Sparkle Car #05: Treasures Near and Far

Sparkle Car #05: Treasures Near and Far

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You've got a family car trip ahead, and it may be a long one. What to do with the little ones? Sparkle Car! This monthly series features hour-long collections of original stories mixed with traveling verses, songs, and fun car games. We know excellent audio stories can make family travel times fun — and so much easier!

Ages 3+

About the Stories

This episode of Sparkle Car features:

An original story from the By Thistle by Thimble series: “Treasure”

Rigby is a poor boy who works in a coastal town's dungeon. The guard and the cook take good care of the boy and he grows up happy and healthy. He especially enjoys the stories told by captured pirates held in the dungeon – and when he hears the tale of the Gentleman Pirate, Captain Bonnet – his life transforms from one of rags to riches.

A Folktale from Old Persia: “The Buried Treasure”

The story of a man who loses his life savings and recovers it with the helpful advice of a madman and a boy.

A Folktale from Turkey: “Numan's Dream”

Numan is in a predicament: in order to properly compensate his son's reading teacher, he must give up the family camel – the source of their personal wealth. He is blessed, however, with a dream of riches that turns out to be true.

A Fun Car Game called “Pirates” where the passengers find pirates, pirate ships and pirate convoys – and count them up.

Plus several lovely verses of silver and gold.