At seven, when I go to bed,
I see such pictures in my head.
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At seven, when I go to bed,
I see such pictures in my head.
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“I always find heaps of goodies in my stocking. Don’t like some of them, and soon get tired of those I do like. Then there is a Christmas tree somewhere, with a doll on top, or a stupid old Santa Claus. Really, mamma, I’ve had so many Christmases all alike that I don’t think I can bear another one.”
Continue reading ‘A Christmas Dream, and How it Came True’ »
The tale of wonderful collie who learns all that is important from her cultured mother. When moved to a lovely family a long way off, she has everything she could dream of. One night, a fire breaks out in the house…
We built a ship upon the stairs
All mde of the back-bedroom chairs,
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The seven demons are getting lonely because all the children are being so good and don’t need to visit their caves anymore. This Christmas, they have come up with a plan to make the children unhappy so that they will be naughty…
Continue reading ‘A Kidnapped Santa Claus’ »
Having been banished by his father,the king, for buying advice from a poor woman, he sets out on his own. The advice proves true and by following it, he avoids danger and realises his potential.
Continue reading ‘A Lac of Rupees for a bit of Advice’ »
‘Come’, said the Wind to the Leaves one day.
‘Come over the meadow and we will play.’
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A Cinderella Story: the poor sister who slaves after her siblings and is not allowed to go to the ball. But Ashputtel has a magic bird in the garden who helps her.
Continue reading ‘Ashputtel’ »
When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me.
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The wonderful carol of Away in a Manger about the time when Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in a stable.
Beauty goes to live with a beast so that her father’s life will be spared, but life is not what she feared.
Continue reading ‘Beauty and the Beast’ »
In Winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candlelight.
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The jealous princess takes her sister to the mill-stream of Binnorie to drown her. But will she be silenced forever?
When their wish of having a daughter is granted, the king and queen have a party to which the fairies are invited. However one is a witch and casts a spell which comes to pass on Briar Rose’s fifteenth birthday.
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Buttercups and daisies – Oh the pretty flowers,
Coming ere the Springtime, To tell of sunny hours.
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Disappointed with his youngest daughter’s answer as to how much she loves him, the King throws her out of the castle. She finds work as a maid and slowly her fortune changes, but can she prove her love to him?
Continue reading ‘Cap O’Rushes’ »
This Cat and Mouse partnership seems to be going well, until Mouse finds out that thier food reserve is all gone. An accusation returns this relationship to a more conventional one.
Continue reading ‘Cat and Mouse in Partnership’ »
This unhappy princess runs away and finds herself a job as a poor scullery-maid. But the truth slowly begins to emerge.
Continue reading ‘Cat-Skin’ »
The wonderful story of the Barnes family at Christmas time. What will they do? All snowed in and no Christmas dinner!
This poor girl is treated like a servant by her sisters. They leave for the Prince’s ball, and a fairy Godmother visits Cinderella, changing her fortune forever.
Continue reading ‘Cinderella’ »
Hans marries Elsie because of how clever she is. But he soon finds out that she is not so clever as everyone thought.
Continue reading ‘Clever Elsie’ »
This greedy cook finds she has eaten all her masters dinner and comes up with a clever way to hide it!
Continue reading ‘Clever Gretel’ »
Clever Hans is not so clever after all. Follow his visits to his fiancee, Gretel, and see how he carries home his gifts. He always does as mother says, but should he? Watch out for an unexpected ending!
Continue reading ‘Clever Hans’ »
Seeing how well a doctor could live, this poor peasant decides to call himself one too! Now Dr Knowall, he receives a request for help from a rich lord…but does he really know all?
Continue reading ‘Doctor Knowall’ »
A gallant knight,
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The lights from the parlour and kitchen shone out
Through the blinds and the windows and bars;
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Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away
Lengthen Night and shorten day;
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Up into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?
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Catherine is very silly and makes many mistakes, exasperating her poor husband. When she gives away the last of thier gold, they head out to get it back, one mistake at a time!
Continue reading ‘Frederick and Catherine’ »
Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
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These half-siblings are the best of friends, so when Lina hears of a plan to kill Fundevogel, they run away together. With a little magic, they disguise themselves in order to escape their pursuers.
Continue reading ‘Fundevogel’ »
Hans has a very different view on luck and when he sells his silver for a horse, he embarks on a journey that leaves him feeling like the luckiest man in the world! Continue reading ‘Hans in Luck’ »
After thier wicked step-mother leaves the children in the woods, they find a gingerbread house and meet a witch who wants to eat them.
Continue reading ‘Hansel and Gretel’ »
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
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Jack accumulates animal friends on his journey to seek his fortune. Needing a place to rest, he makes a plan to see off some robbers living in a house.
Continue reading ‘How Jack Went to Seek his Fortune’ »
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
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The leopard and the Ethiopian go off in search of their run-away food. They come across the jungle and learn to adapt to their new surroundings.
Continue reading ‘How the Leopard Got its Spots’ »
Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
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I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,
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I Saw a Peacock, with a fiery tail,
I saw a Blazing Comet, drop down hail,
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When the king’s son’s ball falls into the cage of the wild man, he opens the door to retreive it, setting the creature free. Grateful, the thing looks after the boy and comes to him when called, presenting whatever he wishes. But will anyone know the truth of who the boy really is?
Continue reading ‘Iron Hans’ »
It’s raining, it’s pouring; The old man is snoring.
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‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves,
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
Never having met any other than his own parents, Jack heads off into the world and before long meets a lovely girl whose father offers her hand if he can pass three tasks. But when one goes awry, he has one year to set things straight, with a little help from his friends.
Continue reading ‘Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box’ »
A young boy exchanges his cow for some beans and his angry mother throws them into the garden. But by morning, a giant beanstalk leads Jack to another world.
Continue reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ »
After Jack Hannaford’s visit, we are all left wondering who is silliest; the man or his wife!
Continue reading ‘Jack Hannaford’ »
Jimmy Scarecrow is sad in the winter as he has nothing to keep him busy. But he hears jingle bells and a very nice old man offers him a job!
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This Johnny Cake hops out of the oven and rolls off down the lane, scoffing as he goes. Is anyone he meets faster than him?
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Poor Jorinda is trapped as a bird in the fairy’s castle. Her fiance, Jorindel must find a way to approach the castle without being turned to stone. Can he free her?
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When the princess is to choose a husband, she stands her suitors in a line and mocks each of them, calling one ‘Grisly-Beard’. Embarassed by her arrogance, her father determines to marry her to the next man to enter the castle. As it happens, it is a poor fiddler, who walks her through King Grisly-Beard’s beautiful kindom before arriving at his dirty hole.
Continue reading ‘King Grisly-Beard’ »
Jack’s mother is fed up with his laziness and sends him out to get work. Each day he finds work and each night manages to ruin his reward.
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The daughter fulfills her fathers promise by going to where the lion lives, only to find him an enchanted prince! But the spell on him becomes deeper and her journey begins in earnest.
Continue reading ‘Lily and the Lion’ »
Little Red Cap is taking some treats to her grandmother when she meets the hungry wolf. Running late, she arrives at the house to find a nasty surprise.
Continue reading ‘Little Red Cap’ »
Lullaby, oh, lullaby!
Flowers are closedand lambs are sleeping;
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Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
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A beautiful girl falls down a well and wakes in a magical land. She works there for Mother Holle and receives a handsome reward. Her jealous sister decides to follow in her footsteps with a different outcome.
Continue reading ‘Mother Holle’ »
It seems some friendships are never meant to be; as the Mouse and the Cat show here.
Continue reading ‘Mouse and Mouser’ »
On a little piece of wood,
Mr. Spikky Sparrow stood;
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Upon finding some money, this poor couple decide to purhcase a cow and sell the milk and cheese. But when Mr.Vinegar buys the cow, he becomes distracted and makes a few bad decisions.
Continue reading ‘Mr. Vinegar’ »
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
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The unfortunate name of ‘Nix Nought Nothing’ leads to a misunderstanding and the King’s boy is given to a giant! With the help of the giant’s daughter, he escapes. But will his parents know him now that he’s a man?
Continue reading ‘Nix Nought Nothing’ »
The wolf helps Old Sultan win the love of his family, only to request help of his own. But Old Sultan cannot help and their friendship takes a knock. Thank goodness the three-legged cat turns up!
Continue reading ‘Old Sultan’ »
Summer fading, winter comes,
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
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Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.
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How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat,
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Rapunzel is locked in a tower by her evil step-mother, but a Prince finds her and they plan her escape.
Continue reading ‘Rapunzel’ »
Goodbye, goodbye to Summer!
For Summer’s nearly done;
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A girl is locked in a tower and told to spin straw into gold if she wants to live. But she is not magical so when a goblin offers his help, she accepts. His price, however, is high and now it is time to collect his payment.
Continue reading ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ »
Snow White is so beautiful that her jealous, evil step-mother tries to kill her. So she runs away and meets an interesting group who look after her. But the step-mother finds out where she is…
Continue reading ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ »
These two sisters are the best of friends and love to spend the day playing with animals in the woods. But one day they find a little dwarf whose beard is stuck.
Continue reading ‘Snow-White and Rose-Red’ »
Snowdrop is so beautiful that her jealous, evil step-mother tries to kill her. So she runs away and meets an interesting group who look after her. But the step-mother finds out where she is…The Story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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Sound the flute! Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight, Day and night,
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Star Light Star bright,
The first star I see tonight,
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Great is the sun, and wide he goes,
Through empty heaven without repose;
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Hearing of a plot to kill her, this girl escapes from her step-mother and runs off with her boyfriend. They use some magic to disguise themselves and decide that Roland would go to the village first and return for her. But a long time later, he has not returned…
Continue reading ‘Sweetheart Roland’ »
Swing, Swing, Sing, Sing,
Here my throne and I am King.
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A lovely little story from Joseph Jacbos
This teeny-tin woman lives in a teeny-tiny world and a teeny-tiny voice has frightened her.
Continue reading ‘Teeny-Tiny’ »
Moral: Ask the right questions.
Continue reading ‘The Ass and the Grasshopper’ »
Moral: It is wise to turn circumstances to good account.
Continue reading ‘The Bat and the Weasels’ »
The hedgehog and the tortoise have avoided being ‘lunch’ for the young jaguar as he just can’t tell which is which. Until now. They must learn each others skills if they are to further confuse him and avoid being eaten.
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Having been fired by the king for being too wounded to work, this Soldier wanders into a wood, hungry and thirsty, whereupon he meets a witch. While working for her, he finds a very special blue light! How his life changes!
Continue reading ‘The Blue Light’ »
Moral: Carelessness has consequences.
Continue reading ‘The Boy Hunting Locusts’ »
In times when all animals were wild, the woman set about making them all tame, so that they could all work together. But the cat is having none of it.
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Moral: The disharmony between needs and possessions.
Continue reading ‘The Cock and the Jewel’ »
Once Mr. Daddy Long-legs, Dressed in brown and gray,
Walked about upon the sands, Upon a sumer’s day;
Continue reading ‘The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly’ »
A hungry dog some meat had seized,
And, with the ample booty pleased,
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A sparrow and a dog become good friends, but one day a tragic event leaves the sparrow angry for revenge. This dark tale follows his trail of punishment till the very end.
Continue reading ‘The Dog and the Sparrow’ »
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo, ‘Good gracious! how you hop!
Over the fields and the water too, As if you never would stop!’
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A shoemaker and his wife are very poor and have very little leather left to make and sell shoes. But some secret night-time visitors start helping and the shoemaker’s success improves.
Continue reading ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ »
This emperor loves clothes and commissions two men to make him one of their famous suits. It is said that it can only be seen by clever people, so why can no one see it?
Continue reading ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ »
Moral: There is strength in union.
Continue reading ‘The Father and his Sons’ »
Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs. But the little Fir wanted so very much to be a grown-up tree.
Continue reading ‘The Fir Tree’ »
When the fisherman tells his wife of the enchanted fish-prince he released, she demands he returns to request a favour in return. Granted her wish, her greed grows and grows.
Continue reading ‘The Fisherman and his Wife’ »
Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse –
Perhaps you have seen him before;
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A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
Continue reading ‘The Foolish Fir-Tree’ »
After four years apart, four brothers and thier father meet to demonstrate their new skills. Learning of a distress call from the King,they set off to help. But which of them should win the prize?
Continue reading ‘The Four Clever Brothers’ »
Honoured to meet Fox, Cat starts a polite conversation, only to be belittled and embarrassed. But then, fate steps in to make a point.
Continue reading ‘The Fox and the Cat’ »
Having been sent away by his master for being too old to work, the horse wanders into a wood where he meets a fox…
Continue reading ‘The Fox and the Horse’ »
A frog fetches a princess’ ball out of the pond, but she doesn’t keep her side of the promise. So he finds her castle and insists on eating and sleeping there for three nights, as agreed.
Continue reading ‘The Frog Prince’ »
This poor couple love each other very much and want to buy each other the nicest presents. But they have very little money. Find out what they do, what presents they give and how much they pay for them!
The youngest brother is the only one who heeds the advice of the fox and manages to win the treasure for their father. But his brothers deceive him and take it all for themselves, until the fox appears again to help.
Continue reading ‘The Golden Bird’ »
Dummling is the youngest son and is not as strong or clever as his brothers. But he is kinder and this trait leads him on a journey his brothers could only dream of.
Continue reading ‘The Golden Goose’ »
Her maid has stolen her horse and clothes and arrives at the prince’s castle looking like the bride. But the poor princess, wearing the maid’s clothes, is offered a job looking after the geese. It is lucky that she has some magic as this alerts the king to his son’s false bride. Find out how.
Continue reading ‘The Goose-Girl’ »
This statue is of the late Prince who was always happy. But now he sits outside the castle walls and sees hardship and suffering and it makes him sad. A sparrow takes shelter on him and they become friends, doing good deeds all over the town.
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They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to sea:
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A wicked step-mother kills her son so that her daughter can be the sole heir to her husbands wealth. But she is so ashamed that she makes her daughter feel responsible. Once buried, the boy returns as a bird to take revenge.
Continue reading ‘The Juniper-Tree’ »
A fairy had told Heinel of his iminent fortune and so he happily sets sail on rough waters. Finding an enchanted land, he undergoes the pains to break the spell and marries the beautiful princess. But after years there, he longs to see his father and makes a promise to his wife.
Continue reading ‘The King of the Golden Mountain’ »
From breakfast on through all the day,
At home among my friends I stay,
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At evening when the lamp is lit,
Around the fire my parents sit;
Moral: It is possible for even a mouse to confer benefits on a lion.
Continue reading ‘The Lion and the Mouse’ »
Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when—the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven; one fell down and formed a long trail of fire.
This poor Peasant uses his cunning to make a little money. His trickery proves very lucrative!
Continue reading ‘The Little Peasant’ »
Will you walk a little faster? said a whiting to a snail,
There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.
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A silly servant to the great ‘know-all master’ decides to gather some secrets while the master is away.But not knowing the language, he speaks a spell that sends things spiralling out of control!
Continue reading ‘The Master and His Pupil’ »
A poor peasant goes on his travels with just three pennies. But he offers them to a bird who rewards him with three wishes. Find out how he makes use of them!
Continue reading ‘The Miser in the Bush’ »
A Silly young Mouse, Ventur’d out of the house,
In spite of his mother’s advice;
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There lived an old man in the kingdom of Tess,
who invented a purely original dress;
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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…
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The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
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This woman goes to great lengths to get her pig home; requesting the help of a host of strangers who all need a little persuasion.
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The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea,
In a beautiful pea-green boat.
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Into the street the Piper stept, Smiling first a little smile,
As if he knew what magic slept. In his quiet pipe the while;
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The Queen’s baby has a gift:he can wish for anything and it will appear before him. The Cook decides to kidnap him and hides him away, but the poor queen is accused of carelessness for losing him and is sentenced to seven years in a tower. Years later, the boy finds out who he is…
Continue reading ‘The Pink’ »
The Pobble who has no toes, Had once as many as we;
When they said ‘Some day you may lose them all';
He replied ‘Fish, fiddle-de-dee!’
How can you tell a real princess? This Queen knows and she tests her method on a guest!
Continue reading ‘The Princess and The Pea’ »
When the youngest brother joins them on their journey, the two elder brothers mock him as he is a dwarf and cannot do as much as them. But they discover an enchanted castle made of marble. Who can break the spell?
Continue reading ‘The Queen Bee’ »
Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;
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Wandering alone in the woods, a man meets a raven who is really an enchanted girl. He agrees to help break the spell, but can he pass the tests ahead of him?
Continue reading ‘The Raven’ »
Nobody knows better how remarkable this rocket is than the Remarkable Rocket himself. He considers the Prince very honoured to have him perform at the wedding. But being a sensitive soul, his tears dampen more than just the occassion and his ‘letting off’ is not quite what he expected.
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Having never visited her fiance, the girl reluctantly accepts an invitation to a party at his house. But after witnessing a scene of horror there, she flees and relays the events to her father. Find out how she brings him to justice.
Continue reading ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ »
Oh! a bare, brown rock, Stood up in the sea,
The waves at its feet, Dancing merrily.
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A dark tale of a step-daughter seeking revenge for her own murder.
Continue reading ‘The Rose-Tree’ »
With the help of a magic cloak and bird heart, this poor huntsman becomes wealthy and sets off to see the world. But when he meets a beautiful woman with a greedy witch mother, things change very quickly. Can he restore his wealth and keep the woman he loves?
Continue reading ‘The Salad’ »
The Giant returns from abroad to find children playing in his garden, so he throws them out and locks the gate. But why, then, is he not happy? Why do the flowers not grow and the sun not shine? This Giant goes on a beautiful journey all in his back garden!
Continue reading ‘The Selfish Giant’ »
Having inadvertently turned his seven sons into ravens , the king hides their existence from his new daugther so as not to upset her. But upon hearing of them she leaves the castle in order to find and free them.
Continue reading ‘The Seven Ravens’ »
The little china ornament Shepherdess and Sweep decide to leave their table and venture out into the wide world, only find themselves back where they started…but something has changed.
Continue reading ‘The Shepherdess and the Sweep’ »
The snow-flakes grew larger and larger, till at last they looked just like great white fowls. Suddenly they flew on one side; the large sledge stopped, and the person who drove rose up. It was a lady; her cloak and cap were of snow. She was tall and of slender figure, and of a dazzling whiteness. It was the Snow Queen.
Continue reading ‘The Snow Queen’ »
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
Continue reading ‘The Spider and the Fly’ »
This youth doesn’t know very much and can’t make a living. He is interested in what it is to ‘shudder’ and when his father sends him away to look after himself, he resolves to find out.
Continue reading ‘The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was’ »
These three make a narrow escape from death just to find themselves at the rivers brink. Find out why beans have black seams!
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The sun is not a-bed, when I,
At night upon my pillow lie;
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How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
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It is Christmas time and Miss Bennet hears that her neigbours may have to go into the poorhouse! Is there anything she can do? She has so little herself. There must be something….
Three Bears leave their morining porridge to cool as they take a walk in the forest. Meanwhile a naughty old woman ventures inside and helps herself to whatever she can find. What will the bears do when they get back?
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After three years of studies, his father is angry to find out how little his son has learned and so disowns him. However, these three languages are the key to the young man’s much higher purpose.
Continue reading ‘The Three Languages’ »
The Big Bad Wolf meets his match with the third little pig who lives in a house of bricks, so he tries to lure him out earlier and earlier each day…
Continue reading ‘The Three Little Pigs’ »
The Gentleman had never met such silly people as his fiancee’s family, so he sets off to find some even sillier than them before marrying the daughter.
Continue reading ‘The Three Sillies’ »
Donkey, dog, cat and cock leave home as they are too old to work. They plan to become musicians in the town, but on the way they find a house that takes their fancy.
Continue reading ‘The Travelling Musicians’ »
This poor brother grows the biggest turnip ever seen and offers it to the King, who in return awards great wealth. His rich brother is jealous and tries his own luck.
Continue reading ‘The Turnip’ »
With the help of some magic, a soldier takes up a King’s challenge to find out why his twelve daughters’ shoes are always worn out in the morning. Many have tried, failed and paid with thier lives. How will his soldier fair?
Continue reading ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ »
On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
Having left his beloved wife to visit his bed-ridden father,he learns that his dying wish is for him to marry another! In his grief he consents and makes preparations. The poor wife, hearing of this, makes some preparations of her own. Continue reading ‘The Twelve Huntsmen’ »
‘Seven in one Blow’ becomes this tailor’s motif after he swats seven flies at once. But thinking he is capable of killing seven men in one blow, people start to fear and respect him. One emperor puts him to the test. Continue reading ‘The Valiant Little Tailor’ »
The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
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When the king is ill, his three sons journey to find The Water of Life in order to save him. A test of all three characters, it is the youngest who comes up trumps by finding the water and rescuing his brothers. But will he be rewarded?
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Mr Fox wants to test Mrs Fox’s loyalty to him and so pretends to be dead and watches as the suitors line up. But one day he really does die and this time Mrs Fox has her pick of all kinds of animals. Will she marry?
Continue reading ‘The Wedding of Mrs Fox’ »
The king has a secret dish served to him everynight and the servant is so curious that he has a peak. After just one bite, his life is changed forever. Find out why!
Continue reading ‘The White Snake’ »
A bear insults the young of the wren he believes is king and the wren declares war. All four footed animals prepare to fight all winged animals. Find out who are victorious.
Continue reading ‘The Willow-Wren and the Bear’ »
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you.
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Moral: The Tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.
Continue reading ‘The Wolf and the Lamb’ »
Mother Goat leaves to collect food and warns her seven kids to be wary. But who should come a-visiting but the Big Bad Wolf, hungry for some lunch. Will the kids recognise him for what he is?
Continue reading ‘The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids’ »
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die.
Continue reading ‘There was and Old Lady’ »
THERE was once a man who did not like Christmas. His name was Scrooge, and he was a hard sour-tempered man of business, intent only on saving and making money, and caring nothing for anyone.
Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse do everything at the same time, but this time, it is not so. Follow the long series of events that equalisethe balance.
Continue reading ‘Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse’ »
Tom thumb is so small that he can fit inside a snail’s shell, so surely he can’t do much good? Can he? Follow him on this adventure and learn how being small can be a great advantage.
Continue reading ‘Tom Thumb’ »
The king has married a girl on the condition that she spins five yarn bundles a day in the last month of every year. But she cannot, so when a black goblin offers his help, she accepts. His price, however, is high and now it is time to collect his payment.
Continue reading ‘Tom Tit Tot’ »
If the butterfly courted the bee,
And the owl the porcupine;
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The Oak is called the king of trees,
The Aspen quivers in the breeze,
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Jessie and Fred had gone to bed very early so they might be the first to shout “Merry Christmas!” but their eyes would not stay shut.
Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
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Whenever the moon and stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,
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When icicles hang by the wall,
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail
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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
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