Aladdin’s Lamp is packed with oriental mystique – not one, but two genies, wicked magicians, gold and jewels galore, a palace that is transported through thin air, a beautiful princes, and a poor boy who gets very lucky indeed.
A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale. The Dodo bird is far from dead. The mouse tells a very “dry” history to try and dry out Alice and the other creatures who are still wet from swimming in the pool of tears. They run a race (a caucus race is actually an election).
One of the most famous tricks of all time. The war between the Greeks and the Trojans is in its tenth year. The Trojans rejoice when they wake up one day to find that the Greek army has finally departed. They have left behind them a strange gift – a giant wooden horse.
This a rather scary story, particularly if you are a very small tadpole. Halloween is the most frightening night the year, or it is the most scrummy night of the year, depending on whether you are on the right or wrong end of a trick or a treat.
The Pool of Tears. Alice continues her out-of-the way experience as she stretches like a telescope, and then almost shrinks away alltogether. She has a wonderful conversation with her feet, and she dreadfully offends a mouse. It all ends in tears – so many tears that Alice and the mouse are swimming in them.
After a huge argument on the pond Colin the Grumpy Carp was forced to reveal the secret of how he got his grouch. We now tell the story. Get your hankies ready, because this one is a real tear jerker.
The classic story of a young girl and a frog who was really a prince under a magic spell. An English version of the the tale – with singing as well as story-telling by Natasha.
Although on an epic scale, the Battle for Troy involves some very personal grudges between the warriors. The climax of our story is the showdown between the Greek Achilles and the Trojan Hector.
Harry and Rosie are travelling by rail to the English seaside. On board the train, their parents fall asleep. Harry and Rosie go in search of a snack and find an adventure. On the way they confront grumpy buffet attendants and railway officials.
The lovely princess Beatrice is on holiday – but she can get no rest because she is constantly being photographed. The newspapers back home are saying some really rude things about her. Bertie is shocked and comes to the rescue.