Harebells

Harebells

Posted in Spring, Story Time

A field-flower warning, bluebells luminous as evening skies, and a journey to the summit of all things.

The Twelve Brothers

The Twelve Brothers

A tale of twelve coffins, a girl with a gold star in the middle of her forehead and an accidental curse with a heavy price.

The Beauty of the Lily

The Beauty of the Lily

Posted in Spring, Story Time

This delightful tale is taken from The Wonder Garden – Nature Myths and Tales – Illustrated by Milo Winter. Written by Frances Jenkins Olcott, it’s a collection of over 150 nature myths and tales from all […]

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

The original story of the cunning magician, two frightful genies, and a cup of poisoned wine. From our new book The Illustrated Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp showcasing 120 illustrations from 20 different artists from the […]

The Doom of Loki and His Children

The Doom of Loki and His Children

Posted in Norse Tales, Story Time

  The story of three foul offspring, a magic thread made from the breath of a fish, and a venomous punishment.   The Doom of Loki and His Children A Norse Tale IT seemed a strange […]

The Six Swans

The Six Swans

Six years of silence, six little shirts of star-flowers, and an escape from death by fire. The Six Swans A Brothers Grimm Tale A KING was once hunting in a large wood, and pursued his game […]

The Seven Ravens

The Seven Ravens

  The story of a wish come true, a brave and bold sister, and an adventure to the glass mountain.   The Seven Ravens A Brothers Grimm Tale THERE was once a Man who had seven […]

Beaumont’s Beauty and the Beast or La Belle et La Bête- A French Fairy Tale

Beaumont’s Beauty and the Beast or La Belle et La Bête- A French Fairy Tale

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont first published Beauty and the Beast in 1756, as ‘a tale for the entertainment of juvenile readers.’ It first appeared under the title of La Belle et La Bête in response to […]

Sun, Moon and Talia

Sun, Moon and Talia

A fortune told, a pair of little jewels, and a kind-hearted cook. Sole, Luna, and Talia (Sun, Moon, and Talia) is one of the earliest printed versions of the sleeping beauty tale. It was written by […]

The Snow Man

The Snow Man

A diamond dusted garden, a know-it-all yard dog, and a stove-sick snowman. The Snow Man befriends an old yard dog in a beautiful wintery garden where the trees look like a ‘forest of coral’. The Old […]

How the Camel got his Hump

How the Camel got his Hump

Posted in News, Story Time

A World so new-and-all, the Djinn of All Deserts and a very lazy camel. How the Camel Got His Hump is a classic Just So Story from Rudyard Kipling. These fantastically imaginative stories are amongst the […]

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse’ Christmas is coming! Here is our gorgeous edition of The Night Before Christmas, a christmas poem, originally […]