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

Sunshine Stories – A Summer Reading List

Posted in Book Blog, News, Summer

This Summer Reading List is packed full of tales ready to whisk you far far away – even if you’re only in your garden. Whether you’re going away or not, these lovely books are the perfect […]

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

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

Posted in News

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 […]

A Little Girl in a Book – A Fairy Story

A Little Girl in a Book – A Fairy Story

A sweet tale of a little girl after an adventure and a journey inside a storybook.  A Little Girl in a Book  A Fairy Story  CHRISTABEL was a little girl who read a great many books. […]

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

Posted in Arthur Rackham, News, Poems

May 1st has been celebrated for thousands of years. Steeped in folklore magic, it marks the halfway point between the spring equinox and summer solstice. The earliest known celebrations of May are Floralia – the festival of […]