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 […]

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 […]

The Making of the Opal

The Making of the Opal

A story from the town of Crystal Mountain, a wedding dress cut from a rainbow, and a stone made with the mist of sunshine.

Thumbelina

Thumbelina

A girl who grew in a tulip, an epic adventure of good and evil, and a flower fairy finale. This is Hans Christian Andersen‘s classic fairy tale ‘Thumbelina’. The story of a tiny girl who sleeps […]

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 […]

The Fairies Who Changed Places

The Fairies Who Changed Places

This delightful fairy tale is a perfect spring read. It tells the tale of how snowdrops and snowflakes are made and how their fairy makers came to be. Starblossom the flower fairy and Drop-of-Crystal the snow […]

Cendrillon – A French Cinderella Tale

Cendrillon – A French Cinderella Tale

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the celebration of love and affection, we thought we’d revisit one of the most classic love stories of all time. Cinderella, as it was penned by Charles Perrault, follows our […]

The Fairy Maiden – A Legendary Tale from Wales

The Fairy Maiden – A Legendary Tale from Wales

This classic Welsh fairy tale, The Fairy Maiden, tells the tale of a Welsh boy named Tom who, while travelling back to his home near Snowdon, happens upon a circle of dancing folk. Overcome with affection […]