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!
How Anansi Became Keeper of all Stories
A tale from Africa about a famous trickster called Anansi who takes the shape of a spider.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Written by Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is about a brave, but somewhat naughty bunny, who disobeys his mother by venturing into Mr. McGregor’s garden, where he narrowly escapes danger.
The King has Horses Ears
Long ago in Ireland, there once was a king who had horse’s ears. He manages to keep his misfortune a secret by growing his hair long and only having it cut once a year by a barber, who was then put to death. But, when a poor widow’s son is chosen to be his new barber, the King agrees to let him live, provided he never tell a living soul what he has seen.
Fair Brown and Trembling
Every Sunday, poor Trembling is left alone to clean and cook, while her two sisters, Fair and Brown, go off to church wearing their finest clothes. But when an old henwife pays her a visit, Trembling finds herself wearing a dazzling dress and riding off to church on a milk white mare. Now all the men, from the king to the poorest beggar want to meet her.
The Tale of Custard the Dragon
A humorous poem by Ogden Nash about a little girl called Belinda who lives in a little white house with a black kitten, a gray mouse, a little yellow dog, a little red wagon and a little pet dragon.
How the Camel Got His Hump
A classic tale by Rudyard Kipling, set in long ago Arabia that explains how the camel got his hump.
Maggie the Farmer’s Daughter
Originally published in Cricket Magazine, and written by Kathleen T. Pelley, this is the story of a young girl who uses her gift of storytelling to make a long road short and a king’s heart sing.
Introduction to Journey with Story
Scottish author and storyteller, Kathleen T. Pelley, shares a sample of her storytelling podcast for ages 4-10.
Original music and arrangements by Colette Jonas