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 […]

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 Snow Man

The Snow Man

A diamond dusted garden, a know-it-all yard dog, and a stove-sick snowman. The Snow Man befriends an old yard dog in a beautiful wintery garden where the trees look like a ‘forest of coral’. The Old […]

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse’ Christmas is coming! Here is our gorgeous edition of The Night Before Christmas, a christmas poem, originally […]

Father Christmas at Home

Father Christmas at Home

A determined young girl, a mysterious reflection and a trip to Christmas Land. Father Christmas at Home is the tale of a young girl who travels to Santa Claus’s home to ask him an important favour. […]

The Snow Queen – First Story

The Snow Queen – First Story

First Story – Which Treats of the Mirror and the Broken Pieces.

The Snow Queen – Third Story

The Snow Queen – Third Story

Third Story – The Flower Garden of the Woman who Knew Magic.