Sacrificing herself for the safety of her father, Beauty goes to the castle of the Beast to die. However, the Beast turns out to be a "softy", and showers Beauty with many gifts, but tells her she may not leave the palace. But she wants to leave.... What does he do? This European tale, told vividly by narrator Kathy Verduin, is an exquisite story of love and family.
A man with a beard is not an uncommon thing, but a man with a blue beard is quite the uncommon thing...and not a great hit with the ladies! So come and discover how Blue Beard was able to get a wife, and convince her that he was a good man.... And yet her curiosity into his past drove him beyond her imagination! Find out the shocking end to this tale, narrated through several characters by Kathy Verduin.
Never, ever judge a book by its cover, for you could lose out on such wonderful things! The Prince found his way to this marvelous castle, which appeared to be mysteriously run by 12 hands that floated hither and yon, yet dressed him, fed him, and entertained him...until he met the true owner of the castle, a white cat. But was she really a cat? She could talk about the most interesting things, and was very intelligent. The Prince was falling in love with a cat! Then one day, she told him to do something drastic to her, but why?
If you had some beans that grew into a huge stalk, that grew into the sky...would you be brave enough to climb it? Jack did...not once, but 3 times! And what he found at the other end was quite an adventure of giants, fairies, and harps that could play by themselves... Listen to the theatrical narration by Kathy Verduin.
A mean step-mother, a wicked witch, and poor starving children...all make up this tale taken from the Grimms fairy tales, and true to the Grimm style it is. However "Innocent Good" triumphs over "Horrible Bad," in this tale narrated by actress, Kathy Verduin.
What a test a young lady must go through to find out if she is the perfect princess! Only the prince knows who will be the right one.... This short tale, by Hans Christian Anderson tells a tale about how a prince finds a valid princess, narrated by Kathy Verduin.
In order to save his own life, Puss becomes a very clever kitty. He makes his master into something he's not, fools a King and his daughter, and eats an Ogre, all in a day's work! The French tale is narrated with vivid voices, by Kathy Verduin.
Snow White had a wicked step-mother, and she thought she escaped her by staying at the house of the seven dwarfs. However, there was a "tattle-tale" mirror that kept saying where she was. The step-mother found her three times, but was not able to hurt her, because she kept getting saved.... This Grimm's Fairy Tale has many characters, as portrayed through the narration of Kathy Verduin.
"Beautifully told, both charming and elegant."
Bewitched by a spell, by a fairy godmother that was in a bad mood that day, poor little Sleeping Beauty gets stuck by a needle through her hand, and faints instantly into sleep for 100 yrs. Her castle is overtaken by the woods, and her servants have been put under a spell of sleep as well. Who finds Sleeping Beauty, and how does he wake her up? What happens to her servants, and the castle? The tale is unraveled by the narration of Kathy Verduin.
"Classic Sleeping Beauty true to the original tale"
Poor, raggedy little girl, meets Fairy Godmother, who transforms her life from rags to riches. This puts her way beyond the reach of her nasty step sisters... But, what does she do to them when she marries the Prince?
The French version of the classic fairy tale of "Good meets Evil." Little Red is happily on her way to her sick Grandma's house, with cakes in hand, only to get a BIG surprise upon entering!
Three strikes and you're out! They say a woman is never satisfied. A beautiful young princess asks her suitor to do three impossible things to win her hand. Little does she know that he has help in the form of special animals, and he is able to get through all three unscathed.
What's it like to be a sister with 12 brothers? In this story it's pretty good, until she makes a mistake, and puts a spell on them for seven years, and she's speechless.... This story by the Brothers Grimm has an interesting spin, as told and acted by Kathy Verduin.
Another Grimm's Fairy Tale, "The Enchanted Stag" is a story about how a little sister cares for her brother while he is under a spell by their wicked step-mother. A King saves them both, and then they are betrayed again by the step-mother.... Will the King be fooled by the step-mother, will the brother always be under the spell? Find out who lives happily ever after. Narrated by Kathy Verduin.
What world did Sinbad land in? One with monstrous birds, gigantic serpents, and an ingenious way to accumulate real diamonds...yes, diamonds that must be brilliantly snatched from these monsters, without their knowing. Listen to Kathy Verduin, as she narrates through the thoughts of Sinbad.
So you think a cat has nine lives, well, Tom Thumb has 29! Follow the adventures of Tom, and see how many times he escapes death...one time being mixed into pudding, another being eaten by a giant, and ending up in the sea, then getting eaten by a fish, and ending up on the King's table! See how many more adventures Tom has, and how the Fairies take care of him to help him survive. Narrated by Kathy Verduin.
The young simpleton had to compete with his brothers, and in this story taken from Grimm's Fairy Tales, he wins by being honest, and "Good Samaritan-like" to the right old man in the woods. His prize; a golden Goose, and what happens is quite a sticky situation for all that meet him.
This narrative, aptly performed by Kathy Verduin, of The Three Bears, is a fairy tale first recorded in narrative form by British author and poet Robert Southey, and first published anonymously in a volume of his writings in 1837.