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The Disobedient Dream

The Disobedient Dream

Update: 2024-05-02


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Redge is worried about leading his team, the Quizzical Quizzards, in the Folktale Forest’s upcoming trivia tournament. His tossing and turning troublesome dreams release the glittering Night Mare who clomps and stomps its way into the waking world. He and Jonathan call upon Hesper, the Fairy of the Evening Star, and her trusty moth companion, Vesper for help. Together they saddle up and unleash their sleepy time power and calming exercises to lure the Night Mare back into a sweet dream once again.

This episode includes the lullaby, Any Dream You Dream Of, by Molly Murphy.

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PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: This story touches on feelings of nervousness and anxiety over an upcoming event and how it can have an impact on getting a good night’s sleep. It highlights how sleep is essential for one’s overall health and well-being. There are examples of bedtime routines that can signal to bodies and minds that it’s time to wind down, including a bedtime story, listening to calming music, or practicing gentle yoga or stretching exercises. (Aligns with Social Awareness competency within the CASEL SEL Framework.)

IF YOU ENJOYED THIS STORY with Hesper and Vesper you may also enjoy our sleep story, EP75 Once Upon a Lullaby:

Dorktales Storytime Podcast website:

CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written and produced by Molly Murphy. Special thanks to Molly Murphy who performed the character Hesper, the fairy of the evening star. All other characters were performed by Jonathan Cormur. The song ‘Any Dream You Dream Of’ was written, produced and performed by Molly Murphy, with additional instrumentation by Phil Harris. The song was mastered by Jermaine Hamilton. Sound recording and production for the episode by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings.

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The Disobedient Dream

The Disobedient Dream

Jonathan Cormur