The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The tale of a pretty young girl, a pair of fine new shoes, and a lesson about the consequences of selfishness. The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale –  so […]

The Witch – A Tale by Andrew Lang

The Witch – A Tale by Andrew Lang

An evil stepmother, a witch the size of a house, and a forest that grows from a comb.   The Witch – A Tale by Andrew Lang – ONCE upon a time there was a peasant […]

The Rose Elf – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Rose Elf – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

A bittersweet love story about tiny elves, a murderous act, and the vengeance of flowers.   The Rose Elf  – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale –  IN the middle of a garden grew a rose tree; […]

The Sparrow’s Revenge – An Indian Tale

The Sparrow’s Revenge – An Indian Tale

A short tale about the death of a loved one, a gang of unlikely animal comrades, and getting the ultimate revenge.  The Sparrow’s Revenge – An Indian Fairy Tale –  ONCE there was a pair of […]

The Buried Moon – An English Fairy Tale

The Buried Moon – An English Fairy Tale

A marsh full of evil things, a wise woman with a brew pot, and a moon that could no longer shine.   The Buried Moon  – An English Fairy Tale – Long ago, in my grandmother’s […]

Fitcher’s Bird – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Fitcher’s Bird – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A deceiving wizard, a bloody chamber, and a wife that seeks fiery revenge.   Fitcher’s Bird  – A Brothers Grimm Tale – There was once a wizard who used to take the form of a poor […]

The Girl Who Danced With The Fairies – An Irish Halloween Tale

The Girl Who Danced With The Fairies – An Irish Halloween Tale

The prettiest girl in all Ireland, a great fire and the most deliciously tempting music. Halloween, otherwise known as ‘All Hallows Eve’ is a celebration that takes place annually on the 31st of October. It is […]

Twisted Tales To Tell This Halloween – 3 Stories from The Brothers Grimm

Twisted Tales To Tell This Halloween – 3 Stories from The Brothers Grimm

Halloween is a time of the year when freaky tales are told, ghosts and ghouls are abundant, and scaring your friends is second nature. We’ve gathered our top Twisted Tales to Tell this Halloween – 3 […]

The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom

A pocket full of peas, the house of death and a severed finger. The Robber Bridegroom is one of the Grimm Brothers darkest tales. It is the tale of the daughter of a miller who is […]

What Came of Picking Flowers

What Came of Picking Flowers

The King of the Birds, the King of the Fishes and a horrible monster that will never die ‘What Came of Picking Flowers’ is a Portuguese tale about a brave boy’s adventure to find his missing […]

The Slaying of the Tanuki

The Slaying of the Tanuki

A tale of deceit and trickery for you this week. The Slaying of the Tanuki is a Japanese tale from Andrew Lang’s Pink Fairy Book. We take you to a long, long time ago where a […]

Donkey-Skin

Donkey-Skin

This week’s fortnightly fairy tale is from the ‘Father of Fairy Tales’, Charles Perrault. Donkeyskin takes a rather sinister beginning as a beautiful princess wears a donkey skin disguise in order to escape her father. Her […]