A poor young maid who hated to spin yarn was whisked away by a cunning queen, who challenged her to sit at the wheel and spin rooms and rooms of flax. She was in tears until three strange but skillful ladies came to her window. Listen to how her fate was changed and everyone found their proper places in the end!
Here are two fine old tales about a Queen Bee. The Brothers Grimm tell of a young simple boy, who in his travels, spares the lives of nature’s smaller creatures. One of his rewards, comes from a winged Queen who helps him undo a magical spell. Aesop, on the other hand, tells of Jupiter’s punishment of a Queen bee that wished for evil, and was stung by justice. We are sure these two stories will keep you buzzing.
If you could have any wish come true, what would you wish for? Would you wish for a world of riches, blessings for your family or abundant health? In this story, a poor man and a rich man are each given three wishes, with very different results! Let us listen to their choices and learn what they bring.
A royal frog you say? Perhaps, but our young princess will never believe it until she is helped by the lowly creature, who, with charm and cunning, wins her heart and saves the day. Never judge a book by its cover or a frog by its skin!
Who was the little grey man in the forest? What kind of magic did he possess? What happened to the boy who was kind to him? The classic tale by the Brothers Grimm will answer these questions and more, as we travel backward through time in the fireside folktales of the old Black Forest in Germany, once upon a time. Listen, and we will begin our journey……
Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Let down your hair! With these well known words, an enchantress and a prince seek to control the fate of a beautiful maiden kept in a very tall tower. Her peculiar story will be told in this timeless tale.
Listen to this classic tale by The Brothers Grimm and find out how the skills that four brothers have mastered, become very useful when a mighty dragon captures a princess. Hear how they must join forces to save her, relying on each other, to rescue the princess from the beast of flames and thunder.
In this classic tale by the Brothers Grimm, a father boasts to a king that his daughter can spin straw into gold. Can she? With Rumpelstiltskin she can! But what he asks her in trade for his help is more than she can bear. See how she changes her fate when he comes to collect his debt.