All Fairytale Stories

The Snail and the Rose Tree

The Snail and the Rose TreeA 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!

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Stone Soup, a pot of milk and warm bread

Stone soupFood 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!

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Jack and the Beanstalk

jack and the Beanstock cropped“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!

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The Emperor and the Nightingale

the emperor & the nightingale“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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Thumbelina

ThumbelinaWhere 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.

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The Poor Man and the Rich Man

The Poor Man and the Rich ManIf 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.

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Snow White

Snow WhiteA 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!

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The Glass Mountain

the glass mountainA 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 🙂

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier

tin-soldier2A 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!

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The Frog Prince

the-frog-princehiresA 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!

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