The Story of King Frost
A bad-tempered woman sends her step-daughter out into the cold to freeze, but when she returns with treasures from King Frost, she sends her other daughter expecting the same. A lesson on the fruits of greed, but be warned, it’s not a happy ending!
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.
A Dreadful Boar
An elf in the form of a wild boar threatens to eat a woman’s grand-daughter that very night. Everyone passing by tries to help her but will it be enough to defend against the evil creature?
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 Moon Cake
A big boy finds a clever way to have another boy’s cake.
The Most Frugal of Men
A man who takes pride in spending as little money as possible sends his son to learn from the most frugal man in the world.
Persevere and Prosper
A young man decides he wants to take a princess for his wife and refuses to give up on his goal.
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 Star Wife
A brave young hunter is enchanted by the Star-maidens who come down in a great basket to dance. He resolves not to rest until he marries one of them.
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?
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.
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.