Old Frost and Young Frost – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale

Old Frost and Young Frost – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale

A wintry tale of youthful arrogance, a frozen Lord, and a lesson learnt through hard work.   Old Frost and Young Frost   – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale –    Once there lived Old Father Frost, and […]

Why the Sea is Salt – A Norse Tale

Why the Sea is Salt – A Norse Tale

A Christmas trip to Hell, a quern that grinds all kinds of things, and a skipper who made too much salt.     This text was taken from: True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales – […]

Father Christmas at Home

Father Christmas at Home

A determined young girl, a mysterious reflection and a trip to Christmas Land. Father Christmas at Home is the tale of a young girl who travels to Santa Claus’s home to ask him an important favour. […]

The Little Match Girl – by Hans Christian Andersen

The Little Match Girl – by Hans Christian Andersen

The sad tale of The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen was first published in 1845. It tells the story of a young girl enduring the ever worsening weather and freezing cold as she tries […]

Twas the night before Christmas – with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Twas the night before Christmas – with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Twas the night before Christmas – Full Poem with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham Christmas is coming! Here is our gorgeous edition of The Night Before Christmas, a yuletide poem, originally known under the title ‘A Visit […]

The Snow Queen – A Winter Tale

The Snow Queen – A Winter Tale

The Snow Queen – A Winter Tale (The Golden Age of Illustration Series) The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen is a perfect winter tale for cosy bedtime reading. It is Andersen’s longest story and is […]

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day It’s National Apple Day! To celebrate we’re sharing Arthur Rackham‘s beautiful illustrations from Eden Phillpott’s delightful book A Dish of Apples. We’ve also added our favourite […]