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 […]

A Little Girl in a Book – A Fairy Story

A Little Girl in a Book – A Fairy Story

A sweet tale of a little girl after an adventure and a journey inside a storybook.  A Little Girl in a Book  A Fairy Story  CHRISTABEL was a little girl who read a great many books. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Wolf & The Fox – A German Fairy Tale

The Wolf & The Fox – A German Fairy Tale

A tale of a crafty fox, an unlikely friendship, and a wolf that lets gluttony get the better of him.   The Wolf & The Fox  – A German Fairy Tale –  A FOOLISH fox once […]

The Prince and The Dragon – A Serbian Fairy Tale

The Prince and The Dragon – A Serbian Fairy Tale

A Prince disguised as a shepherd, a dragon that lives at the bottom of a lake, and a kiss that saves the day.    The Prince & The Dragon – A Serbian Fairy Tale – ONCE […]

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 – […]