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Fireflies Glow presents Part 3 of the legendary tale of a boy who refused to grow up – Peter Pan, of course. Last time, Peter and Tinkerbell visited the children’s nursery while their parents were next door at a party. Peter taught them to fly, to their great delight, and invited them to travel with him to Neverland. At first, the children said no. And then…well, you’ll just have to listen. Join us for our next Fireflies Glow.

Direct download: Master_Peter_Pan_part3.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT
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Fireflies Glow presents Part 2 of the legendary tale of a boy who refused to grow up – Peter Pan, of course. Last time, we met the Darling family including the children – Wendy, John and Michael. And let’s not forget their faithful companion Nana, the dog. As Part 2 begins, Mr. & Mrs. Darling are at a neighbor’s house and the children are peacefully asleep in the nursery, Liza, the household help, is downstairs in the kitchen. Then something quite amazing happens. Join us for our next Fireflies Glow.

Direct download: Master_Peter_Pan_part2.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT
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Our newest edition of Fireflies Glow is the legendary tale of a boy who refused to grow up. A lad of adventure including run-ins with a famous pirate captain named Hook. A youth who lived with friends in the mysterious caves of a beautiful island known as Neverland. His magical story begins on the this episode of Fireflies Glow.

Direct download: Master_Peter_Pan_part1.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 2:37am EDT
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Our newest edition of Fireflies Glow is the tale of a fine feathered friend known as The Ugly Duckling, one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous stories. You’ll meet a little duck who was disliked and mistreated by all the barnyard animals until they discovered who he really was.

Direct download: Master_The_Ugly_Ducling.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT
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What else can be said about the fabulous Ferdinand? Published more than 50 years ago (and one of the bestselling children's books of all time), this simple story of peace and contentment has withstood the test of many generations. Ferdinand is a little bull who much prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree-- just smelling the flowers--to jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. This cow is no coward--he simply has his pacifist priorities clear. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, until the day he meets with the wrong end of a bee. In a show of bovine irony, the one day Ferdinand is most definitely not sitting quietly under the cork tree (due to a frightful sting), is the selfsame day that five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid.

Ferdinand's day in the arena gives readers not only an education in the historical tradition of bullfighting, but also a lesson in nonviolent tranquility.

Direct download: Master_Ferdinand_the_bull.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT
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Here comes the suspenseful conclusion of the Velveteen Rabbit. What will happen to our rabbit friend who is stuck in a trash bag out back of the garden with throw-away items set to be burned in the morning? The final episode of a Chasing Fireflies classic storybook reading is ready for your enjoyment.

Direct download: Master_Velveteen_Rabbit_pt3.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT
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Gather ‘round for part two of the adventures of the Velveteen Rabbit, written by Margery Williams.

Last time, we found out how a velvety stuffed rabbit became real because of the love of a little boy. They had great fun together until, here in part two, something unexpected happens that is a big problem for these two friends. 

Direct download: Master_Velveteen_Rabbit_pt2.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT
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"What is Real?" asked the Rabbit one day.  "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse, "It's a thing that happens to you.  When a child loves you for a long, long, time, not just ot pay with, but REALLY loves you, then you become REAL."

Direct download: Master_Velveteen_Rabbit_pt1.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT
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In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair. Jim, meanwhile, has made a sacrifice for Della that is no less difficult. As they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, the discovery of what each has done fills them with despair, until they realize that the true gifts of Christmas can be found more readily in their humble apartment than in any fine store. O. Henry paints a masterly portrait of unfaltering love, a haven from the harsh world outside.

We recommend purchasing the book illustrated by P.J. Lynch's eloquent art, wherein every glance, every gesture, tells a subtle truth.

Direct download: Master_Gift_of_the_Magi_MP3.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT
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Today was Thanksgiving, Grandmother’s favorite day of the year. The cooking was done and her famous cranberry bread was cooling on the wooden board. Every year Grandmother invited a guest for dinner and allowed Maggie to do the same. “Ask someone poor or lonely,” she always said.

She wasn’t happy upon learning that Maggie had invited the unsavory Mr. Whiskers to dinner. Would her secret cranberry bread recipe be safe with him in the house?

After a long absence this delightful 1971 classic is back and so is the secret recipe for Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread!

Direct download: Master_Glow2_Cranberries_MP3.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT
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