They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea… And when the Sieve turned round and round, And every one cried, ‘You’ll all be drowned!’ They called aloud, ‘Our Sieve ain’t big, But we don’t care a button! we don’t care a fig! By Edward Lear.
A princess is spoiled and unable to appreciate the gifts of natural beauty that her prince sends her. And then she sees a clever little toy that she really, really wants. It belongs to the keeper of the Emperor’s pigs – the Imperial Swineherd.
St. Valentine was the first person to write a love letter signed “From your Valentine”. He did this in prison on the eve of February 14th, in the year 270 AD and this is his story.
In the year of the Rat, Bertie gives sanctuary to a special visitor to the pond.
How the Chinese years came to be named after the animals. It was all decided by a swimming contest.
The story about the time that Katie got into BIG TROUBLE at school, just because she’s a witch. It was all terribly unfair. Then the chance came to prove how useful her magic could be.
The final part is the most magical yet, taking us across the frozen landscapes of Finland and Lapland under the dazzling Northern Lights – to the palace of the Snow Queen.
Gerda searches for Kay who has been kidnapped by the beautiful Snow Queen. Her journey brings her to a witch with a lovely garden where it is always warm summer. Gerda forgets about Kay until she notices that just one flower is missing from the garden.
A masterpiece by Hans Christian Andersen, full of the strange beauty of ice-cold winter, and the warmth of true love. Kay is kidnapped by the Snow Queen. His childhood sweetheart, Gerda, goes in search of him, and travels across a magical landscape to the frozen North.
A shoemaker was terribly poor and had just enough money to buy leather for one pair of shoes. A Christmas story with elves – guaranteed to delight children.