Posts tagged ‘folktale’


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Julia M. Chiarella-Genoni, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

In “Fair, Brown and Trembling,” one of the stories in our Tales from Old Ireland anthology collection, Fair and Brown keep their youngest sister Trembling locked inside their house working all the time, fearing that she will get a husband before the two of them. Be sure to tune in to find out if Trembling finds a way to escape her life of toil, and read on for a chance to win!


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Jennifer White, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

This week’s podcast comes from an Indian folktale in Storytime. In “The Timid Hare,” a worrisome hare convinces himself that the earth is falling apart. He races through the forest alerting other animals. Tune in to discover the consequences of the  hare’s scaremongering, and read on for a chance to win!


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Amy Lindstedt Kelly, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

Checkout lines are one thing, but would you brave a seven-headed serpent to give the love of your life the perfect present? This week’s podcast from The Fabrics of Fairytale is based on a Swahili folktale featuring a doting husband who does just that. “The Cloth of the Serpent Pembe Mirui” tells the story of Amadi, a man who takes on a fearsome serpent to win the fabric of his wife’s desire. Tune in to our podcast to see if Amadi can get past seven heads and fourteen eyes, and read on to win!


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Lindsey Aylward, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

This week’s podcast comes from Shakespeare’s Storybook and is the inspiration behind the famous playwright’s King Lear. ‘Cap-o-Rushes’ tells the tale of a princess who is banished by her father when he fails to understand how much she truly loves him. Be sure to tune in to see what will become of poor Cap-o-Rushes, and read on for a chance to win!