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Three Free Stories for Thanksgiving

It's almost Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and I wanted to share some of our favorite stories for celebrating family, togetherness and gratitude.

Below you'll find three free stories, all of which share a bit of inspiration - for appreciative eating and for the connection that comes with sharing a meal with others.



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"Home Grown Thanksgiving"

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For as long as either Martin or Sylvia can remember, they have gone to their Grandparent’s home to celebrate Thanksgiving. But this year, their parents have decided to host the event at home. And not only is the traditional location changing, but Momma and Daddy have proposed to cook a Thanksgiving meal with only local ingredients – which means that everything they eat will come from their own garden or from farms nearby! Martin and Sylvia wonder: what in the world will they eat?

From the At Home With Martin & Sylvia Series

Home Grown Thanksgiving

"Grandma's Brownies"

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When Martin and Sylvia’s family travels south to Grandma’s House, they all think about the traditional foods she serves during their annual feast together. Daddy thinks about the mashed potatoes, Momma thinks about the baked squash, Martin thinks about the Rosemary roasted nuts and Sylvia thinks about Grandma’s Brownies. When they arrive, the question for Sylvia is – how many Brownies can she have?

From the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures Series.

Grandmas Brownies

"The Fairy Feast"

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Fairies, much like people, need to get to know each other – so they can work together to meet the every-day challenges of the natural world, such as storms, temperature changes and changes brought by people. And how do they become acquainted? Through feasting! So when there’s a sudden change in the backyard of twin brothers Russell and Randolph – the stonewall gnomes, brook nymphs and oak tree elves must assemble a “feast” – a special and very potent fairy gathering.

From the So Many Fairies Series.

The Fairy Feast


Thanksgiving Story Collections in the Sparkle Store

These two Story Collections are available for purchase and download. They make for wonderful holiday gifts!


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Find it here.


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Find it here.


Advent is coming! SAVE THE DATE!

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The Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar

This Christmas the Junkyard Warden has a challenge he doesn't know how to face - something that could change the Junkyard for good. Sergeant, the steadfast Junkyard watchdog alerts the other animals, and they immediately take it up. “We take care of each other,” they say, “Even though the Warden doesn’t know about us - he still needs our help.” One story for every day of Advent, from December 1st to the 25th.


And don't forget the favorite

Martin & Sylvia Audio Advent Calendar!

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Twenty five magical days with Martin and Sylvia! You can spend all of December with the delightful brother and sister as they follow their own Advent adventure.

Find them on the Sparkle Subscription site, or buy them in the Sparkle Store.



About the Author

Lisabeth Sewell McCann
Doer of Many Wonderful and Odd Things (including CEO)

Lisabeth Sewell McCann has worn many hats at Sparkle over the years, from Sparkle Kitchen Blogger to Editorial Director to Doer of All Odd Jobs. Her primary role is as CEO. Lisabeth and David live in Austin, Texas with their two sons.