Two lazy boys hear about a little man called a brownie who will do all the work in a house. But when one of them asks owl where he can find one, the answer is a little closer to home than expected.
The Visit to Santa Claus Land
Margaret and Joey get taken on a trip to Santa Claus Land by a friendly brownie.
A King is forced to make a promise in order to escape a monster in a well, but he doesn’t realise what it will mean until he returns home.
The Young Head of the Family
A very clever young girl becomes the head of a household and is more than a match for anything that happens.
The Story of Caliph Stork
The ruler of Bagdad wants to take a powder that can turn him into an animal, but if he laughs then he will forget the word needed to change back to human again.
The Maiden who loved a Fish
Nobody wants to marry a maiden who is not so pretty. However she has a beautiful singing voice and a fish becomes enchanted with her. They fall in love together, but it’s not easy for a fish and a human to be together, is it?
Uraschima Taro and the Turtle
A fisherman spares the life of a turtle and his kindness is rewarded years later when he gets in trouble at sea. He meets the sea-princess and earns eternal youth, but he finally decides to go back and see his parents one more time. Warning – lovely story but not a happy ending.
Connla of the Golden Hair and the Fairy Maiden
A ghostly fairy approaches Connla of the Golden Hair and tries to lure him away to to a land where nobody ever grows old.
The Haughty Princess
A snobby princess looks down on all the suitors that want to marry her. Her father, the King, gets fed up and sends her off with the the first vagabond that wanders by and she starts to regret her fussiness.
King O’Toole and his Goose
King O’Toole is sad that his goose is getting old, so when an old gypsy makes him an offer to rejuvenate it, he cannot refuse.
The Three Sillies
A gentleman who is courting a daughter finds out that she and her parents are really silly. So he heads off with the promise that he’ll only return to marry her if he finds three people even more silly than them.
Cassie is the Family Disappointment, she can’t do any of the things her talented circus family can. Madam Zizinkski, the fortune teller doesn’t agree and shows her hope in the crystal ball that things will turn out well.