Our listener Barbara Imbrie wrote a lovely story for her 8–year-old grandson about a cat who was a afraid of mice. We are pleased to publish the enjoyable text under our “Your Stories” section.
By Barbara Imbrie (who wrote this for her 8 year old grandson) Afraid of mice? You really wouldn’t have expected it. His father, Tom Cat, was a famous mouse catcher. He had even won a blue ribbon at the county fair for catching the most mice in the shortest time—ten in ten minutes. And his […]
There’s a really nice mention of Storynory in the Wall Street Journal today. For bedtime stories, just press play By YING WU June 16, 2007; Page P2 For families on long car trips, there’s a new boredom killer: free podcasts of children’s stories. The tales come from London-based Storynory, which offers them on its Web […]
I’d like to thank all the blogs who link to us – sorry we can’t link back to you all. It’s very helpful for us to gather some insight into how you listen to Storynory – and we do read and follow what you say. It makes us feel we know you. This is one […]
One “golden afternoon” – 7th July 1862 – a mathematics tutor at Oxford University took three little girls on a boating picnic along the River Isis (Thames). On the way he told them a surreal nonsense tale. One of the little girls was called Alice Liddell and she became the main character in the story. […]
I’ve mentioned before that Windows Vista sometimes has a problem downloading mp3 audio files such as those on Storynory. In some cases (mine) it has been issuing nasty and unwarrented warnings not to download. After a lot of casting around the internet, I’ve found the solution on a forum. 1.) Go to Conrol Panel in […]
In this short film, found on YouTube (where you can find just about anything), famous Disney characters tell you not to infringe their copyright. At first we thought it was made by Disney itself as a warning. Further digging revealed that it was made by a law professor, and he calls it a “Fair(y) Use […]
[youtube]VfVuiFIdWvY[/youtube] We thought you might enjoy this watching this 1934 color animated cartoon of Cinderella starting the immortal flapper Betty Boop. A little different from our own audio version.
By Aline Dufflocq Williams Aline, who often leaves comments on Storynory, has sent us a story that she wrote herself. Thanks Aline! We really like your story about a magical animal called a rea. If you have a story, send it to us for consideration, and if we like it, we will publish the text […]
This year sees the 20th Hay Fever Festival – the children’s offshoot of the famous Guardian Hay Festival in the village of Hay-on-Wye. The Hay Fever Festival is “for anyone who likes stories” – and as that sounds like us, we are going to be popping up there. We’ll be taking our microphone to record […]