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 […]

7 Variants of Beauty and the Beast Fairy Tales – A Tale as Old as Time

7 Variants of Beauty and the Beast Fairy Tales – A Tale as Old as Time

7 Variants of Beauty and the Beast Fairy Tales – A Tale as Old as Time The well-loved tale of Beauty and the Beast has a fascinating history, first starting with Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve (1695 […]

Ballade of the Bookworm – A Poem by Andrew Lang

Ballade of the Bookworm – A Poem by Andrew Lang

Ballade of the Bookworm – A Poem by Andrew Lang Ballade of the Bookworm Far in the Past I peer, and see A Child upon the Nursery floor, A Child with books upon his knee, Who […]

Red Roses of Nectar – How Red Roses First Came

Red Roses of Nectar – How Red Roses First Came

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Red Roses of Nectar – How Red Roses First Came “At first Roses were all white. This is how they came red: – Cupid loved the White Roses and played amongst them in the meadows of […]

The Six Sillies – From Andrew Lang’s Red Fairy Book

The Six Sillies – From Andrew Lang’s Red Fairy Book

This hilarious Belgian story, The Six Sillies, is from Andrew Lang’s Red Fairy Book. Andrew Lang was a Scottish folklorist well known for collecting hundreds of folk and fairy tales in his famous Fairy Books. A […]

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast. The Beauty and the Beast tale has gone through many varied and imaginative incarnations, throughout history and across many different cultures. From the oldest literary […]