Night Dash is a favourite Halloween story about a little monster named Dave, and a little bat looking for her hibernaculum. Tales from the Lilypad is re-releasing it with details about a contest for October 2018. Look for and like the Tales from the Lilypad Facebook page to enter.
Sometimes you just need to be alone. That's all Drew wants, but when he cuts all ties with civilization to go live in the woods as a wild boy, he finds that they are already inhabitated, and that he's not alone after all.
The boy whose job is the service and preperation of oatmeal for the King and Queen and the girl whose job is the service and preperation of oatmeal for the King and Queen of a cold castle atop misty bluffs wish something would happen. Then comes a knock at the castle door on a stormy night. Who could it be?
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. Yeah, it gets a bit sappy.
This story was written by Marlene Wurfel in response to this randomly generated fairytale prompt: The story is about a brave girl who must break a curse, defeat a giant, and find a magic ring to defeat a tyrant. Things are complicated by a jealous rival. Assistance comes in the form of a magic swan.
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/