Our Favourite Fae Fairy Tales

Our Favourite Fae Fairy Tales

In celebration of all things magical, we are sharing our favourite fae fairy tales with you. The term ‘fairy tale’ has been used to describe the genre since the seventeenth century, when the pioneering French writer, […]

Beautiful Fairy Books for International Fairy Day

Beautiful Fairy Books for International Fairy Day

To celebrate Fairy Day, we would like to share with you some of the most beautiful fairy books, full of fae, piskies, nymphs, and sprites to enchant any reader. From children’s stories and fairy tales to […]

Fairy Tale Friendships: Tales of Best Friends in Classic Fairy Stories

Fairy Tale Friendships: Tales of Best Friends in Classic Fairy Stories

Many fairy tales feature stories of romantic love and extraordinary adventure, but for #NationalBestFriendsDay we invite you to uncover some classic stories of best friends in fairy tales. From the heat of the desert to the […]

The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The tale of a pretty young girl, a pair of fine new shoes, and a lesson about the consequences of selfishness. The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale –  so […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 –  […]

The Story of a Mother – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Story of a Mother – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

A sorrowful story of a mother chasing death, eyes that fall out and turn to pearls, and a garden of God’s flowers.   The Story of a Mother  – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale – A […]

The Sparrow’s Revenge – An Indian Tale

The Sparrow’s Revenge – An Indian Tale

A short tale about the death of a loved one, a gang of unlikely animal comrades, and getting the ultimate revenge.  The Sparrow’s Revenge – An Indian Fairy Tale –  ONCE there was a pair of […]