Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. During this time of Covid, many people aren’t able to use the library in the same way as in the past. To help bring more stories to more readers, HarperCollins Children Books Company is allowing books that are normally unavailable for copyright reasons to be read out loud and shared with others until December 31, 2021. The stories that fall under that special permission will all be taken down on that date, so listen now, while they’re available! Today’s story is shared with permission of HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Today’s story is Warton and the Traders, by Russell E. Erickson. It is fall, and Warton is taking the toads’ yearly gift of preserves to their Aunt Toolia. When he arrives at her house, she is nowhere to be found. Warton searches all over, until a friendly whippoorwill tells him that his aunt may have gone to The Bog. Even worse, a mean wildcat is prowling around! What can Warton do?
To find out, sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life!