The Twelve Brothers

The Twelve Brothers

A tale of twelve coffins, a girl with a gold star in the middle of her forehead and an accidental curse with a heavy price.

The Slaying of the Tanuki

The Slaying of the Tanuki

A tale of deceit and trickery for you this week. The Slaying of the Tanuki is a Japanese tale from Andrew Lang’s Pink Fairy Book. We take you to a long, long time ago where a […]

The Story of the Merchant and the Genius

The Story of the Merchant and the Genius

The tale of a wealthy merchant, an avenging Genii and three old storytellers. The Story of the Merchant and the Genius is a tale from The Arabian Nights Entertainments. This wonderfully rich and colourful collection of […]

The Flying Trunk – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Flying Trunk – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

This week we have the perfect tale for reading on Fireworks Night – The Flying Trunk is a famous story that might just teach you not to play or show-off with fireworks. The story was written by […]

The Story of the Three Bears – An English Fairy Tale from Andrew Lang

The Story of the Three Bears – An English Fairy Tale from Andrew Lang

The Story of the Three Bears is one of the world’s best-known fairy tales. It was originally written by English poet Robert Southey in 1837. This English folktale has been adapted many times over the years but […]

The Fisherman and the Genie – An Arabian Nights Tale

The Fisherman and the Genie – An Arabian Nights Tale

The Fisherman and the Genie is a tale from The Arabian Nights. This tale tells of a humble fisherman meeting a vengeful and bitter genie, a different type of genie than the one we are used […]

The Six Sillies – From Andrew Lang’s Red Fairy Book

The Six Sillies – From Andrew Lang’s Red Fairy Book

This hilarious Belgian story, The Six Sillies, is from Andrew Lang’s Red Fairy Book. Andrew Lang was a Scottish folklorist well known for collecting hundreds of folk and fairy tales in his famous Fairy Books. A […]