Posts tagged ‘shakespeare’s storybook’


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Today’s podcast comes from the tale that inspired Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Nora is grumpy and lazy, but the woodsman Jamie wants to marry her because he needs a wife whose strong spirit could stand up to the water demon, the Nicky Nicky Nye, who lives nearby.  Nora can handle Jamie’s tricks, but can she take on the Nicky Nicky Nye? Tune in to find out if she can endure the Nicky Nicky Nye’s torments, or if she gets gobbled up!


Meet Chrystal – a former high school teacher who is now a Barefoot Books Ambassador! Read on to get her full story.


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Pippa Saunders, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

Listen to this week’s podcast to hear the story that inspired Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale! In “The Flower Princess” from Shakespeare’s Storybook, the King of Cecelia causes his wife to die of despair and orders for his daughter Flora to be released into the river because he is ashamed of their commonness. Years later, Prince Bruno of Bohemia falls in love with Flora, but the King doesn’t approve of her gardener foster parents. Be sure to tune in to find out if Bruno can be reunited with his lost love!