Poster The Dog and the Bone
Apollo thought he saw another dog, down there in the water, and that dog had a bone in his mouth, too.
Nancy Carlson for MPR
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'The Dog and the Bone'

YourClassical Storytime: The Dog and the Bone

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Once upon a time, there was a happy-go-lucky dog named Apollo. He seemed to have a lot going for himself, but he wanted more — especially when it came to food. Find out what happened to our greedy pup in The Dog and the Bone, the latest episode of YourClassical Storytime, featuring music by Edward Elgar and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson. (See more of her illustrations in the gallery.)

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Our telling of The Dog and the Bone includes the following works from these recordings:

Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Leaper
Naxos 550229

Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite No. 2
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Judd
Naxos 557166

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.


Storyteller: Scott Blankenship (with Valerie Kahler)
Story: 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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