20 episodes

MaryAnn Schmidt has enchanted children for years with folktales from around the world. It's difficult to freeze these stories in time because storytelling is a live art embodied by the synergy between the teller and the listener. Now, some of these experiences, recorded live in the classroom have been preserved and shared with children everywhere.

StoryLand MaryAnn Schmidt

    • Kids & Family

MaryAnn Schmidt has enchanted children for years with folktales from around the world. It's difficult to freeze these stories in time because storytelling is a live art embodied by the synergy between the teller and the listener. Now, some of these experiences, recorded live in the classroom have been preserved and shared with children everywhere.

    Mrs. Crocodile and Mrs. Chicken

    Mrs. Crocodile and Mrs. Chicken

    In this traditional Liberian folktale, Mrs. Chicken has to think fast to outwit a hungry Mrs. Chicken.

    Dan, Liberia

    • 12 min
    Old Woman/Jar Of Uums

    Old Woman/Jar Of Uums

    MaryAnn Schmidt enchants children with Jill Wright's hilarious sequel to the "Little Old Woman and the Willy Nilly Man."

    • 27 min
    The Legend of the Big Dipper - for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    The Legend of the Big Dipper - for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    In a special for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, StoryLand releases the old folktale, The Legend of the Big Dipper. The story about kindness imagines the origin of the constellation, which helped guide escaping slaves north to freedom.

    • 5 min
    The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button

    The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button

    In this classic Turkish folktale, a little rooster finds a diamond button and has to deal with the greedy Sultan.

    • 22 min
    One Drop Of Honey

    One Drop Of Honey

    Hear what happens when a king drips one drop of honey on the palace windowsill.

    • 7 min
    Chipmunk And Bear - Thanksgiving Special

    Chipmunk And Bear - Thanksgiving Special

    In a special release for Thanksgiving, MaryAnn Schmidt tells the Iroquois legend about how chipmunk got its stripes. Never make fun of anyone.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

marcmatmom ,

Love this podcast

Great stories! Amazing for kids!

Just Another New Yorker ,

Great Stories!

My kids love these stories!

Yipper567433 ,

Wonderful

MaryAnne is an incredibly talented storyteller. These are gems.

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