Tag: fairytales

Trusty John

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.Once upon a time there was an old king who was so ill that he thought to himself, “I

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The Twelve Huntsmen

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.Once upon a time there was a King’s son who was engaged to a Princess whom he dearly loved.

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Nennillo and Nennella

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once a good man named Jannuccio, who had two children, Nennillo and Nennella, whom he loved as much

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Blue Beard

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.There was a man who had fine houses, both in town and country, a deal of silver and gold

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Allerleirauh; or The Many-Furred Creature

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.There was once upon a time a King who had a wife with golden hair, and she was so

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Sun, Moon and Talia

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once a great Lord, who, having a daughter born to him named Talia, commanded the seers and wise

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Prince Darling

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.ONCE upon a time there lived a king who was so just and kind that his subjects called him

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Jorinde and Joringel

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.There was once upon a time a castle in the middle of a thick wood where lived an old

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What was she running from?

The untold tale of Goldilocks…Her story really isn’t part of the original tales. In the classic tale of The Three Bears, it’s all about the bears, and Goldilocks just comes in, starving and exhausted, then leaves, never to be seen

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The Golden Root

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once a gardener who was so very very poor that, however hard he worked, he could not manage

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