The story of Cinderella has the perfect recipe for a fairy tale romance – poor little girl, ugly sisters, fairy godmother,handsome prince, and of course, a lost slipper.
Read the Gingerbread Man and listen to the FREE audio story. It’s a fast-paced folktale about a cake who runs away down and is chased by people and animals.
This touching story by Hans Christian Andersen relates how a brave tin soldier keeps a stiff upper lip and remains steadfast throughout all his troubles. He is treated unfairly but never complains, and always remains true to the toy ballerina with whom he has fallen in love.
The tale of Snow White features one of the most fabulous baddies of all time in the form of the Wicked Queen, vainly peering into her mirror and asking – Who is the fairest of us all? Her motivations of vanity and envy are so very human, and that is what gives the tale its power.
A poor fisherman pulls a golden fish out of the sea. When it speaks, he throws it back. His wife is furious, and demands that the magic fish grant them a wish, and then another wish, and then another wish. A story of greed and over-reaching ambition.
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.
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.
This fabulous story from the Jungle Book is about a mongoose who is adopted by an English family in India. He resolutely defends the boy Teddy from the deadly cobra, Nag, and his wicked wife Nagaina.
The plucky Indian Mongoose defends an English family from the evil cobras, Nag and Nagaina. The climax on the veranda where Nagaina confronts the family at breakfast is one of the most thrilling in children’s literature.
The rags to riches story of Dick Whittington and his cat is not just a fairy tale: it is part of the folklore of London. Today there is a monument to his cat near the Whittington Stone pub at the foot of Highgate Hill where Dick sat down and heard the famous Bow Bells of East London ring out: Turn Again Whittington! Thrice Lord Mayor of London!