Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Dog and the Bone'

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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
9min : Classical Kids 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 Classical Kids 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
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Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.

Credits

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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Apollo the dog had a good long stretch and happily trotted off to find his breakfast. Nancy Carlson for MPR
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Everyone loved Apollo because he was so handsome and such a good boy. Nancy Carlson for MPR
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Apollo always stopped to see his favorite people on his way to get breakfast, like the crossing guard on the corner. Nancy Carlson for MPR
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"Good morning, Apollo. Come here and let me scratch those ears." Nancy Carlson for MPR
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The schoolkid friends at the playground liked to throw the ball for Apollo Nancy Carlson for MPR
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Apollo caught the ball every time and brought it back with his chest puffed out. Nancy Carlson for MPR
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When Apollo finally arrived at the butcher shop, the butcher was waiting for him. Nancy Carlson for MPR
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Finally, the butcher tossed the bone in the air, and Apollo caught it in his mouth. Nancy Carlson for MPR
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Apollo trotted home with his head high and his tail wagging back and forth like crazy. Nancy Carlson for MPR
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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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Apollo tried to catch the bone, but it was too late, and he fell into the stream, too Nancy Carlson for MPR
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Apollo started walking back home, soaking wet and his fur dripping. Nancy Carlson for MPR
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When Apollo finally got back home, he curled up and thought about that bone the butcher gave him. Nancy Carlson for MPR