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Family Folk Tales Podcast

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Susan is a cataloging librarian and recovering children’s librarian. She learned to read on her grandmother’s steps before she started school, and hasn’t stopped. She has a lifelong love of yarns, both the kind she knits with and the kind she is able to share through Family Folk Tales.

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Family Folktales: The Magic Kettle

A man discovers that the kettle he’s found is really a tanuki! What will happen when he sells it to a tradesman without telling the secret?

Family Folktales: The Stone-Cutter

A stone-cutter is content with his life until he is exposed to the life of a rich man. When his wish for such a life is granted, he wishes to be greater and stronger until the mountain spirit grants one last wish.

Family Folktales: Maiden Bright-Eye

A widowed man with a son and a daughter (she is known as Maiden Bright-Eye) marries a cruel woman with a daughter of her own who cannot equal Maiden Bright-Eye in any way. After Maiden Bright-Eye is rewarded for her kindness and her stepsister punished for her cruelty, the king decides to marry Maiden Bright-Eye. Will Maiden Bright-Eye get her happily ever after, or will her cruel stepsister?

Family Folktales: The Three Princes and Their Beasts

Three princes go hunting with their stepsister, agreeing along the way to spare the lives of several animals in exchange for the young of those animals. When the oldest is betrayed by the stepsister – well, dragons, death, and peril ensue.