All Stories in Order of Publication Page 8
A beautiful princess loses her ball down the well. A frog offers to fetch it for her, if only she promise that he can be her friend. The princess tries to break her promise, but the frog persists.
Captain Blackheart was leaning right over him. “Welcome to The Pirate School, young man,” he boomed. “I hope you like excitement young man, because from now on, you’re going to have plenty of it!”
Jack is being held prisoner by Captain Blackheart and he can’t even tell his parents where he is. He is introduced to Pirate Cuisine on the High Seas, and things go from bad to worse.
The Mock Turtle’s Story. We meet a Gryphon and a Mock Turtle. A Gryphon is a mythological creature and a mock turtle was a type of Victorian Soup. They make strange company.
Odysseus sends his men to explore the interior of a mysterious island. They are enchanted by the singing voice of the beautiful Circe who then turns them into pigs. Odysseus comes in search of his missing men.
The Evil Captain Blackheart demands big money from Jack’s dad to let him back home. But the big question is, will Jack’s dad pay up? Listen to find out.
Egg Island is fortunate enough to have the world’s only Chocolate Tree. It’s made out of solid chocolate, with hot chocolate sauce in its centre – and there’s a scruffy bird who has his greedy eyes on it.
Will Jack walk the plank? Will his toes be nibbled by sharks? Will he live to tell the tale to his dad and his sisters? This is where you find out.
Bertie the Frog Speaks ! As does Tim The Tadpole, Colin The Grumpy Carp, and Sadie the Swan. In this short animation Tim, who is rather a curious little tadpole, has a very important question. And maybe, just maybe, there’s a birthday soon on the pond.
This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who believe they can earn a good living as musicians. But it isn’t really by the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing that gets their supper.