Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A paper cloak, strawberries in the snow, and a toad for every word spoken.  Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale – ONCE upon a time there lived a man, whose wife […]

Over The Wall – An Extract from The Secret Garden

Over The Wall – An Extract from The Secret Garden

Today marks the 1911 publication anniversary of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s novel – The Secret Garden. It numbers amongst Burnett’s most famous works and is a classic of English children’s literature. The Secret Garden is […]

The Underground Workers – An Estonian Fairy Tale

The Underground Workers – An Estonian Fairy Tale

A lost peasant, a cave of hidden treasures and a very strange dream. The Underground Workers An Estonian Fairy Tale ON a bitter night somewhere between Christmas and the New Year, a man set out to […]

The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story

The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story

Christmas eve magic, a picture that comes to life, and a visit from Father Christmas. The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story – IT was Christmas Eve, and a little girl lay in her little […]

The Cat and The Parrot – An Indian Tale

The Cat and The Parrot – An Indian Tale

A lazy parrot, four hundred and ninety-eight cakes, and a cat that lets hunger get the better of him. The Cat and The Parrot  – An Indian Tale – ONCE upon a time, a Cat and […]

Princess Orchid’s Party – A Fairy Story

Princess Orchid’s Party – A Fairy Story

A shy fairy, a party in a glass house, and a new home made among the honeysuckle. Princess Orchid’s Party   – A Fairy Story –  A FAIRY whose name was Hedgeflower once lived in a wild […]

The Four Winds and The Garden of Paradise – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Four Winds and The Garden of Paradise – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The mother of the winds, a journey to the Garden of Eden, and a forbidden kiss under the Tree of Knowledge.  The Four Winds and The Garden of Paradise  – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale –  […]

How Peeping Kate was Piskey-Led – A Cornish Fairy Tale

How Peeping Kate was Piskey-Led – A Cornish Fairy Tale

A long Halloween night, a Piskey in a barn, and a troop of Spriggans holding an Elfin Fair. How Peeping Kate was Piskey-Led – A Cornish Fairy Tale –  ’T IS Hallowe’en Night, Teddy, my boy. […]

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo – A Just So Story

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo – A Just So Story

Three Gods, a Kangaroo that wished to be different, and a hungry Dingo that wouldn’t quit.  The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo – A Just So Story – NOT always was the Kangaroo as now we […]

The Story of The Bird Feng – A Chinese Fairy Tale

The Story of The Bird Feng – A Chinese Fairy Tale

A mysterious and beautiful maiden, a bamboo flute, and a bird of many colours. The Story of The Bird Feng – A Chinese Fairy Tale –  IN the Book of the Ten Thousand Wonders there are […]

The Goose Girl – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Goose Girl – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A talking horse, a false bride, and a princess with hair of gold. The Goose Girl  – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  ONCE upon a time there lived an old Queen, whose husband had been dead […]

The Son of Seven Queens – An Indian Fairy Tale

The Son of Seven Queens – An Indian Fairy Tale

 Seven Queens living in a dungeon, a white witch disguised as a hind, and fourteen eyeballs on a string. The Son of Seven Queens – An Indian Fairy Tale –  ONCE upon a time there lived […]