Kind William lived up to his name. A fishing expedition as a young lad led to kindness, promises kept, and a brilliant future. "Kind William and the Water Sprite" is just one of the many wonderful fairy tales by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing. Ewing was well-loved by peers for her creative writing for children. This is one example of her talent.
Christmas represents the passing of time. In this warm Christmas tale, the beloved author uses the trees to show a passing of time. Filled with gentle humor and affirmation this short story should be a favorite - maybe from the first listen. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.
The Cobbler was not known as an intelligent man. The common thought was tested when he came into some money. Would he prove wise or would his decision making prove something different? A classic short fable from the author of The Brownies. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.
It’s amazing how far a little kindness and humility can do to a fairy tale. This classic short story follows a find young man who assists an old man who was being taunted by a group of boys. His reward? A jar of his choosing. What magic comes with great choices. Follow the story, cheer on the young man, and feel that the world might be a bit better if such caring were common today. Perhaps it is.
In fairy tales we often find that when magic is used it simply enhances either good traits or bad traits of those who receive the magic. If one were evil at the start magic made them more so. If they were kind their kindness became legendary. So it is with this delightful tale as magic is used on three villages with mixed results.
Here is a story of a miser who is also afflicted with an advanced case of envy. He never had enough. When a magical dwarf takes the challenge to deceive the miser he succeeds in a greater way than even he could have anticipated. Living a life that views generosity as important is the key takeaway in this greedy fairy tale by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing.