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

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

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

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 […]

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

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

Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A boy no bigger than a thumb, a talking cow, and an adventure inside a wolf.   Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  A Poor Peasant sat one evening by his hearth and poked […]

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 […]

St. George’s Day – A Collection of English Fairy Tales

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St. George’s Day – A Collection of English Fairy Tales

Like many early saints, the exact details of the life of St. George remain a mystery. The most famous story is ‘St. George and The Dragon’, which is said to originate from the 13th-century legend: ‘The […]

Hans Christian Andersen – A Birthday Collection

Hans Christian Andersen – A Birthday Collection

We’ve pulled together our favourite stories from Hans Christian Andersen in honour of his birthday. The Danish author born on 2nd April in 1805, is responsible for some of the greatest fairy tales of our time, […]

The Last Little Girl – A Fairy Tale

The Last Little Girl – A Fairy Tale

A sweet story of four little girls, hand-me-down dresses, and a new frock cut out by a crab. The Last Little Girl  – A Fairy Tale –  Once a poor woman had four little girls—four little […]

Charles Robinson – The Secret Garden Illustrations

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Charles Robinson – The Secret Garden Illustrations

The Secret Garden was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1910, and illustrated by Charles Robinson in 1914.  The story follows a young orphan named Mary Lennox and a sickly boy who become unlikely friends. They […]