The Fisherman and the Genie – An Arabian Nights Tale

The Fisherman and the Genie – An Arabian Nights Tale

The Fisherman and the Genie is a tale from The Arabian Nights. This tale tells of a humble fisherman meeting a vengeful and bitter genie, a different type of genie than the one we are used […]

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales These gorgeous illustrations have been selected from Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault. A wonderful collection of Perrault’s magical fairy tales originally published in 1922. The illustrations are incredibly delicate […]

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Story- A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Story- A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Steadfast Tin Soldier story was first published in October of 1838, in Andersen’s Fairy Tales Told to Children: New Collection, First Booklet. It appeared alongside stories ‘The Daisy’ and ‘The Wild Swans’, but went on […]

Little Briar-Rose – A Sleeping Beauty Story from the Brothers Grimm

Little Briar-Rose – A Sleeping Beauty Story from the Brothers Grimm

Little Briar-Rose (Dornrönschen) is a Sleeping Beauty story by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. There are many variations of Sleeping Beauty type tales, many of which feature some dark harrowing themes. However the Grimm version, […]

Tom Tit Tot by Joseph Jacobs – An English Rumpelstiltskin Tale

Tom Tit Tot by Joseph Jacobs – An English Rumpelstiltskin Tale

Tom Tit Tot is the English variant of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his English Fairy Tales, published in 1890. Like the German tale, the name-guessing game is crucial to the story. […]

Aschenputtel – The German Cinderella

Aschenputtel – The German Cinderella

Aschenputtel is a German Cinderella tale written by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. It was published in Children’s and Household Tales in 1812; a pioneering collection of German folklore. Although similar in many respects to […]

The Short Story of Little Red Riding Hood – by Charles Perrault

The Short Story of Little Red Riding Hood – by Charles Perrault

The short story Little Red Riding Hood is one of the world’s best-known fairy tales. It is a folktale of European origin and there are many other variants from around the world. The Brothers Grimm collected […]

A Mad Tea-Party – 10 Mad Hatter’s Tea Parties for #NationalTeaDay

A Mad Tea-Party – 10 Mad Hatter’s Tea Parties for #NationalTeaDay

A Mad Tea-Party – 10 Mad Hatter Tea Parties for #NationalTeaDay ‘It’s always tea-time’ in Alice’s Wonderland and there’s no tea like the Mad Hatter’s Tea. These 10 illustrations of A Mad Tea Party have been […]

Jack and the Beanstalk – An Old English Fairy Tale

Jack and the Beanstalk – An Old English Fairy Tale

Jack and the Beanstalk is an old English fairy tale. It has been written many, many time by different folklorists and storytellers throughout history. Early appearances include The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean […]

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Kay Nielsen‘s illustrations from Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories are some of his best loved work. Originally published in 1925, this […]

The Frog Prince Story – A Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The Frog Prince Story – A Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The Frog Prince story or, Iron Henry is a fairy tale best known through the Brothers Grimm’s written version. Traditionally it is the first story in their collection, Children’s and Household Tales (Kinder und Hausmärchen, 1812). The […]

A Poem for your Pocket

A Poem for your Pocket

World Poetry Day – A Poem for your Pocket This poem is taken from Rainbow Gold, a book of children’s poetry by many of the great poets. We thought it was the perfect poem to share […]