Where does your food come from? Farmers, of course! Hear a famous poem about the hard work of growing food in A Farmer's Tale, the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional Chinese folk tunes and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
(See more of Carlson's illustrations in the gallery.)
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Our telling of A Farmer's Tale includes excerpts from the following recordings:
Xu Pingxin: "Crescent Moon in Deep Night" and "Planting Song"
Pan Jing and Ensemble: "Twittering Birds on the High Mountains"
Hanshin Chinese Folk and Dance Ensemble: "The Hill Named Youth"
Dehai Liu, Ming-yuan Liu, Runfu Zhu, Shang-e Fan, Xiang-ting Li: "Chinese Folk Song: Song in the Jiao Mode"
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Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.
Narrator: Eric Xu Romani
Poet: Li Shen (adapted by Eric Xu Romani)
Illustrator: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: James Napoli
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher