A dryad is a tree spirit or nymph that lives in a tree. This Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel is about a Black Poplar dryad named Daiya. This story is loosely inspired by Greek mythology and greatly inspired by my love for Balsam Poplars and, especially, their medicinal sap.
This Tales From the Lilypad original by Marlene Wurfel is a mash-up of new story and ancient Greek myth. There are bits from Theseus and the Minotaur, bits from Arachne and Athena’s story, bits from Charlotte’s Web, and entirely new bits, all woven together for contemporary heros and princessess. Warning: contains lots and lots of spiders.
It’s Canada’s 150th and the Lilypad is featuring a favourite Canadian storyteller: E. Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake. In this story, Pauline Johnson describes a little boy named Talapus who longs to leave his home on Vancouver Island to see the wider world and attend a Potlach, or great gift-giving feast on the mainland of British Columbia. Will he dance? Will he please the great Tyee? Will he make his father and his namesake, the Prairie Wolf, proud?
This is a Tales from the Lilypad remix of the Puff the Magic dragon song by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton popularized by the musical group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 hit. In this retelling by Marlene Wurfel, a modern little girl named Rose finds Puff hidden in a cave in the land called Honalee. This episode features an acoustic guitar version of the song Puff the Magic Dragon by Jorge Nolla. His website is: http://profdeguitare.com/
Hurley is an Alpine Gnome devoted in his service to hurt animals in the mountain wilderness in which he lives. He works alongside his trusted rescue mouse, Lileez. Will Hurley and Lileez return home after a strenous day in the cold to a hot cauldron of Bertie’s wild plum stew?
This must be the worst Tales From the Lilypad Episode yet. Or perhaps it’s the best. Possibly it’s just middling the pack. In any case: urine need of a warning: this episode use the word “pee” exactly 21 times and is mostly about pee. This modern remake of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” has nothing to do with wolves but lots to do with soggy diapers.
A retelling of Thumbelina. The best known version was written by Hans Christian Anderson in 1835. In Marlene Wurfel’s version, the tiny, beautiful girl born in a flower does not become a child bride, and some Canadian fauna play roles in the story.
Classic and beloved fairytale The Princess and the Pea retold by Marlene Wurfel. Who is the stranger knocking at the door in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm? Could she be… is she possibly… a real princess?