The Little Ladybird
In this traditional Portuguese folktale, adapted and translated by Dulce Rodrigues, a vain ladybird has a huge choice of suitors, but does she choose the right one?
How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus
Johnny and his family move to their winter home inside a chimney. On a certain special night, someone comes down the chimney to fill stockings for the children.
The Cracked Pot
Read this tale from Chinese folklore to learn why imperfections and flaws are what make life interesting and rewarding.
Wiley B. Goat
In this funny twist on a classic tale, three trolls need to cross a bridge to get to the better land on the far side of the river. But can they get past Wiley B. Goat?!
Joey goes to Clutterland
Joey is not the best at clearing up his toys, so Mammy uses magic dust to send him on a trip to Clutterland and he starts to see things differently.
The Story of the Man who did not Wish to Die
Sentaro wishes to live forever, he wants to avoid dying at all costs. When he ends up in a land where people live forever, he finds that things are not as straightforward as he imagined.
The Garden of Light
This story is all about hard work and love for kids.
‘Twas the night before Christmas
The famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore about one Christmas eve and the arrival of you-know-who down the chimney.
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
Mr. Jeremy Fisher decides to catch some minnows for his supper-party, but gets quite more than he bargained for.
Little One-Eye, Two-Eyes and Three-Eyes
A girl is mistreated by her sisters One-Eye and Three-Eyes. When a kind woman provides her with a way to always eat well, her sisters become very suspicious.
A Change of Coats
A lobster and a crab pay the price for being a little too worried about how they look.
Before the Moon: Neil Armstrong and the Gemini 8 Mission
The story of astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott’s Gemini 8 mission to dock with the Agena target vehicle, the first ever mission of its kind.
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