Sparkle Car #07: Wondering and Wandering

Sparkle Car #07: Wondering and Wandering

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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:

A new story from our By Thistle By Thimble storyline: "Riding the Trains"

On a train somewhere between Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Omaha Nebraska, two strangers share the same incredible secret. Willie, a famous boy genius, is searching for a quiet new life where no one knows of his fame. Molly-Sue, a girl genius from a poor household, must get to Omaha to claim a prize that will bring her family out of poverty. Both of them have discovered a hidden code that will bring them together on the same train and transform their lives forever.

A long folktale from Romania called "The Poor Boy"

A poor boy's sister is stolen away by a dragon and brought to a palace of crystal far, far away. He wanders the world, following the wind to find her, and in the process finds a heroic best friend as well as a royal bride-to-be.

Also included are some lovely verses of "wonder" from the fairy world.