A Daughter of the Moon – A Japanese Fairy Tale

A Daughter of the Moon – A Japanese Fairy Tale

A tiny fairy in a bamboo stem, five impossible tasks, and a bottle of the elixir of life.   A Daughter of the Moon – A Japanese Fairy Tale –    In bygone days, ever so long […]

The Elfin Hill – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Elfin Hill – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

  An invitation sent by a raven, a grand banquet of frogs, and an old goblin in search of a wife.   The Elfin Hill  – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale –   Some large lizards […]

Molly Whuppie and the Double-Faced Giant – A Hans Andersen Tale

Molly Whuppie and the Double-Faced Giant – A Hans Andersen Tale

  Three necklaces made from straw, a giant with two faces, and a bridge made from one strand of hair.    Molly Whuppie and the Double-Faced Giant – A Hans Andersen Tale –   ONCE upon […]

The Dragon and His Grandmother – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Dragon and His Grandmother – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Three runaway soldiers, a dragon with a magic whip, and a riddle seven years in the making.    The Dragon and His Grandmother – A Brothers Grimm Tale –    ONCE there was a war. The […]

The Sea-Fairy and the Land-Fairy – A Story from Fairyland

The Sea-Fairy and the Land-Fairy – A Story from Fairyland

Two quarrelling fairies, a sleepy anemone, and a rainbow in a shell.   The Sea-Fairy and the Land-Fairy And How They Quarrelled – A Story from Fairy Land –   THE sea-fairy’s name was Laughing Sapphire, […]

Prince Butterfly and Clover Blossom – A Summer Tale

Prince Butterfly and Clover Blossom – A Summer Tale

A tired earthworm, a beautiful clover blossom, and a glittering transformation.   Prince Butterfly and Clover Blossom  – A Summer Tale –   IN a quiet, pleasant meadow, where green old trees waved their branches as […]

The Bremen Town-Musicians – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Bremen Town-Musicians – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Four unlikely animal friends, a musical calling, and a house full of thieves.   The Bremen Town-Musicians – A Brothers Grimm Tale –   A CERTAIN man had a Donkey, which had carried the corn-sacks to […]

Little Ida’s Flowers- A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale

Little Ida’s Flowers- A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale

  A little wax doll, a palace full of flowers, and a midnight dance.   Little Ida’s Flowers – A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale –    “My Poor flowers are quite withered,” little Ida said. “They were […]

The Three Billy-Goats Gruff – An Old Tale from the North

The Three Billy-Goats Gruff – An Old Tale from the North

  Three hungry goats, a troll with a nose as long as a poker, and a bridge that seems impossible to cross.   The Three Billy-Goats Gruff – An Old Tale from the North –   […]

Hans Clodhopper – A Hans Christian Andersen Story

Hans Clodhopper – A Hans Christian Andersen Story

Three Brothers, a chatty princess, and a noble billy-goat. Hans Clodhopper  – A Hans Christian Andersen Story – THERE was once an old country house, in which lived an old squire with his two sons, and […]

Dick Whittington – A Traditional English Tale

Dick Whittington – A Traditional English Tale

  Streets paved with gold, a cat with an appetite for mice, and a young man whose luck turns around.    Dick Whittington – A Tradition English Tale –   IN the reign of King Edward […]

10 Classic Poems for Children – Pook’s Picks for National Poetry Month

10 Classic Poems for Children – Pook’s Picks for National Poetry Month

Explore this collection of classic children’s poems from the likes of William Blake, Mother Goose, Lewis Carroll and more. Perfect for reading and sharing for National Poetry Month.   1. The Tiger – by William Blake  […]