Author Page for Joseph Jacobs
Dick Whittington goes to London where he has heard the streets are paved with gold. When he leaves after finding that not true, he hears the bells calling him back.
By Joseph JacobsAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Classic, Folk Tale, Historical, True Animals: Cat Reading time: 10 - 15 mins
Fair, Brown and Trembling
The story of a beautiful younger sister who is always being left behind to cook and clean by her two jealous older sisters.
By Joseph JacobsAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Celtic, Classic, Fairy Tale, Irish, Legend Animals: Horse, Whale Reading time: 15 - 20 mins
The Son of Seven Queens
A king ignores a warning not to hunt into the north and becomes enchanted by a witch in the form of a white female deer.
By Joseph JacobsAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Classic, Fairy Tale, Folk Tale, Indian Animals: Deer Reading time: 10 - 15 mins, 15 - 20 mins
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary
Two farmers plot and scheme to get rid of their poor neighbour so they can have his land. Unfortunately for them, he is quite a bit smarter than they are.
By Joseph JacobsAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Celtic, Classic, Fairy Tale, Folk Tale, Irish Reading time: 10 - 15 mins
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.
By Joseph JacobsAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Celtic, Classic, Folk Tale, Irish Animals: Goose Reading time: 05 - 10 mins
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.