Children’s Audio Series: Ancient Tales of Wisdom

A special collection of audio stories by the Sound of Hope Radio Network
By Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired staff cover stories of hope that celebrate kindness, traditions, and triumph of the human spirit, offering valuable insights into life, culture, family and community, and nature.
October 31, 2021 Updated: November 14, 2021

These 12 tales of wisdom from yesteryear will give your children or grandchildren a glimpse into the traditions and moral values that have been treasured all over the world, uplifting young hearts and minds.

Now fully republished by The Epoch Times, the tales were part of a specially dedicated children’s collection of audio stories and original illustrations compiled and produced by the Sound of Hope Radio Network in 2012.

Completely free for the enjoyment of our readers—children and adults alike—the “Ancient Tales of Wisdom” audio-story series, with full transcripts, will surely delight and inspire. Enjoy!

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The Trust of an Eagle” is about an eagle—the king of all birds—that grew up among barnyard chickens and how it eventually discovered its might to soar high up in the sky as it was born to do. Read More

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A Priceless Treasure” tells a tale of how the quality of unselfishness brings rewards far greater than what one has sacrificed for others. Read More

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The Rich Man’s Guest” is a tale about looking beyond a person’s surface appearance and offering kindness to everyone, no matter their social status. Read More

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The Cobbler’s Song” illustrates how money doesn’t always bring the happiness it’s so often desired for. Read More

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The Story of a Sage and a Mouse” is a short tale about the virtue of humbleness. Read More

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Death of an Old Tree” is a tale of a happy little bird that meets an old withered tree and learns a lesson about loss, giving, and life after death. Read More

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The Stone in the Road” is a short tale that tells of the eventual rewards that come to those who work hard and who genuinely care about others. Read More

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The Elves and the Envious Man” is about the consequences of envying the good fortune of another. Read More

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The Stone Cutter” is about a hardworking man who continually desired to be something or someone different but eventually discovered the blessing in who he was. Read More

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Old Tiger and a Greedy Traveler” is a tale about greed and how it can lead one down a dangerous and regretful path. Read More

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Picciola” is about a man who was wrongfully put in prison and felt that no one in the world cared about him, until a seedling sprouting in the prison grounds caught his attention and changed everything. Read More

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The Magic Moneybag” is a tale about the temptation faced by a hardworking woodcutter who was gifted a lifetime, but conditional, supply of money by heaven. Read More

The stories in this series are reprinted with permission from the “Ancient Tales of Wisdom—Student Workbook” published by the Sound of Hope Radio Network. Audio and illustrations by Sound of Hope Radio Network. Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved.

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Epoch Inspired staff cover stories of hope that celebrate kindness, traditions, and triumph of the human spirit, offering valuable insights into life, culture, family and community, and nature.