24 episodes

Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime from American Public Media and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.

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Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime from American Public Media and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'Yer and the Tiger'

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'Yer and the Tiger'

    What happens when a magical girl comes face to face with a cunning tiger in her quiet village? Find out in the Hmong folk tale 'Yer and the Tiger,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional music, narration by Ka Vang and illustrations by Xee Reiter.

    • 13 min
    Classical Kids Storytime: 'How the Camel Got Its Hump'

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'How the Camel Got Its Hump'

    Do you know how the smooth-backed camel who said nothing but "Humph!" got its hump? Find out in the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Alexander Borodin and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

    • 6 min
    Classical Kids Storytime: 'Paul Bunyan'

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'Paul Bunyan'

    Do you know what a 'tall tale' is? Well, it's a story that's just a little bit bigger than real life. And here's part of one of the biggest, tallest tales of all time: the story of Paul Bunyan and his best buddy, Babe the Blue Ox. It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring narration by MPR News great Gary Eichten, music by Erich Korngold and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

    • 7 min
    'Johnny Appleseed' from Classical Kids Storytime

    'Johnny Appleseed' from Classical Kids Storytime

    Do you like apples? Find out about the real man who loved apples so much that he traveled the country to share the fruit with everyone he met in 'Johnny Appleseed.' It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music from Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

    • 7 min
    'The Boy Who Said Wow' from Classical Kids Storytime

    'The Boy Who Said Wow' from Classical Kids Storytime

    What happens when a quiet boy named Ronan attends an orchestra concert for the first time? Find out in Todd Boss' amazing story, based on a real event that rocked the classical music world. It's 'The Boy Who Said Wow,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Mozart and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

    • 7 min
    'A Farmer's Tale' from Classical Kids Storytime

    'A Farmer's Tale' from Classical Kids Storytime

    Where does your food come from? Farmers, of course! Hear a famous poem about the hard work of growing food in 'A Farmer's Tale,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional Chinese folk tunes and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

    • 4 min

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