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Created by: Wardour Studios & Kim Normanton
Started: September 23rd, 2020
Status: Active, 119 episodes
This Cinderella-style story from Botswana is a bit sad, but it ends happily. Keeya loses her mother and gains a stepmother and stepsister. The stepmother is a nasty piece, and Keeya gets hungrier and hungrier. Luckily, a purple fish is looking out for her. How can a purple fish help a hungry little girl to find food and a happy ending? Listen to Kim tell this magical fairytale from Southern Africa and find out.
Do you know what the Welsh flag has on it and why it came to be like it is? Storyteller and Comedian Tiernan Douieb tells us the story behind the Welsh flag.
The Queen has died, so her son becomes the new King. But who will tell the King stories at bedtime now that the Queen has gone? In this moving story from Scotland retold by storyteller Amy Douglas, we hear about the King’s quest to find a new storyteller – with an upbeat twist at the end of the tale.
In this fun retelling of an old Greek fable, we hear from storyteller Amy Douglas about the dangers of flattery. We also learn that if you listen carefully to stories, you can learn handy life skills like how to get a free lunch!
Anansi the trickster Spider and Turtle used to be friends, but not any more. This is a story about why they fell out. Sometimes tricksters find themselves being tricked. Who do you think gets tricked in this story, Anansi or Turtle? Listen to storyteller Emily Hennessey and find out what happened.
Anansi the Spider man is up to his tricks again. The rains haven’t come, and there’s not enough to eat, but Anansi finds a magic food pot. Do you think he shares what he’s found? Listen to Tuup’s funny retelling of this trickster tale from the Caribbean and see if Anansi has learned how to share.
The mythical Griffin is half eagle, half lion, so it’s a very strong creature. In this story, a brave boy called Jack goes on a quest to find the Griffin and seek help for a young boy who is not well. The Griffin can be very frightening and bad tempered. Will Jack succeed in his quest? Listen to Kate Corkery telling this slightly scary tale and find out. (ps happy ending of course!)
When Chloe is sent off to live with her mysterious and eccentric grandmother she learns an unbelievable secret. Grandma Ivy is none other than Mother Nature herself! And Chloe is next in line to assume to the power and responsibility of the job. Can a twelve-year old learn to balance the entire world’s ecosystem while just trying to fit in at her new school? Only Mother Nature knows.
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