The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

  The Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, a shape-shifting lover, and an abundance of beautiful autumn fruit.   THE WOOING OF POMONA – An Autumn Story –   ONCE upon a time, in the happy days of old, Vertumnus, Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, […]

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 […]

The Giant and Three Golden Hairs – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Giant and Three Golden Hairs – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A lucky little baby, a giant with hair of gold, and a crafty ferryman.   The Giant and The Three Golden Hairs – A Brothers Grimm Tale – THERE was once a poor woman whose little […]