This ancient story by Aesop is brought up to date. The moral remains the same – when somebody tells you of their love and friendship, remember to judge them by their deeds, not their words.
A boy sets out with three loyal dogs and they slay a dragon on their way. Watch out for twists and turns in the story!
A boy makes friends with a talking bird who has many secrets.
Jake has befriended a crow that he calls Birdy. Birdy tells Jake about some history which he has seen for himself in his very long life.
Dad probably does not believe that Birdy can talk – after all he is just a crow – and yet he does seem rather clever and useful.
Jake goes trick-treating with a real Tudor ghost from Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII lived.
Aesop’s fable of the mighty oak and the slender reed is told in verse.
A story from Wales that is a little like Rumplestiltskin
This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals, a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster, 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.
Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, and his adopted brother, the wildman Enkidu, travel to Lebanon to fight the dragon, Humbaba. Adapted from the myth from ancient Mesopotamia.