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The lion snatched Minerva by her tail.
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YourClassical Storytime

'The Mouse and the Lion'

YourClassical Storytime: The Mouse and the Lion

Once upon a time, there was a mouse named Minerva who was captured by a lion. She pleaded for her life, saying she might be able to help him one day. Laughing at the silly promise from such a tiny creature, he let her go. Good thing for him!

Find out what happens next in The Mouse and the Lion, the latest episode of YourClassical Storytime, featuring music by Gustav Mahler and original illustrations by Minnesota children's author Nancy Carlson. (See more of her illustrations in the gallery below.)

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Our telling of The Mouse and the Lion includes the following work and recording:

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Titan)
Polish National Radio Symphony, conducted by Michael Halasz
Naxos 8.550522

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.


Storyteller: Julie Amacher, with Scott Blankenship
Story: Julie Amacher and Scott Blankenship
Illustrations: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: Seiji Cataldo
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher

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