YourClassical Storytime

'Why the Bear Sleeps All Winter'

YourClassical Storytime - Why The Bear Sleeps All WinterXee Reiter and Al Reiter

Classical Kids Storytime - 'Why the Bear Sleeps All Winter'


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February 01, 2022

Rabbit has a problem. After working hard all year to gather vegetables for the winter, Bear comes along and eats them up! What is Rabbit to do? Find out how Rabbit gets out of this mess in the African-American folktale Why the Bear Sleeps All Winter, the new YourClassical Storytime episode — featuring Jeffrey Yelverton, with music by Scott Joplin and illustrations by Xee Reiter and Al Reiter.

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Why the Bear Sleeps All Winter includes excerpts from the following recordings:

Scott Joplin (arr. Petr Pitra): Original Rags

— Elite Syncopations

— Bethena

Courtesy of APM Music


Narrator: Jeffrey Yelverton

Story: Traditional, adapted by Steve Seel

Producer: Steve Seel, with assistance from Valerie Kahler

Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton

Social media producer: Inés Guanchez

Senior digital producer: Randy Salas

Program director: Julie Amacher