Bedtime Stories Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids


Bedtime Story Archive

January 29, 2018 @ 8:38 pm

The Curse on the Crystal Castle

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. 


Filed under Family, Bedtime Story, Fairy Tale, Proppian Fairytale Generator, Randomly Generated Fairytale, Brave Girl, Giants, Curses, Crystal Castle, Rosie · Comments

December 24, 2017 @ 9:09 pm

A Trip to Gingerbread Land

In this Merry Christmas 2017 episode, three children journey to Gingerbread Land on a Gingerbread Train. Inspired by the a 1934 version by Einar Nerman. 


Filed under Children, Family, Bedtime Story, Canadian Story, Christmas Story, Kids & Family, Siblings Story, Swedish Christmas · Comments

November 30, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

Arachne Gets Revenge

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.


Filed under Bedtime Story, Kids & Family, Greek Myth, Mash-up, Arachnophopia, Theseus, Arachne, Athena, Spiders · Comments

October 29, 2017 @ 3:36 pm

Hootie the Northern Pygmy Owl

This is a rerecording of Episode 1 of Tales from the Lilypad: Hootie. He's a little Northern Pygmy Owl who is afraid... of the daylight.



Filed under Family, Kids, Bedtime Story, Canadian Story, Fairy Tale, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Facing Fears for Kids with Anxiety · Comments

September 28, 2017 @ 2:09 pm

Theseus and the Minotaur

A retelling and rearrangement of the ancient Greek myth by Marlene Wurfel.  Theseus is a hero on a mission to slay the terrible Minotaur at the heart of a labyrinth in King Mino's palace. 


Filed under Bedtime Story, Fable, Kids & Family, Greek Myth · Comments

August 31, 2017 @ 9:11 pm

The Moosicorn Part II

Part II of a Tales From the Lilypad original story about a singular creature who learns how to make light in the darkest depths of winter.


Filed under Family, Nature, Bedtime Story, Fairy Tale, Fable, Edmonton Story, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Canadian Story, Stories of the Boreal, Moosicorn · Comments

March 30, 2017 @ 10:38 pm

An Arctic Fairy Tale

Three little arctic fairies learn from the crow who raised them that they aren't crows and need to make their own way in the world as fairies. Will these siblings work together to make magic?


Filed under Children, Family, Bedtime Story, Canadian Story, Made in Edmonton, Fairy Tale, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Siblings Story, Adoption Story · Comments

February 27, 2017 @ 8:26 pm

Hurley the Alpine Gnome

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? 



Filed under Family, Nature, Bedtime Story, Folktale, Free Audio Short, Canadian Story, Made in Edmonton, Folklore, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Mouse Story, Gnome Story · Comments

January 29, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

The Girl Who Cried Pee

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. 


Filed under Kids, Bedtime Story, Folktale, Fable, Kids & Family, Funny Story for Kids, Potty Humour · Comments

December 29, 2016 @ 11:20 pm

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse is one of Aesop's many fables. In this story, a mouse needs to rely on the mercy of a powerful lion. She promises that if he sets her free, she will spare his life one day too.  Happy New Year! 


Filed under Bedtime Story, Made in Edmonton, Aesop's Fable, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Lion Story, Mouse Story · Comments

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