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April 25, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

Daiya the Balsam Poplar Dryad

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.

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Filed under Bedtime Story, Folktale, Canadian Story, Made in Edmonton, Folklore, Kids & Family, Greek Myth, Mash-up, Dryad, Hamadryades · Comments

March 30, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

Peter Not-A-Rabbit: Episode 42 Happy Easter from the Lilypad

In Episode 42, Peter (who is not a rabbit) visits the Easter Bunny. Happy Easter from the Lilypad. An original story by Marlene Wurfel.

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Filed under Family, Bedtime Story, Folktale, Free Audio Short, Beatrix Potter, Kids & Family, Canadian Story, Easter Story, Kids on Roadtrip Story · Comments

February 26, 2018 @ 7:38 pm

Nap with Baby Yeti Sleeping Meditation for Kids

This episode is a sleeping meditation. Get comfortable -- may cause drowsiness, relaxation, well-restedness and peace and quiet. Dedicated to naptime all around the world -- yay for naps!

 

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Filed under Bedtime Story, Mindfulness Story, Calming Down, Sleeping Meditation, Nap time, go to sleep, Sleep Meditation for Kids · Comments

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

 

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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

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