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The Goza Family - Dennis, Kimberly and Zephyr

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Description: Theatrical Folktales and Travel Stories from somewhere on the road ~ from our family to yours!

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The Precious Cow

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"The Precious Cow" is a little-known fable from Africa about the importance of valuing strong family ties above material wealth.  As we point out, it offers a bit of a twist to the "rule of three", a common characteristic of many popular folktales.

We come to you from Chapel Hill, NC, having just completed a return engagement at the High Point Library. Among our audiences there were some regular podcast listeners, the delightful Singleton family, so we decided to let them say howdy on the next podcast – namely, this one.

We also discuss our adventures climbing Pilot Mountain in North Carolina, and zip lining in North Carolina and Arkansas.

Happy Listening,
Dennis (Father, Oldest Son, Middle Son) and Kimberly (Narrator, Youngest Son, Cow)

  • Upcoming shows in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts
  • Zip Lining in Hot Springs, AR at Ouachita Bend
  • Zip Lining in High Point, NC at Kersey Valley

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The Golden Spinning Wheel

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The Golden Spinning Wheel is a story from the country formerly known as Bohemia, and then Czechoslovakia, and now The Czech Republic. The story is the subject of a picture book by Lisl Weil in which musical notes are printed across the page along with illustrations of the story. The musical notes ar...

The Woman Who Flummoxed The Fairies

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"The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies" from Scotland is a sort of trickster tale, a type of story in which a seemingly helpless individual triumphs by his (or in this case her) wits. It's also a cumulative story, meaning that it involves repetition, as new elements are added to the plot – somew...

How the Kangaroo Got Its Pouch

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Our story this month is "How the Kangaroo Got Its Pouch",  an Australian nature myth. Since it deals with kangaroo mothers and how they acquired the ability to carry their young around easily, we thought it would be a suitable story for Mothers' Day, which is hopping up in May...

The Princess Who Couldn't Laugh

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From Norway comes this classic story about a princess who was very charming except that she had no sense of humor.  This tale is rather unusual in that it's both a Rule Of Three story and a cumulative story...

The Tichborne Dole

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The Tichborne Dole is a legend from England that may be true or based on true events. It supposedly occurred around 1150, and may explain the origin of a yearly custom in Hampshire, England, in which the aristocratic Tichborne family gives flour to the poor every March 25.  The custom supposedl...

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