All Stories

Below are all of the inspirational stories in the Palace of Stories catalogue. Some are grouped by age and theme into Story Boxes, some by age into Story Chests and the rest are Bonus Stories which you will receive if you Buy the Palace.

Use the navigation above to view stories by age, or on the right to view the contents of individual Story Boxes, Story Chests or Bonus Stories.

A Bump on the Head

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
A Bump on the Head
A young man's car slides off the road in heavy snow, and that's just the start of his troubles...
Length: 09:22
For ages: 5+

A Christmas Story

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
A Christmas Story
A bus driver mysteriously finds that no-one is waiting at any of the stops on his normally busy route, until a strange young man gets on and all is revealed...
Length: 05:50
For ages: 5+

A Knock at the Door

Categories: All Stories, Imagination (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+
A Knock at the Door
Once there was a girl who was so absorbed in her books that she almost nothing could drag her away from them. One night, however, all kinds of unexpected characters turn up at her door...
Length: 11:08
For ages 3+

A Message for Kingly Eyes

Categories: All Stories, Connecting to Nature (for ages 5+), Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes
A Message for Kingly Eyes
A messenger arrives half dead at the King's palace bearing an important message that he has travelled across the kingdom to deliver. But it can only be read by kingly eyes. When the guard finds that he cannot read it, he is faced with a dilemma: should he show it to the King or not? What if the King cannot read it either?
Length: 13:36
For ages 5+

A Snotty Story

Categories: All Stories, Imagination (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+
A Snotty Story
A boy with a heavy cold goes to bed to recover. But when he sneezes all over the pages of his story book, the characters complain! A story all about covering your mouth and wiping your nose!
Length: 05:53
For ages 3+

A Strong Man

Categories: All Stories, Inner Strength (for ages 7+), Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes
A Strong Man
A strong blacksmith comes to the aid of a little girl when she needs protecting from the boys in the street. But can he protect her from the harsh words she speaks to herself inside her head?
Length: 06:17
For ages: 7+

A Tractor Tale

Categories: All Stories, Imagination (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
A Tractor Tale
A boy finds a tractor standing in a field with the keys still in it. He does what he knows he shouldn't do, with calamitous results!
Length: 07:23
For ages 3+

A Wintry Tale

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 7+, Stories for age 7+
A Wintry Tale
Three interwoven tales... A man is given shelter on a freezing winter's night by a group of strangers... A King with a terrible affliction seeks the help of a carpenter who makes magical chairs... A potter is astonished to find one of her pots speaking to her...
Length: 39:28
For ages: 7+

Above the Sea

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
Above the Sea
A fish who has never imagined what might lie above the sea, one day sees the hull of a boat cutting through the waves, and simply has to know what it is. And after that, there's no turning back...
Length: 12:55
For ages: 5+

Asking For Help

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
Asking For Help
The captain of a ship that was about to be wrecked in a storm, sees a huge whale rising up out of the ocean beneath him, and is gripped by a desperate impulse…
Length: 06:54
For ages 3+

Bags of Nothing!

Categories: Acceptance (For ages 7+), All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes
Bags of Nothing!
Three interwoven tales... The boy, overwhelmed with loneliness, finds support in a kindly teacher.... The Princess, desperate to the point of distraction to be liked and accepted, finds solace in the arms of the palace cook... The King, secretly lonely and longing for real friendship, finds the key to his dreams in a most unlikely place...
Length: 36:54
For ages: 7+

Betty’s Fish

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes, The Power of Stories (for ages 3+)
Betty's Fish
One day Betty’s fish said “I’m bored of this fish tank! All I see are the same things day after day after day”. Betty’s solution to the fish’s boredom leads from one thing to another to an outcome she never could have dreamed of.
Length: 12:47
For ages 3+

Counting to a Hundred

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
Counting to a Hundred
A boy defeats a fierce lion by challenging him to a counting competition. Who will get to a hundred first?
Length: 14:34
For ages 3+

Finding the Music

Categories: All Stories, Finding your Gift (for ages 5+), Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes
Finding the Music
A man, seeking music that he loves, finds it - most unexpectedly - flowing out of him!
Length: 08:18
For ages 5+

Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly
The story of a caterpiller’s dream of becoming a butterfly. Surely, something so ugly, fat and stumpy could never become such a beautiful and elegant creature? But her dream is so strong that it becomes her reality…
Length: 12:04
For ages 5+

Full of Stories

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
Full of Stories
A young boy meets an old man one day and learns something from him that alters the course of his life, and comes in particularly useful when he himself is an old man.
Length: 7:59
For ages 5+

Good of Heart

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
Good of Heart
Every day the Queen would slip away from her official duties to attend to a secret labour: making notes in a little book of who amongst her subjects is "good of heart". One day, when the Queen is expelled from her palace and must wander her former realm as a vagabond, this notebook comes in very useful...
Length: 41:15
For ages 7+

Grandmother’s Jumper

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
Grandmother's Jumper
A grandmother knitted a lovely jumper but couldn't decide which of her many grandchildren it could be for. "Maybe it's for the grandchild I love the best" she wonders. But as she soon discovers, love has no favourites...
Length: 04:18
For ages: 3+

How Not To Spend The King’s Gold

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
How Not To Spend The King's Gold
A King sets an old farmer a test: he must make the journey from his impoverished farm to the royal palace without spending any of the King's gold coins. It takes the farmer many attempts before he succeeds, but in the end he is rewarded beyond his wildest dreams!
Length: 22.39
For ages: 5+

How the Dragon Remembered His Fire

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
How the Dragon Remembered His Fire
For as long as anyone could remember the Dragon had sat in his cave, huddled around a feeble fire and weeping for lack of warmth. Only when a curious boy comes and offers to help him does he remember where his true fire comes from.
Length: 33:17
For ages: 5+

How the Fire Engine Caught Fire

Categories: All Stories, Imagination (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
How the Fire Engine Caught Fire
The firemen arrived at the burning house to find that the source of the fire is unlike anything they have ever seen…
Length: 03:34
For ages 3+

How The Gorilla Found His Banana

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
How The Gorilla Found His Banana
Once upon a time a gorilla conceived of such a great hunger for a banana that he brought about a wondrous miracle...
Length: 05:40
For ages: 5+

How The Old Lady Changed Everything

Categories: All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes, Transformation (for ages 5+)
How The Old Lady Changed Everything
An old lady was so fed up with her life that she went to a wizard and asked him change everything for her. "Everything?" he asked. "Yes, absolutely everything!" she replied. But transformation of that order requires some special magic...
Length:
For ages: 5+

How To Cook A Pancake

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+
How To Cook A Pancake
After flipping two pancakes unsuccessfully, the boy has an ingenious idea...
Length: 03:29
For ages: 3+

I’ve Lost My Mum!

Categories: All Stories, Losing & Finding (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
I've Lost My Mum!
"I've lost my mum!" wailed the boy to the policeman. "When did you last see her?" the policeman replied. This question turns out to have more answers than one, as the boy finds his way back home again!
Length: 03:58
For ages 3+

Jim and the Colourful Coat

Categories: All Stories, Finding your Gift (for ages 5+), Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes
Jim and the Colourful Coat
Jim was a very sensible man, the sort of man who didn't take many risks. But one day he spots an outrageously colourful coat in a shop and cannot help but buy it and put it on. Unfortunately, that's the day that the King is out looking to find a new Jester...
Length: 29:18
For ages 5+

Joe, The Singing Pretzel-Seller

Categories: All Stories, Following your Heart (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
Joe, The Singing Pretzel-Seller
One day Joe, who has sold pretzels on the same street corner for as long as anyone can remember, finds that his oven isn't working. But the idea of having nothing to give his regular customers is so unappealing that Joe goes out and stands there nonetheless. Only when the first of his regulars asks him for a pretzel does the unexpected happen...
Length: 07:12
For ages: 3+

Letters from God

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
Letters from God
A postman, saddened that he never has anything to give the boy who every day asks him if he has any letters for him, decides to write the boy a letter. But from whom should he say it has come?
Length: 13:48
For ages: 3+

Magic Donkey Grain

Categories: All Stories, Inner Strength (for ages 7+), Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes
Magic Donkey Grain
The donkey was so old that he wasn't much good for working anymore. His knees knocked and he wheezed when he walked. But one day his master loaded him up with heavy sacks and told him to carry them to his friend at the top of the mountain. How is the donkey to manage such a journey? Only with a lot of "help" from some creatures he meets along the way...
Length: 13:16
For ages: 7+

Mr and Mrs Star

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
Mr and Mrs Star
A boy builds a ladder one day in the hope of conversing with the stars. Soon Mr and Mrs Star have dropped down from the sky and are happily telling him stories!
Length:
For ages: 3+

My Dream or Yours?

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
My Dream or Yours?
A woodcarver makes an exquisite doll which comes to life and declares herself to be a Princess from another world who has been rudely pulled into the woodcarver’s dream. But how to get her back? And what if she is the one dreaming him?
Length: 32:40
For ages: 5+

Old Man’s Legs

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
Old Man's Legs
An old man goes to a wizard begging to have his old man's legs changed into young man's legs. And although the wizard warns him that he won't like the results, he pesters him until he relents. But before long, the old man is back, complaining of all the trouble his young man's legs are causing him...
Length: 05:25
For ages: 3+

Persephone, the Tin Can Girl

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
Persephone, the Tin Can Girl
One day a little girl finds a girl all made out of tin cans under a bush in her garden. But she won't eat toast, and she won't eat oranges. What will she eat?
Length: 11:24
For ages: 3+

Row, Row, Row My Boat

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
Row, Row, Row My Boat
Once a fisherman was fishing upon the river, when he spied a shark beneath his boat. Realising that she was lost and far from home, he pulls her back to safer waters.
Length: 06:35
For ages: 3+

Shark Tales

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
Shark Tales
Once there was a ship that sank at sea leaving all aboard floating on a raft: the captain, the first mate and a young boy. When a shark appeared in the water beneath them, it seemed like all was lost. And then the boy did something extraordinary that saved all their lives...
Length: 11:53
For ages: 3+

Surrounded by Kin

Categories: All Stories, Connecting to Nature (for ages 5+), Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes
Surrounded by Kin
An old woman lives all by herself and is full of loneliness. None of her children or her grandchildren come to visit her any more, and in desperation she goes to a witch who is famous for potions that can change anything. But can she change the old woman's loneliness?
Length: 15:06
For ages 5+

Sweeter than Honey

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
Sweeter than Honey
A boy loved eating pancakes with sugar, pancakes with jam, pancakes with honey, and even with chocolate spread. But his mother had once told him that love was the sweetest thing of all, so he set off to find some love to spread on his pancake...
Length: 05:06
For ages: 3+

Teddy Bear Lost in the High Street

Categories: All Stories, Losing & Finding (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
Teddy Bear Lost in the High Street
Once there was boy who could not bear to be without his teddy bear and insisted on taking him everywhere he went. One day, however, he left him in the High Street, with rather unexpected results...
Length: 07:03
For ages 3+

Teddy Bear Lost in the Supermarket

Categories: All Stories, Losing & Finding (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
Teddy Bear Lost in the Supermarket
Once there was boy who could not bear to be without his teddy bear and insisted on taking him everywhere he went. One day, however, he left him at the supermarket, with rather unexpected results...
Length: 07:49
For ages 3+

Teddy Bear Lost on the Common

Categories: All Stories, Losing & Finding (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
Teddy Bear Lost on the Common
Once there was boy who could not bear to be without his teddy bear and insisted on taking him everywhere he went. One day, however, he left him on the common near his house, with rather unexpected results...

Length: 07:02
For ages 3+

Teddy Bear’s Night-time Adventures

Categories: All Stories, Losing & Finding (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
Teddy Bear's Night-time Adventures
As the Teddy Bear rowed towards the shore he could already hear the gathered crowds cheering, "hail to the King! The King has returned!"...
Length: 04:07
For ages 3+

The Adopted Daughter of the Sea

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
The Adopted Daughter of the Sea
A sailor finds a baby crying on the sands of a tiny deserted island. No sooner does he take her up in his arms and attempt to comfort her than the island vanishes beneath the waves...
Length: 12.39
For ages: 5+

The Alluring Blue Flower

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Alluring Blue Flower
One day a princess found a rare blue flower so alluring that she followed it all the way to an ogre's cave. But the ogre was not all that he seemed to be, and what happened when they met changed both of their lives.
Length: 30:35
For ages: 7+

The Angel Who Went to School

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
The Angel Who Went to School
Once an Angel decided to become a girl, to be able to help people better. But her first day at school did not go well...
Length: 09:25
For ages: 3+

The Balloon Who Wanted To Be Free

Categories: All Stories, Following your Heart (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
The Balloon Who Wanted To Be Free
Once there was a hot air balloon that desperately wanted to be free. He tried floating away a few times, but when he ended up tied to a pushchair he needed to try something that had never been done before...
Length: 13:01
For ages: 3+

The Bare-Knuckle Boxer

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Bare-Knuckle Boxer
Alone in a rough part of town, the young man was overcome with an almost unbearable thirst. Pushing his way into a low down tavern he finds himself by the ringside of a wild bare knuckle boxing match, only to realise that the jug of water that he has just drained belonged to one of the boxers...
Length: 28:18
For ages: 7+

The Beast’s Best Day

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
The Beast's Best Day
The Beast, who was always demanding things to eat and drink and saying "Yuk!" and "Disgusting!" in return, learns to say please and thank you, and has the best day he's ever had!
Length: 07:52
For ages: 3+

The Best Banana

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
The Best Banana
A monkey goes looking for a banana that will make his toes tingle and his fingers dance, his heart throb and his ears waggle...and finds it in a most unexpected way!
Length: 05:23
For ages: 3+

The Best Trick of All

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
The Best Trick of All
A boy loved playing practical jokes on people. In fact he loved this so much that he decided he needed to up his game and get even better at it. So he goes to visit a witch to ask her for a magic spell that would make his tricks even more fun. The witch fulfills his wish, but not in the way he was expecting!
Length: 08:27
For ages: 3+

The Bishop, The Vicars and the Wild Eyed Young Man

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Bishop, The Vicars and the Wild Eyed Young Man
A bishop doing the rounds of his churches, hears of a young man who has been upsetting his vicars by going from one church to another and saying "Show me God!", to which none of them have found an adequate answer...
Length: 10:33
For ages: 5+

The Blessing Witch

Categories: All Stories, Finding your Gift (for ages 5+), Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes
The Blessing Witch
Once there was a witch who lived in the forest. Every morning she would wake up and try to find someone or something to bless. In order to find new people and ways to bless, one day she transforms herself into a mushroom growing alongside the forest path. But it's actually her idea of how to bless that gets transformed by the person who comes along the path…
Length: 25:58
For ages 5+

The Blessings of the Earth

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
The Blessings of the Earth
The delivery man had thought that he had finished for the day. But just as he was clearing out his van, he found a tiny little parcel that needing delivering. He was so tired, however, that he just couldn’t face another journey across town. Hoping no-one would see him, he tossed the little parcel into a garden and hoped to forget about it…
Length: 13:48
For ages 5+

The Boy Turned Into a Toad

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Boy Turned Into a Toad
One day a witch turns a little boy into a slimy, black toad. He escapes from the dangers of the forest and returns to his home where his Mum and Dad don’t know what to do! Yet the love they have for their son inspires the most unexpected learning for everyone…
Length: 34:46
For ages: 7+

The Boy Who Knew He Was A King

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
The Boy Who Knew He Was A King
Once upon a time there was a rabbit who had amazing dreams down in her burrow under the earth. But when she tried to share her dreams with her friends, none of them even knew what a dream was! Only the little girl who lived in the farmhouse understood...
Length: 12:51
For ages: 3+

The Carpenter’s Crutches

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Carpenter's Crutches
A carpenter makes a pair of crutches for a customer and finds that they have a life of their own...
Length: 12:38
For ages: 5+

The Doof

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Doof
A sailor boy was so foolish that whatever the captain told him to do, he'd do the opposite. However, one day, by simply doing his foolish things, he manages to rescue the whole ship from certain danger...
Length: 09:43
For ages: 5+

The Dragon’s Fire

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Dragon's Fire
Once a little girl asked a dragon to help her and her mother heat their little home, where the fire had gone out and they hadn't any more wood. He comes and blows fire into her stove, but by the morning her stove is cold again, and the dragon starts longing for a way of helping her that's more long-lasting...
Length: 14:23
For ages: 5+

The Dreaming Rabbit

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
The Dreaming Rabbit
Once upon a time there was a rabbit who had amazing dreams down in her burrow under the earth. But when she tried to share her dreams with her friends, none of them even knew what a dream was! Only the little girl who lived in the farmhouse understood...
Length: 14:19
For ages: 3+

The Fearless Soldier

Categories: Acceptance (For ages 7+), All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes
The Fearless Soldier
Once there was a soldier who was utterly fearless on the field of battle. But put him in a bar with an attractive woman and he would lose all his courage and begin to shake uncontrollably...
Length: 38:01
For ages: 7+

The Fish Who Wanted To Fly

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 7+, Stories for age 7+
The Fish Who Wanted To Fly
Once there was a fish who wanted to fly. Oh how he wanted to fly! But no-one could tell him how to do so. No-one, that is, until a wise old fish tells him the secret. But that is only the beginning of his adventures...
Length: 43:47
For ages: 7+

The Flying Ox

Categories: All Stories, Following your Heart (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
The Flying Ox
"Let me tell you a secret" said the crow, as the Ox lay panting after pulling the plow all morning. "You, my friend, have wings... you've just forgotten about them!"
Length: 11:09
For ages: 3+

The Frog Boy

Categories: Acceptance (For ages 7+), All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes
The Frog Boy
One day a little girl found a little green frog in a well in the forest. "Take me home with you!" said the frog. "I'm really a boy under a spell!" But freeing the boy from his froggy spell takes a lot more than she had bargained for...
Length: 25:41
For ages: 7+

The Frog’s First Story

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
The Frog's First Story
Once there was a frog whose only concern was food, which was usually passing flies. Just imagine: he had never even heard a single story in his life! One day a charming sprite visits him and opens up his world...
Length: 31:30
For ages: 5+

The Giant’s Horse

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Giant's Horse
A blacksmith is asked one day to make a pair of horseshoes that are twice as large as normal ones...
Length: 07:26
For ages: 5+

The Girl and the Flying Horse

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Girl and the Flying Horse
"I have to ride you!" said the girl to the horse. "Mistress, you may ride me if you wish," replied the horse, "but when you get off my back, you will no longer be a girl, you will have become a woman! Are you sure you still want to ride me?"
Length: 07:02
For ages: 7+

The Girl From the Forest

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Girl From the Forest
Once upon a time there was a boy who was so desperate for a sister that he would go into the forest every day and look for a one. His mummy keep telling him that girls don't grow on trees and that he should give up his search. But then one day, while out in the forest, he discovered a little girl made of twigs and straw and earth...
Length: 21:34
For ages: 5+

The Girl Made of Wood

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
The Girl Made of Wood
"I've lost my Daddy!" said the little girl that the sculptor had just made out of wood. "Well, what does he look like?" replies the sculptor, "maybe I can help you find him"...
Length: 08:25
For ages: 5+

The Glasses-Maker and the Giant

Categories: All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes, Transformation (for ages 5+)
The Glasses-Maker and the Giant
A glasses-maker is stumped one day when a miserable looking man comes into his shop and asks him to make him a pair of glasses that "let me see the beauty in the world, because all I can see is the world's ugliness!" The glasses-maker's struggle to help the man lead him to a marvelous discovery...
Length: 22:27
For ages: 5+

The Golden Apple

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 7+, Stories for age 7+
The Golden Apple
A farmer finds an apple tree growing in a field he has always left fallow. When the autumn comes it bears a single golden apple...
Length: 10:24
For ages: 7+

The Grumpy Princess

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Grumpy Princess
Once upon a time there was a princess who lived in a lovely castle, yet for all the fine things in her life, she was not happy. In fact, she was downright grumpy, always complaining about the tiniest details that were not exactly as she wanted them to be. At his wits end, the King came up with a radical plan... that went unexpectedly wrong!!
Length: 26:14
For ages: 7+

The Handkerchief That Cured All Sorrows

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Handkerchief That Cured All Sorrows
Three interwoven tales... A man, compulsively digging through his pockets, is approached by a kindly old woman with a story to tell... A king, in dismay over his ailing wife, meets a most unlikely messenger of healing... A peddler, carrying an empty rucksack, comes across an odd old man in possession of a very peculiar handkerchief...
Length: 36:22
For ages: 7+

The Handkerchief’s Story

Categories: All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes, Transformation (for ages 5+)
The Handkerchief's Story
An old woman sat stitching a handkerchief, not realising what a story she was setting in motion...
Length: 07:34
For ages: 5+

The Hatmaker and the Ant

Categories: All Stories, Connecting to Nature (for ages 5+), Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes
The Hatmaker and the Ant
One day a hatmaker is quietly working in his workshop when an ant calls to him: "Excuse me! Could you make me a hat?" What happens next changes the hatmaker's life forever...
Length: 23:32
For ages 5+

The Ironmonger’s Task

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Ironmonger's Task
Three interwoven tales... Searching for a new home, a family with twelve children comes across a mysterious light hovering in the sky in front of them... A king and queen who took great pride in helping the people of their kingdom, are stumped by the peculiar problem of one young man... A brawny craftsman who fashioned iron for the people of his village, receives a perplexing request from a mysterious old gentleman...
Length: 41:46
For ages: 7+

The King’s Lost Brother

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 3+, All Stories, Stories for age 3+, Story Chests
The King's Lost Brother
A fisherman finds an old man in rags living in the mountains who says he is the lost brother of the King. When he is invited back to the palace, his table manners prove to be rather less than regal...
Length: 08:34
For ages: 3+

The Knight With The Crack In His Armour

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
The Knight With The Crack In His Armour
Once there was a knight who had a crack in his armour, running all the way down his side. He had tried everything to mend it, but without success. One day, however, he stumbled upon a witch who did far more than mend it...
Length: 13:07
For ages: 5+

The Laughing Cat

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
The Laughing Cat
Once there was a cat who was always laughing! Whatever she saw, whoever she was with, she would laugh and laugh, and no-one knew why. But one day a little girl asked her why and found that the cat had quite a story to tell...
Length: 48:19
For ages: 5+

The Little Girl Who Drove a Big Train

Categories: All Stories, Following your Heart (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
The Little Girl Who Drove a Big Train
"Oh please let me drive the train, please, please, please!" said the little girl. But the train driver insisted that she wasn't strong enough to grasp the big handles and steer the train. But she wouldn't give in, until in exasperation the train driver let her try for just a moment, if only to see how heavy the big handles were, and how she couldn't possibly drive such a heavy train. But as soon as she touched the handles, the train gave a lurch, and then lifted up into the air...
Length: 09:14
For ages: 3+

The Magic Tin

Categories: All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes, Transformation (for ages 5+)
The Magic Tin
There was a man going to market and he's only got one tin to sell, a small, rusty, empty tin and that's all. And his friends are saying, "is that all you're taking to market?" and he says, "If I can sell this tin then I'll be a rich man, because this tin is magic..."
Length: 22:06
For ages: 5+

The Most Precious Thing in the World

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Most Precious Thing in the World
Three interwoven tales... A racing driver finds himself so far ahead of the pack that he slows down... to find that the racetrack has become mysteriously deserted... A wealthy man comes upon a town where, much to his consternation, nobody has heard of money... A King, sick of his riches, sets out in search of something which money cannot buy.
Length: 44:45
For ages: 7+

The Mouse’s Tale

Categories: All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes, Trusting Yourself (for ages 7+)
The Mouse's Tale
Once a mouse in the royal palace kitchen saw a magnificent cake, bound for a great feast in the palace's banqueting hall. It looked so incredibly delicious that even though she knew it might cost her her life, she crept out of hiding and across the kitchen floor towards it...
Length: 39:18
For ages: 7+

The Old Inventor

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Old Inventor
Once there was an old inventor who woke up one morning with an aching feeling of loneliness. As with any other problem, he went down to his workshop to try and create a machine to fix it. But that's where his troubles began...
Length: 22:30
For ages: 5+

The Old Man Who Went Looking for his Vitality

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
The Old Man Who Went Looking for his Vitality
A nobbly, wrinkled old man turns up at a butcher's shop looking for his lost vitality, and rediscovers it in the most unexpected way...
Length: 32:32
For ages: 5+

The Perfect Princess

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
The Perfect Princess
Once upon a time there was a princess whom everyone said was "perfect" in every way. So much so that as she grew older she became more and more anxious about doing anything less than perfectly. As she reached womanhood, things only got worse: so many princes wanted her hand, but which one to choose?
Length: 23:53
For ages: 5+

The Pictures That Came to Life

Categories: All Stories, Imagination (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
The Pictures That Came to Life
A girl is astonished when the pictures that she is drawing come to life! The mouse amazes her, the elephant astonishes her, but when she draws a palace she finds her kitchen transformed into the palace kitchen with cooks rushing this way and that. "Get working!" yells one as she hands her a broom!...
Length: 07:48
For ages 3+

The Postman and the Piece of Gold

Categories: All Stories, Finding your Gift (for ages 5+), Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes
The Postman and the Piece of Gold
One day a postman finds a peice of gold at the bottom of his sack. But who is it for? The answer to this question comes in a most unexpected way!
Length: 24:27
For ages: 5+

The Queen and the Pool of Tears

Categories: All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes, Trusting Yourself (for ages 7+)
The Queen and the Pool of Tears
Once there was a Queen who did not have a child, but longed for one above all else. Her search takes her the end of her Kingdom and to a magical pool of tears...
Length: 26:57
For ages: 7+

The Rainmaking Monkey

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Rainmaking Monkey
Three interwoven tales: A young girl and her father, on a walk through the forest, meet up with a unexpected creature... A drought overtakes the jungle and the animals "discuss" what is to be done... There once was a queen bee who kept all the nectar to herself and shared it with no one...
Length: 35:24
For ages: 7+

The Sheriff and the Witch

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Sheriff and the Witch
Once there was a witch who got up to no end of mischief in her town, causing people all kinds of unhappiness. one day, a clever sheriff decides to show her that there are more satisfying things she could be doing with her magic.
Length: 16:47
For ages: 5+

The Sons Who Would Not Work

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 7+, Stories for age 7+
The Sons Who Would Not Work
An old man and woman toiled away at their farm, struggling to feed themselves and their two grown sons. But no matter how hard they persuaded the boys to work, nothing could shift them from their beds. One day the mother decides to take matters into her own hands, with unexpected results...
Length: 25:18
For ages: 7+

The Tale of the Gabook

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Tale of the Gabook
Three interwoven tales: On a late night walk, a grandfather tells his grandson the tale of a mysterious creature called "The Gabook"... A young farmer, on his way home from work, comes across a most peculiar bird... A queen, most admired by the people of her land, finds herself overcome with an insatiable desire to fly...
Length: 42:02
For ages: 7+

The Thirsty Buffalo

Categories: All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes, Trusting Yourself (for ages 7+)
The Thirsty Buffalo
One day the buffalo went to the water hole to drink and found that no matter how much water he drank, he was still thirsty. In search of an answer, he sets off for the King's palace...
Length: 10:48
For ages: 7+

The Timeless Watch

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
The Timeless Watch
A watchmaker tries to make a watch that makes time stop, with the help of some cinnamon, some apples and some whipped cream!
Length: 11:45
For ages: 5+

The Unerring Archer

Categories: All Stories, Inner Strength (for ages 7+), Stories for age 7+, Story Boxes
The Unerring Archer
Once there was an archer who was so skilled that he became the most celebrated man in the King's service. But his lofty position soon attracted the ire of more lowly soldiers who plotted his downfall, with most unexpected results...
Length: 29:11
For ages: 7+

The Washer-woman Who Went To Live With The Little People

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 7+, All Stories, Stories for age 7+, Story Chests
The Washer-woman Who Went To Live With The Little People
Once there was a washer woman who had more work than she could possibly manage, and hardly any time to do it! But then a little man from the world below came to her and made her an offer she couldn't refuse...
Length: 31:45
For ages: 7+

The Wheels That were Blessed

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 3+, Stories for age 3+
The Wheels That were Blessed
A wheelwright, commisioned to make four fine wheels for the King's new carriage, is visited late one night by a soldier from the King's army, saying that he has been sent to take the wheels away and test them. He never returns, and the wheelwright is taken in chains to the King to explain himself...
Length: 10:09
For ages: 3+

The Wild Horsy

Categories: All Stories, Following your Heart (for ages 3+), Stories for age 3+, Story Boxes
The Wild Horsy
A girl so longs to ride a horsy, but her family are too poor and none of her friends will let her ride theirs. So she goes into the forest, to tame a horse that even grown men say cannot be tamed...
Length: 13:04
For ages: 3+

The Witch’s Brew

Categories: All Stories, Connecting to Nature (for ages 5+), Stories for age 5+, Story Boxes
The Witch's Brew
Once there was a witch who spent her days gathering healing herbs and flowers in the forest. One day, however, she discovers something that threatens not just her own livelihood, but the life of the whole forest. And so she cooks up an extraordinary potion...
Length: 29:44
For ages 5+

To Command The Clouds

Categories: 12 Stories for Ages 5+, All Stories, Stories for age 5+, Story Chests
To Command The Clouds
A King was used to getting his own way in just about everything. So when one day a cloud has the temerity to rain on him when not commanded to, the King becomes incensed and sends out the word that anyone who can enable him to bend the clouds to his will shall win half the Kingdom as their reward. Soon all the scientists, inventors, crackpots and nutcases are hatching crazy plans for the King's pleasure, but none of them are the slightest bit successful. And it is then that a young woman suggests to the King an altogether different, and far more successful approach.
Length: 16:06
For ages: 5+

To Soften A King’s Heart

Categories: All Bonus Stories, All Stories, Bonus Stories for ages 5+, Stories for age 5+
To Soften A King's Heart
A boy tries to soften the king's heart in many different ways, but nothing works! At last he comes upon the answer, and suprises even himself when it finally works!
Length: 19:13
For ages: 5+
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