The Year of the Tiger starts of February 14 2010. We mark the Chinese New Year with a legend from Asia about How the Tiger Got His Stripes
The Fire-Fly princess has many suitors. She tells them all that she will marry the one who can bring her a flame. A glittering story from Japan.
A story from Japan about a poor farmer who rescues a crane and finds that his luck changes for the better until his curiosity gets the better of him.
A dreamy, eastern love story.
A slave asks for his freedom and then sets out on an adventure. This parable from the Middle East has a mysterious and spiritual tone, and is also rather intriguing.
An legend from Japan about how the world was plunged into darkness when the Sun goddess sulked. The other gods gathered to remedy the situation, and invented fun and music.
A Japanese fairy tale about a kind-hearted fisher boy who catches a turtle and lets it go free.
An adventurous and amusing fairy tale from England.
A wild man of the woods is kept prisoner in a cage in the courtyard of the castle. A boy takes pity on the curious captive, and sets him free – only to meet him again later.
A legend of the Cherokee Indians. The first man and the first woman quarrel, and the sun reunites them with a very special gift.