A boy no bigger than a thumb? The great Merlin himself used his limitless magic to create a tiny child, rewarding the prayers of a farmer and his wife who desired a little son all their own. Little indeed! His unusual adventures were the tallest of tales that we shall learn of in this fanciful and charming old classic.
A King too proud for his own good is taught a lesson by a wise young genii, and is condemned to wander among the poor and wretched until he discovers true kindness and humility. A hard lesson can teach even the most reluctant of kings, as we shall witness in this timeless Jewish fairytale.
“You traded our cow for those foolish beans”, Jack’s mother cried. She threw them out the window and sent Jack to bed. In the morning Jack woke up to see an amazing beanstalk that had grown overnight outside his window. He had to find out what was at the top. Perhaps there was a treasure or an unexpected adventure in the clouds above. Listen and find out!
Where has tiny Thumbelina gone? A sweet and delicate child, only an inch in height, was lost in a great big world for a time. Some creatures gave her comfort and others held her captive, until at last she found happiness in an enchanted land. Hans Andersen’s beloved tail shows the fate of a tiny spirit that is brought by good fortune to a happier place.
The famous Sir Arthur Grenville arrived in a long black limousine, followed by television reporters and fans. Why had he come to Elizabeth’s home? Was it more of the Emerald fairy’s magic? Would Elizabeth get to stay in San Francisco with her friend? Find out as Elizabeth and Gwendolyn’s unusual odyssey continues.
A special thank you to composer, Radhika Miller for the use of her lovely music (Noblesse) from her CD “Gems of Grace”.
A glass mountain kept brave knights from reaching a lofty palace in which dwelled a beautiful but sad princess…until a young man with fearless innocence scaled its slippery heights. Would he succeed? Would he survive the winged guardian of the castle? Find out in this thrilling tale! (Note to parents: This story may be a a little too vivid for very small listeners before bedtime 🙂
Was this a real fairy in the night, or was it a dream? Gwendolyn lives next door to Elizabeth and they are the best of friends. Inspired by an ancient book about fairy powers, they decide to hold a midsummer night fairy ceremony. Gwendolyn, however, is upset when Elizabeth secretly holds one without her…until she finds out why! A summer night can hold many forms of magic, proving that the world of make believe is not so far from our own.
Jack had the perfect Father’s day gift, a brand new compass for his dad. He had purchased it by cutting lawns and doing odd jobs. He and his dad would use the compass on a hike, like real explorers, but there were some unexpected challenges along the trail, as Jack would find out. Now make yourself comfortable and our tale will begin. To all you Dads out there, this one’s for you!
A brave tin soldier falls in love with a paper doll ballerina and then falls out of an open window! Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Steadfast Tin Soldier portrays a perilous journey full of many surprises until we come full round to a touching ending. Come learn about the secret world of toys from the pen of the Danish master who was able to see the world through the eyes of a child and the heart of a poet. Our storyteller is ready now, so let the story begin!
In Beatrix Potter’s enchanted world we meet a curious but sometimes naughty rabbit named Peter, who lives with his brothers and sisters in a little sandbank under the root of a large tree near the woods. His wise mother tries to warn her bunny children about the danger of visiting Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. Did Peter listen to her? Find out what comes of too much curiousity in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.