A Certain Boy 1:42 Read by Roohi
The New Sister 3:57 Read by Roohi
Buttercup Gold 9:56 Read by James K. White
One Afternoon 2:43 Read by Greg Giordano
The Stove 2:11 Read by Zee Martin
John’s Sister 1:26 Read by Roohi
New Year Song 1:48 Read by Ezwa
What Was Her Name 6:47 Read by Josh Creek
A Lesson Song 2:54 Read by Larry Wilson
The Patient Cat 3:13 Read by Aletha
Mathematics 2:32 Read by Larry Wilson
By the Fading Light 4:54 Read by Aletha
Tobogganing Song 3:11 Read by Ezwa
Song of the Tilt 1:53 Read by Greg Giordano
The Lazy Robin 5:24 Read by Greg Giordano
The Boy’s Manners 6:52 Read by James K. White
Merry Christmas 1:52 Read by Larry Wilson
Rinktum 1:24 Read by Ezwa
In the Tunnel 3:10 Read by Aletha
Practising Song 1:49 Read by Aletha
Queen Elizabeth’s Dance 2:40 Read by Greg Giordano
A Storming Party 3:20 Read by Aletha
At the Little Boy’s Home 1:46 Read by Aletha
Then and Now 1:49 Read by Ezwa
Pleasant Walk 5:46 Read by Greg Giordano
A Great Day 3:06 Read by Jet
A Pastoral 1:23 Read by Christie Crews
Riches 3:39 Read by Greg Giordano
Poverty 4:31 Read by Greg Giordano
The Best of All 5:03 Read by Greg Giordano
A Study Hour 1:42 Read by Larry Wilson
The Young Ladies 3:27 Read by Aletha
The Weathercock 1:25 Read by Greg Giordano
Ichthyology 4:00 Read by Larry Wilson
A Happy Morning 1:41 Read by Zee Martin
Lilies and Cat-Tails 10:37 Read by Greg Giordano
The Metals 3:36 Read by Ezwa
The Howlery Growlery Room 2:15 Read by Larry Wilson
The Speckled Hen 6:33 Read by James K. White
The Money Shop 10:00 Read by Greg Giordano
A Long Afternoon 3:12 Read by Greg Giordano
The Jacket 1:53 Read by Ezwa
The Fireworks 4:24 Read by Sonia
Jingle 1:11 Read by Christie Crews
See-Saw 3:38 Read by Zee Martin
Nancy’s Nightmare 2:09 Read by Roohi
Amy’s Valentine 5:04 Read by Roohi
Once Upon a Time 2:06 Read by Sonia
The Pathetic Ballad of Clarinthia Jane Louisa 1:11 Read by JudyDerby
A Day in the Country 1:01 Read by Roohi
Goosey Lucy 5:42 Read by Katrina Jankeviciute
Goosey Lucy’s New Year’s Calls 5:17 Read by Katrina Jankeviciute
Three Little Birds 1:48 Read by Ezwa
The Quacky Duck 2:40 Read by Zee Martin
New Year Thoughts 1:27 Read by Roohi
Nonsense 1:23 Read by Larry Wilson
The Singular Chicken 2:38 Read by Greg Giordano
The Clever Parson 2:36 Read by Sonia
The Purple Fish 4:15 Read by Kathleen Moore
Mr. Somebody 2:23 Read by Diana Schmidt
A Christmas Ride 4:28 Read by Kathleen Moore
A Funny Fellow 3:53 Read by Diana Schmidt
Woffsky-Poffsky 0:39 Read by Sonia
April and the Children 2:49 Read by Diana Schmidt
The Snowball 4:38 Read by Krista
A Great Fight 3:15 Read by Roohi
Hallelujah! 3:00 Read by Larry Wilson
Lullaby 1:01 Read by Christie Crews
Merry Christmas 4:03 Read by Catherine Russell
The Little Dog with the Green Tail 6:04 Read by Catherine Russell
Naughty 0:53 Read by Christie Crews
Hard Times 6:52 Read by Greg Giordano
On the Steeple 0:41 Read by Jet
Naughty Billy 0:35 Read by Jet
A Lad 0:36 Read by Jet
Saint Valentine’s House 4:28 Read by Christie Crews
The Gentleman 3:18 Read by Ezwa
A Leap Year Boy 5:23 Read by Roohi
King Pippin 2:09 Read by Greg Giordano
The Story of the Crimson Crab 6:57 Read by Christie Crews
Mother’s Riddle 0:51 Read by Abby
King John 1:48 Read by Diana Schmidt
The Spotty Cow 1:21 Read by Abby
The Button Pie 1:15 Read by Christie Crews
The Inquisitive Ducks 4:25 Read by Zee Martin
Queen Matilda 1:20 Read by Christie Crews
The Two-Shoes Chair 3:26 Read by JudyDerby
Ethelred the Unready 0:44 Read by Zee Martin
Poor Bonny 7:34 Read by Tanya Goffman
The Husking of the Corn 2:36 Read by Diana Schmidt
The Clever Cheese-Maker 4:36 Read by Mark
The Spelling Lesson 2:38 Read by Christie Crews
The Person who Did Not Like Cats 5:48 Read by Kam Yau