Jack and the Beanstalk – An Old English Fairy Tale

Jack and the Beanstalk – An Old English Fairy Tale

Jack and the Beanstalk is an old English fairy tale. It has been written many, many time by different folklorists and storytellers throughout history. Early appearances include The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean […]

The Frog Prince Story – A Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The Frog Prince Story – A Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The Frog Prince story or, Iron Henry is a fairy tale best known through the Brothers Grimm’s written version. Traditionally it is the first story in their collection, Children’s and Household Tales (Kinder und Hausmärchen, 1812). The […]

Red Roses of Nectar – How Red Roses First Came

Red Roses of Nectar – How Red Roses First Came

Red Roses of Nectar – How Red Roses First Came “At first Roses were all white. This is how they came red: – Cupid loved the White Roses and played amongst them in the meadows of […]

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 […]

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast. The Beauty and the Beast tale has gone through many varied and imaginative incarnations, throughout history and across many different cultures. From the oldest literary […]

The Fairy Maiden – A Legendary Tale from Wales

The Fairy Maiden – A Legendary Tale from Wales

This classic Welsh fairy tale, The Fairy Maiden, tells the tale of a Welsh boy named Tom who, while travelling back to his home near Snowdon, happens upon a circle of dancing folk. Overcome with affection […]

Johnnie and Grizzle – The English Hansel and Gretel

Johnnie and Grizzle – The English Hansel and Gretel

To celebrate National Storytelling Week we are kicking off our new and exciting project; Fortnightly Fairy Tale – whereby we will be sharing with you a wonderful fairy tale, on a fortnightly basis. To receive these fabulous folklore stories from times […]