A kid spends time in his grandfather’s clock shop and tries to answer the age-old, unanswerable question: What is time?
Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse
Princess Ozma sends Jack Pumpkinhead with The Sawhorse to save two children lost in the woods. Can he rescue them from the squirrels that have captured them?
The Water of Life
Three princes go in search of the water of life in order to save the life of their ill father.
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 Sleepless Moon
Peter tries to find out why the moon doesn’t sleep at night.
Mr. and Mrs. Thumbkins
Mr. Thumbkins is very worried as Mrs. Thumbkins has disappeared!
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?
Little Robin Redbreast
Robin is more than a match for Pussy-cat. Classic nursery rhyme.
Bartholomew the frog has prepared wonderful food for his party and now wants to boil the kettle for tea. A story about learning to have patience.
The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies
Flopsy Bunnies, while raiding a rubbish heap of rotting vegetables, fall asleep and are captured by Mr. McGregor who places them in a sack.
The Flying Trunk
A merchant’s son receives the gift of a flying trunk and flies to Turkey, where he tries to win the hand of the sultan’s daughter.
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