Episode 2: Tricksters

Dipping into Danny Kaye’s great repertoire  of music for children, and a re-telling of a classic folk story.


-‘The King’s New Clothes’, Danny Kaye, Danny Kaye’s Greatest Hits
– ‘Nail Broth’, trad, read by Sarah Peirse
– ‘Welcome Table’ – Dan Zanes (with the Blind Boys of Alabama), Catch That Train


The story ‘Nail Broth’ is also known as ‘Stone Soup’. Three favourite versions are by Marcia Brown, Tony Ross and Jon J. Muth.  And for another great story about tricksters, check out The Magic Pudding, by Norman Lindsay – 100 years old in 2019, it’s as bracing and fresh as ever.

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