Fairy Tales

The Commune of Cats

A fiery, catty, fairy tale about a sweet girl who goes to live in a mansion once owned by a princess, and now owned by a commune of cats. The mysterious cat comrade Gatsby is in charge – but who is he really? And how will our heroine, Lizzie fair when …

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Snow White and Rose Red

It’s a long time since we have given you a Brothers Grimm story. We had somehow overlooked this charming tale. The “Snow White” of the title is not related to the more famous Snow White who met the seven dwarfs. This Snow White is the sister of Rose Re…

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The Moscow Cat

A strong and independent cat from Moscow runs away to live in the forrest. A story that is half realistic – in fact based on a real cat – and half traditional Russian fairy tale.

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Sadko

A musical story from Russia. Sadko famed for his beautiful singing voice and his skill on the gusli, a wooden instrument shaped like a wing. His music won the favour of Tsar Morskoi, the Lord of the Sea, who brought him great fortune… and trouble fo…

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The Leap Frog

Hans Christian Andersen’s short but perfect tale about three animals that have pretentions to marry a princess and ‘leap” above their stations in life.

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