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.
Placed under a dark spell, a royal Prince is given the appearance of a terrible beast. The spell can only be broken by a maiden who senses his inner goodness and loves him for himself. Beauty is repulsed at first, yet something tells her that within this beast dwells something pure and good. Listen to her tale of discovery!
A bedraggled young lady on a rainy night knocks upon a royal door. She claims to be a Princess! Is she or isn’t she? We shall hear all about the unique test she was given that night as a guest and what happened the next morning in this brief but beloved tale by the Danish master, Hans Christian Andersen.
Under a spell, a beautiful young princess lies upon a golden bed, asleep for a hundred years. She waits for a prince, who is destined to find her and awaken her to a true and timeless love. Will he find her? Will he pass safely through the dark, mysterious woods that hide her ancient castle? All this will be revealed in the timeless story of the Sleeping Beauty in the Woods.
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 older version of the classic tale of Cinderella, a mother’s last words will guide a young daughter through the difficult times ahead, urging her to “always bear hardship and ill-treatment with patience and kindness, for then happiness will be your lot in the end.” She receives help from the realm of magic, but the real power to rise above her misfortune comes from the wisdom of her mother’s words. Listen now to how Cinderella journeys from ashes to royalty.
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.
In this classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, a couple of swindlers use pride and fear to fool an emperor and his whole court but they cannot fool a small child who sees the truth with the clear eyes of innocence.