Over The Wall – An Extract from The Secret Garden

Over The Wall – An Extract from The Secret Garden

Posted in Story Time

Today marks the 1911 publication anniversary of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s novel – The Secret Garden. It numbers amongst Burnett’s most famous works and is a classic of English children’s literature. The Secret Garden is […]

The Story of The Bird Feng – A Chinese Fairy Tale

A mysterious and beautiful maiden, a bamboo flute, and a bird of many colours. The Story of The Bird Feng – A Chinese Fairy Tale –  IN the Book of the Ten Thousand Wonders there are […]

The Goose Girl – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Goose Girl – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A talking horse, a false bride, and a princess with hair of gold. The Goose Girl  – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  ONCE upon a time there lived an old Queen, whose husband had been dead […]

The Son of Seven Queens – An Indian Fairy Tale

The Son of Seven Queens – An Indian Fairy Tale

 Seven Queens living in a dungeon, a white witch disguised as a hind, and fourteen eyeballs on a string. The Son of Seven Queens – An Indian Fairy Tale –  ONCE upon a time there lived […]

The True History of Little Golden Hood – A British Tale

The True History of Little Golden Hood – A British Tale

A journey through the wood, a wolf disguised as a Granny, and a magical golden hood. The True History of Little Golden Hood – A British Tale –  YOU know the tale of poor Little Red […]

The Dancing Water – A Sicilian Fairy Tale

The Dancing Water – A Sicilian Fairy Tale

A boy with a star on his forehead, a girl with a moon on her brow, and a deer as a guardian. The Dancing Water, The Singing Apple, and The Speaking Bird – A Sicilian Fairy […]

The Three Little Pigs – An English Fairy Tale

The Three Little Pigs – An English Fairy Tale

Three little pigs building three little houses, and a very hungry wolf that meets a sticky ending.    The Three Little Pigs  – An English Tale –  ONCE upon a time there was an old sow […]

The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale

The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale

A marriage promised to a small trickster, an ugly Desert Fairy, and a pair of lovers eternally bound together by a mermaid.    The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale –  THERE was once a […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Shakespearean Fairy Tale

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Shakespearean Fairy Tale

The spellbinding tale of forest nymphs, four charmed lovers, and a fairy queen who falls in love with an ass.   A Midsummer’s Nights Dream – A Shakespearean Fairy Tale – – By Charles Lamb – THERE […]

The White Cat – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The White Cat – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Three tasks set by the King, a court of hands, and a beautiful white cat. The White Cat   – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  There was once a King who had three sons, all handsome and […]

Sunshine Stories – A Summer Reading List 2020

Sunshine Stories – A Summer Reading List 2020

Posted in Book Blog, News, Summer

This Summer Reading List for 2020 is packed full of tales ready to whisk you far far away – even if you’re only in your garden.With summer in full swing, we’ve collected our favourite sunshine reads […]

Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party – A Story from Fairy Land

Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party – A Story from Fairy Land

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An evening invitation, a nap inside a buttercup, and a journey home on a nightingale’s back.    Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party  – A Story from Fairy Land –  MRS. NIGHTINGALE was going to give an evening […]