I’ve been passionate about creating inspiring stories for children since 1989. From the age of twenty one I travelled all over England telling stories in schools.
Now that I have children of my own, that passion is brighter than ever. I want all of our children to know that they live in a loving universe that is filled with beauty and wonder.
Children are as hungry for stories as they are hungry for food, and like any good parent, I want to make sure they get the nourishing sort of both!
About the stories
I’ve always loved recording stories and have been setting stories to music almost as long as I’ve been storytelling.
Most of the stories on this site, however, are original, beginning with about thirty stories I told at the Moray Steiner School. Over a period of about six years I told stories to the same few classes, starting at age six and telling them their last stories when they were almost teenagers.
Shortly after I met my wife Stella, she began composing music to accompany some of my favourite stories, How the Dragon Remembered His Fire, The Fish Who Wanted To Fly, and The Laughing Cat.
And then we had kids…. But when our oldest was four, I began telling him bedtime stories. Some of these I re-recorded in my recording studio, and some I have put up in their original form, with bedtime background noises!
Stella created the beautiful illustrations for this site, so it really is a family creation. Here we all are.
Leo Sofer, Gloucestershire, April 2013.
PS: Have a look at my other sites:
- LeoSofer.com – Workshops and events
- Stories of the Journey Home – Stories for adults
- Theatre of the Unknown – Performances for adults