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Bertie is the guiding spirit of Storynory. Once he was a prince. Now he's a frog who tells stories.

Bertie is the guiding spirit of Storynory. Once he was a prince. Now he's a frog who tells stories.
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London, United Kingdom

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Bertie is the guiding spirit of Storynory. Once he was a prince. Now he's a frog who tells stories.

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@storynory

Language:

English

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26 Star Street London W2 1QB +44 (0)20 7706 7974


Episodes

The Cretan Bull

11/11/2018
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Bertie is on the Greek Island of Crete and relates two famous legends from the time of King Minos - and how they blend into History in the writing of Herodotus. Read the full text of The Cretan Bull and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:09:36

Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two

10/29/2018
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Amon the Egyptian priest has been arrested for stealing a stolen statue. His cats Lapis and Cleo travel up the River Nile to prove his innocence. Read the full text of Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:15:47

Katie’s Grandma at School

10/21/2018
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In time for Halloween, Katie's Grandma is 100 years old ! She tells Katie the story of how she went to an English boarding school back in the 1930s and made a best friend from the USA, Amy. Read the full text of Katie’s Grandma at School and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:17:20

Song: How doth the Crocodile?

10/6/2018
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Lovely Jana sings a mystical and up tempo song based on the crazy poem by Lewis Carroll - How Doth the Crocodile? - a thank you to Olivia for supporting us on Patreon Read the full text of Song: How doth the Crocodile? and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:02:33

The World’s Oldest Religion

9/23/2018
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Zoroastrianism is the ancient religion of the Persians and it is still practiced to this day. It has influenced many of our own beliefs, even if we don't realise it ! We continue our retelling of the histories of Herodotus from Ancient Greece. Read the full text of The World’s Oldest Religion and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:08:55

Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1

9/11/2018
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Lapis and Cleo are shocked when their master, Amon the Priest, is arrested on charges of stealing a scared statue. Another story from Ancient Egypt ! Read the full text of Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1 and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:10:31

Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview

8/27/2018
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Does your mouth start watering when you think of your most scrumptious tasting ice cream? Then listen on! Jana has a delightful chat with Lewis Alfonso, an Italian gelato maker, and finds out fascinating & delicious facts. One is never too old for ice cream! Read the full text of Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:16:36

Young Cyrus

8/19/2018
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A poor young Persian boy is a natural leader. In a game, his friends choose him to play their king. He gets into trouble when he orders the son of an aristocrat to be punished. Read the full text of Young Cyrus and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:11:03

Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark

8/1/2018
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Is it safe to go in the Scottish Loch? Uncle Jeff takes the kids on a kayaking holiday. There are no sharks in Scotland, right? Read the full text of Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:19:38

Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott

7/26/2018
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Jana catches up with Richard Scott, our narrator best known for his voice for Astropup, the space travelling hound. Listen to this hilarious chit chat to find out some inside secrets, favourite sonnets and shared tongue twisters! Read the full text of Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:13:40

Astropup and the Parrot in Love

7/17/2018
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The Parrot is looking for a wife. He finds a suitable parrot who lives on the planet Lizardia - but unfortunately he is suffering from a bad cold and is unusually short of words. Read the full text of Astropup and the Parrot in Love and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:20:31

7, King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi

7/10/2018
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The oracle predicts that if Croesus goes to war against the Persians, he will defeat a great empire. Her advice seems clear enough, is it? Read the full text of 7, King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:18:51

Song ~ Fish Alive

6/26/2018
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Jana sings this traditional song with an upbeat feel. Read the full text of Song ~ Fish Alive and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:01:58

Lapis: Sister Friends

6/19/2018
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Lapis, the Egyptian cat, has to share her home with another cat. She is not pleased. Read the full text of Lapis: Sister Friends and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:13:13

Lapis the Egyptian Cat

5/25/2018
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Introducing a new catty character with magical powers that do not always work as they are supposed to do. Read the full text of Lapis the Egyptian Cat and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:13:52

Why do we have fears? Interview

5/1/2018
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Are you scared of the dark? Of Spiders? Of Dogs? Jana explores why we have fears, and why sometimes, our fears are too strong for our own good - and become phobias. She speaks to Andrew West, a psychiatrist who works with children and young people. Read the full text of Why do we have fears? Interview and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:18:24

The Son of Croesus

4/25/2018
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Herodotus 7. The anger of the gods is coming for Croesus, after he boasted of being the richest and happiest person in the world. Read the full text of The Son of Croesus and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:10:07

The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling

4/10/2018
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A story from Japan that will make you laugh, featuring a funny old woman, a Jizo and some Oni with giant appetites. Read the full text of The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:11:48

Wicked Uncle’s April Fool Mystery

3/27/2018
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Grandma believes in supernatural goings-on around the house, and it drives Dad CRAZY! Then peculiar things start to happen to him. Magic? Or an April Fool trick? Can you solve the mystery? Read the full text of Wicked Uncle’s April Fool Mystery and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:12:58

6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus

3/22/2018
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Croesus ruled Lydia from 560 to 546 BC. He was famed for his wealth, and still is to this day. The wise Athenian, Solon, visited him. The story has a moral - do not boast of your fortune or the gods may take you down. Read the full text of 6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:12:21