Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale

Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale

The story of two daughters, a bloody spindle, and an enchanted land at the bottom of a well.   Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale –  ONCE upon a time there was a widow who […]

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 […]

How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus – A Christmas Story

How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus – A Christmas Story

A curious cricket, a face all fringed with snow-white whiskers, and a surprise stocking.     This text was taken from: Friendly Fairies – Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle   How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus A Christmas […]

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 – […]

The Old Witch – An English Fairy Tale

The Old Witch – An English Fairy Tale

Two sisters seeking fortunes, a magic money chimney, and a lesson in reaping what you sow.   This text was taken from More English Fairy Tales – Illustrated by John D. Batten The Old Witch An […]

The Wind’s Tale – About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters

The Wind’s Tale – About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters

The story of a greedy alchemist, a search for red gold, and a house saved by a stork’s nest. The Wind’s Tale About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters A Hans Christian Andersen Story WHEN the wind […]

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

A proud, vain child, an old soldier with a red beard, and a pair of red shoes that will dance forever. This story was taken from The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen – Golden Age […]

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 Bogey-Beast – An English Fairy Tale

The Bogey-Beast – An English Fairy Tale

A very cheerful old woman, a shape-shifting trickster and a big black pot of luck. This story was taken from English Fairy Tales – Illustrated by Arthur Rackham   The Bogey-Beast An English Fairy Tale THERE […]

The Last Bee of Summer

The Last Bee of Summer

A story of the changing seasons, a mournful peacock butterfly, and a hard-working bee whose end is very near.   This story was taken from Dewdrops from Fairyland – Illustrated by A. Duncan Carse.     […]

The Storks

The Storks

Four determined young storks, a spiteful rhyme, and a twisted moral with a dreadful fate. The text for this story was taken from Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen – Illustrated by Harry Clarke.   The […]

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel is a tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It was first published in Kinder und Hausmärchen (‘Children’s and Household Tales’), a pioneering collection of German folklore published in 1812. Akin to […]