A frog who helps a young man in the search for his wife. From the Violet Fairy Book of Andrew Lang.
This charming tale comes from Japan. Two cats – Gon and Koma – fall in love and run away together. They are separated when they meet a fierce dog. Gon becomes the pet and defender of a princess – but will he ever see his true love again?
This charming story about a princess who is rescued by a magical cat comes from Denmark. A free audio download for children.
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!
Mystery and romance as a poor cowherd solves the mystery of where 12 princesses disappear to at night.
Lazy Jack goes out to work, but he’s not used to earning a living, and he gets into all sorts of muddles. An amusing fireside tale from the North of England.
Jack exchanges the family cow for five beans. His mother is furious and throws them out of the window. The beans sprout into a stalk and jack climbs up to the sky and the land of giants.
A Scottish story about a seal catcher who has a chance to speak with one of the animals that he hunts for a living and discovers that seals have feelings just as much as we do.
A SCARY STORY for Halloween. Baba Yaga is one of the most famous and frightening witches in all literature. She lives in a strange hut on hens legs. Vasilissa, a young girl, is sent to visit her.
Fairies appear to a man digging peat on a Scottish moor. Soon he is dancing to strange music with them.