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Listen to classic and modern stories come to life as librarian Kathryn Lopez Luker takes you on adventures in books.

Stories Come to Life Kathryn Lopez Luker

    • Kids & Family

Listen to classic and modern stories come to life as librarian Kathryn Lopez Luker takes you on adventures in books.

    The Light Princess, by George MacDonald

    The Light Princess, by George MacDonald

    Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. Today’s story is one of my childhood favorites, The Light Princess, written by George MacDonald and published in 1864. 
    Everyone knows that sometimes a wicked witch may come uninvited to a royal christening, and the results can be quite frightening. A princess may sleep for a hundred years, or might turn into an apple, or some other such curse. But what would it be like if the bewitched princess simply didn’t weigh anything? Here is the delightful story of a princess who didn’t make much impression on the earth with her footsteps, but will certainly make an impression on your heart. 
    Now sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 22, 23, 24, and 25

    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 22, 23, 24, and 25

    Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. During this time of Covid, many people aren’t able to use the library in the same way as in the past. To help bring more stories to more readers, many publishing companies are allowing books that are normally unavailable for copyright reasons to be read out loud and shared with others until June 30th, 2022. The stories that fall under that special permission will all be taken down on that date, so listen now, while they’re available! Today’s story is shared with permission of Simon and Schuster Publishing Company. 
    What was written in the little notebook Nancy found hidden in the old Crowley clock? If she hadn’t been reading very carefully, she may have missed the brief comment about where to find the real will. Josiah Crowley certainly made it difficult for the Tophams to find and destroy his second will. That is good, but it almost made it impossible for the real will to come to light. What a surprise it was for everyone when the will was read out loud! Here is the thrilling finale of The Secret of the Old Clock.
    Now sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life.

    • 46 min
    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21

    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21

    Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. During this time of Covid, many people aren’t able to use the library in the same way as in the past. To help bring more stories to more readers, many publishing companies are allowing books that are normally unavailable for copyright reasons to be read out loud and shared with others until June 30th, 2022. The stories that fall under that special permission will all be taken down on that date, so listen now, while they’re available! Today’s story is shared with permission of Simon and Schuster Publishing Company. 
    Nancy discovered that robbers have ransacked the Topham bungalow and packed all of the household goods into a moving van! Could the old Crowley clock be inside? As Nancy pursues the thieves and informs the police of the robbery, she wants to investigate the van and find the clock before all the stolen goods are confiscated by the police. But what if Nancy’s investigations are discovered? 
    Now sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life.

    • 49 min
    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16

    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16

    Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. During this time of Covid, many people aren’t able to use the library in the same way as in the past. To help bring more stories to more readers, many publishing companies are allowing books that are normally unavailable for copyright reasons to be read out loud and shared with others until June 30th, 2022. The stories that fall under that special permission will all be taken down on that date, so listen now, while they’re available! Today’s story is shared with permission of Simon and Schuster Publishing Company. 
    After learning from the Tophams where the old Crowley clock has been stored, Nancy tried to figure out a way to visit Moon Lake without causing the Tophams to become suspicious. Then she remembered the invitation from her friend, Helen Corning, to visit a camp right on the lakeshore. Delighted, Nancy drove to Moon Lake where she hoped to visit the Tophams’ bungalow to search for the clock.
    Now sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life.

    • 51 min
    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11

    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11

    Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. During this time of Covid, many people aren’t able to use the library in the same way as in the past. To help bring more stories to more readers, many publishing companies are allowing books that are normally unavailable for copyright reasons to be read out loud and shared with others until June 30th, 2022. The stories that fall under that special permission will all be taken down on that date, so listen now, while they’re available! Today’s story is shared with permission of Simon and Schuster Publishing Company. 
    As Nancy visits the relatives of Josiah Crowley, she discovers that he has promised each of them that he would leave them some inheritance after his death. But still, no second will can be found! Then old Abigail Rowen remembers something about the Crowley Family clock. Could the will be hidden there? And where could the clock be now?
    To find out, sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life.

    • 48 min
    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7

    Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7

    Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. During this time of Covid, many people aren’t able to use the library in the same way as in the past. To help bring more stories to more readers, many publishing companies are allowing books that are normally unavailable for copyright reasons to be read out loud and shared with others until June 30th, 2022. The stories that fall under that special permission will all be taken down on that date, so listen now, while they’re available! Today’s story is shared with permission of Simon and Schuster Publishing Company. 
    Nancy Drew is determined to discover the second will Josiah Crowley made… if it still exists! But that Topham family is unscrupulous and conniving. Nancy is sure they will have destroyed the second will if they have found it. And then the deserving sisters, Allie and Grace Horner, won’t receive their lawful inheritance. But clever Nancy has some ideas of how to proceed. 
    Now sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life.

    • 43 min

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