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!
The Velveteen Rabbit listened as the Skin Horse, the oldest nursery room toy, spoke with great wisdom. He explained what it meant when a toy changed into something REAL. It took time and patience, but most of all it took the love of someone who cared. Learn how the little brown Velveteen Rabbit changes from a shabby toy to something very special in this beloved classic story.
Poor Little Red Hen! She has so much work to do planting her seed, harvesting her wheat, grinding her flour and making her bread. Her lazy barnyard friends sleep, snore, chuckle and watch as she works all day. Who will enjoy her delicious bread when it’s finally baked? This delightful adaptation of an old Russian folktale will provide the answer.
Arthur discovers that a magical test proves to lords and knights, ladies and a kingdom, that his true purpose cannot be denied its rightful time. He is young and inexperienced, but fate has chosen him to lead all Britain. See how Arthur came to be King.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.