All Fairytale Stories

The Crystal Ball

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image22507478An enchantress changes her two sons into an eagle and a whale in order to keep her powers to herself. But her third son, the youngest, escapes this fate and begins an amazing journey that will take him to the Castle of the Golden Sun. There he not only meets a princess but unlocks the key to releasing his two brothers from their mother’s spell.

Join us now in celebrating The Story Home’s fifth anniversary year by listening to this venerable old tale penned by The Brothers Grimm.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Here and Faraway” album.

 

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The mystery of twelve Princesses, locked in their bedroom at night, must be solved! The reward is great, offered by their father, the King. He must find out why it is that every night his daughters dancing slippers are completely worn out.  A soldier passing through the kingdom hears of the mystery and ventures to solve it. Listen to how their secret is discovered.

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The Sandman, OleLukie – first two stories

The mythical Sandman named OleLukie, was famous for visiting the Danish children each night to help them fall asleep. He always brings beautiful dreams to children who have been good.  In this episode we present the first two of seven tales from the beloved author, Hans Christian Andersen. Sweet Dreams!

Special Thanks to the Bunk Bed folks for making this story possible.

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The Three Spinners

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!

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The Queen Bee plus The Bee and Jupiter

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.

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Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots was a fearless and clever cat, indeed!  To help his poor young master, Puss put on a pair of boots, outwitted powerful ogres and conquered a world, bringing his fortunate master fame, fortune and best of all…love.

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The Contest of the North Wind and the Sun

Is the North wind more powerful than the gentle sun?  The sun suggests a clever contest to settle the question.   Discover a very special understanding of what it means to be powerful, as we listen to Aesop’s timeless and enchanting fable.

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The Story of a Clever Tailor

A proud princess will only marry the clever tailor if he can survive spending a night in a barn with a dangerous bear.  Will he pass this difficult test, or will he be bested by two other tailors vying for her hand?  Discover a young man whose wit is as sharp as a tailors needle!

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The Conceited Apple Branch

A snobby apple blossom branch thinks that dandelion flowers are plain and unattractive, until a young countess teaches him the real meaning of beauty and a lesson in humility.  After all, dandelions are said to have the power of making wishes come true.  Could there be anything more beautiful?

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The Beggar King

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.

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