A snail that spits at the world meets a rose tree that gives its gifts away to everyone. One is a taker and the other a giver– they have a lot to say to each other! Hans Christian Anderson is the master who voices natures wisdom and spins tales full of whimsy, enjoy!
Food is the inspiration of our three beloved folk tales from long ago. The promise of soup makes the villager’s mouth water in the tale of Stone Soup, dreams of love make a Milk Maid careless with her Pot of Milk, and a Baker and a Money Lender argue over the price of a smell. Bon Appetite!
“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!
“Bring me the Nightingale! Make it appear before the court! Command it to sing for me”, declares a mighty Emperor! Yet neither power nor wealth will move the heart of a creature who sings only for love. Come with us to ancient China where this delicate tale will delight your ears…
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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.
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 child of unsurpassed beauty is born, but soon after her loving mother tragically passes away. Her father marries an evil queen who plots night and day to rid herself of the beautiful girl so that she will be “the fairest one of all. ” Be careful, Snow White! Strangers who come bearing gifts are not always so friendly.
Note: The Story Home is aware that the old fairy tales tell of some awfully unpleasant step-mothers, but the ones we know of are pretty awesome!
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 🙂
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!
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!