King Thrushbeard – A Brothers Grimm Tale

King Thrushbeard – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A Picky Princess, a Wandering Musician, and a King Under a Spell   King Thrushbeard  – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  HERE was once a King who had a Daughter. She was more beautiful than words […]

The Naughty Boy – A Story about Cupid

The Naughty Boy – A Story about Cupid

A Stormy Night, a Lost Child, and a Love Arrow to the Heart The Naughty Boy  – A Story of Cupid –  THERE was once an old poet, he was a good, honest old poet. One […]

The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab

The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab

A Tree of Golden Pears, a Gluttonous Bear, and a Delicious Meal The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab –  Once upon a time, a very old woodman lived with his very old […]

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 […]

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 […]