The Red Shoes – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Red Shoes – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

A proud, vain child, an old soldier with a red beard, and a pair of red shoes that will dance forever. This story was taken from The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen – Golden Age […]

The Girl Who Danced With The Fairies – An Irish Halloween Tale

The Girl Who Danced With The Fairies – An Irish Halloween Tale

The prettiest girl in all Ireland, a great fire and the most deliciously tempting music. Halloween, otherwise known as ‘All Hallows Eve’ is a celebration that takes place annually on the 31st of October. It is […]

The Bogey-Beast – An English Fairy Tale

The Bogey-Beast – An English Fairy Tale

A very cheerful old woman, a shape-shifting trickster and a big black pot of luck. This story was taken from English Fairy Tales – Illustrated by Arthur Rackham   The Bogey-Beast An English Fairy Tale THERE […]

The Last Bee of Summer – An Autumn Story

The Last Bee of Summer – An Autumn Story

A story of the changing seasons, a mournful peacock butterfly, and a hard-working bee whose end is very near.   This story was taken from Dewdrops from Fairyland – Illustrated by A. Duncan Carse.     […]

The Storks – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Storks – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

Four determined young storks, a spiteful rhyme, and a twisted moral with a dreadful fate. The text for this story was taken from Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen – Illustrated by Harry Clarke.   The […]

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel is a tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It was first published in Kinder und Hausmärchen (‘Children’s and Household Tales’), a pioneering collection of German folklore published in 1812. Akin to […]

The Making of the Opal

The Making of the Opal

A story from the town of Crystal Mountain, a wedding dress cut from a rainbow, and a stone made with the mist of sunshine.

The Imp Tree

The Imp Tree

The Imp Tree tale is from Fairy Gold: A Book of Old English Fairy Tales. It was compiled by Ernest Rhys and illustrated by Herbert Cole. Rhys was a famed writer and editor – best known […]

A Crow is a Crow for Ever

A Crow is a Crow for Ever

A tale of one greedy bishop, a very clever crow, and dead cat for dinner.

The Elder Tree Mother

The Elder Tree Mother

This story is taken from The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. It was a project that took Nielsen twelve years to complete, and his illustrations perfectly capture the other-worldly spirit […]

The Giant who had no Heart in his Body

The Giant who had no Heart in his Body

This tale is from East of the Sun and West of the Moon – Old Tales From the North. A collection of Nordic and Norwegian folklore, edited and collated by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. […]

Old Man Coyote and Summer in a Bag

Old Man Coyote and Summer in a Bag

This tale is taken from The Wonder Garden – Nature Myths and Tales – Illustrated by Milo Winter. Written by Frances Jenkins Olcott, it’s a collection of over 150 nature myths and tales from all parts […]