Royalty Stories

Theseus Battles the Minotaur

Brave Theseus  enters the labyrinth to do battle with the Minotaur, a dangerous creature half beast and half human.  Will the faith of his new friend, Princess Ariadne send him good fortune, or will the wrathful power of the bull creature conquer him.  We shall follow his adventure as he enters the moonlit maze.  A note to parents:  mythic battles can be a bit fierce for the very young!

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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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Jason and the Golden Fleece

Jason, a young hero, is helped by a mysterious sorceress to win the fabled golden fleece. This prize will go to a future king. Rough waters, dark forests, and a hideous dragon will stand in young Jason’s way. Will he triumph or fail? This excerpt from the ancient tale will reveal his struggle and suggest his future.

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Tom Thumb

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.

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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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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…

HOORAY!  The Story Home website has been selected for inclusion in the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids.  What a wonderful honor.  Many thanks to those who submitted our name.

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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 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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King Midas and the Golden Touch

king-midasKing Midas has a golden touch, but this is not necessarily a good thing.  The power came from the fairy realms and gave him riches beyond his wildest dreams!  Yet, all this wealth did not make him happy.  How could this be?  Find out in Alan Scofield’s unique re-telling of the ancient tale of a foolish king who became wise through a hard lesson.

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