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Stories for Dreamers Podcast

Auntie, Davinder, & the Bagheera

Davinder learns why you should always listen to your Auntie — especially when a panther is on the loose!

“Auntie, Davinder, & the Bagheera” is my reimagining of the traditional Indian folktale, “The Tiger, the Brahman, & the Jackal,” inspired by my year in Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalaya. You can see it performed as part of my Brave Girls & Wise Women program or Folktales from Around the World program.

This episode’s story poem is “The Cozy, Dozy Kitten.” The recommended reading is “Just So Stories,” by Rudyard Kipling.

Mizilca & the Gray Geese

Are you brave enough to follow Mizilca into Baba Yaga’s deep dark forest to rescue her baby brother?

“Mizilca & the Gray Geese” comes from Russia and is part of my Brave Girls & Wise Women program.

This episode’s story poem is “The Maiden, the Devil, & the Dancing Shoes.” The recommended reading is “Dealing with Dragons,” by Patricia C. Wrede.

1: The Sad Tale of the Delicious Pancake

Watch what you say, or your pancake might just run away! This Norwegian folktale is cousin to “The Gingerbread Man.”

This episode’s story poem is “If You Are Lost in a Troll Wood.” The reading recommendation is “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter,” by Astrid Lindgren.