Storybox Playlist: Magical Stories
October 8, 2018
There are so many ways to look at magic. From card tricks to the mystery of the natural world, magic is a part of all of us. Here are some stories that have magic (and magicians) at their center.
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Real Magician (from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now Series)
When the mice mistake Spiro's quick eating for a magic trick, the mice all wish to be magicians, too. Starlight, a mouse who especially loves magic, wishes to be his apprentice. Spiro is now faced with a dilemma — he wants to tell the truth but he doesn't want to disappoint his friends. He eventually does the right thing — and that is when the real magic begins!
Summer Adventures Part Three: Looking for Mermaids (from the Martin & Sylvia Summer Adventures! Collection)
In the third story, Sylvia and Cassie get up early to look for real mermaids on Mermaid Island and find some magical clues - including some inspiring stories from both Momma and Daniel.
Seeing the Magic (from The Willowbee Tree Series)
When Mrs. Willowbee invites her new friend and her friend's daughter Darlene to come over, Piper is hesitant. Darlene is quiet and Piper doesn’t think they will get along. When the Willow tree takes her to Patagonia, a magical llama shows her how to see new things in places that you least expect.
The Magician and the Knight (from the By Thistle By Thimble Series)
This story is about Ellie and Arnold, two six-year-old twins who share a wonderful idea: what would happen if all the children suddenly turned into their Halloween costumes? What if the children dressed as wizards, tigers, scarecrows, and baseball players actually became wizards, tigers, scarecrows, and baseball players?
The Wizard's Words (from the By Thistle By Thimble Series)
A silent old man appears in a quiet, simple land in the mountains. The people care for him and soon learn that he has knowledge of herbs and healing. He stays with them for many years as their silent healer, never uttering a word — until one day, he stands on a table in the market square and begins to speak. He warns the villagers: a power-hungry wizard is expanding his domain in this direction. Life will be very different if this wizard takes over the land. But fear not, he tells them, for he himself is also a powerful wizard and is dedicated to protecting them all. However, he surprises the entire village with his means of preparing to meet the warring wizard.
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About the Author
David Sewell McCann
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.