The Reader Reads

Readings and interpretations of the written word. The Reader shares short stori…
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Readings and interpretations of the written word. The Reader shares short stories, poems, prose, and more for your listening enjoyment.

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For Halloween, we have for you a story of a horrible giant who devours fat little children. The story was “retold” in the 1970s by Ellin Green, and wonderfully illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Here, we tell the original tale first published in a collection of children’s stories called “The Pot of Gold.” “The Pumpkin Giant” (1893) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman The Reader TRT: 29:31 The musical acc…
The power of the written word is the subject of out show this week. Literature has the ability to take a reader any where, any when, and to see the world through the eyes of men long dead. This selection comes from a preamble to a textbook for junior high school students. “The Three Joys of Reading” (1919) by William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck The Reader TRT: 12:23 The musical accompaniment f…
This week we share a short excerpt from Henry van Dyke about the freedom and peace found in the art of camping, and the beauty of the white birch tree. “Under the White Birches” from “Little Rivers” (1895) by Henry van Dyke The Reader TRT: 12:23 The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of

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Mar 13th, 2016
Latest Episode
Oct 30th, 2017
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