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May 31, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

The Magic Pot

A retake on "Magic Noodle Pot" folktales where someone finds a pot that doubles whatever is put inside.  

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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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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? 

 

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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

September 30, 2016 @ 7:39 pm

Thumbelina by Marlene Wurfel

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.

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Filed under Bedtime Story, Folktale, Canadian Story, Fairy Tale, Folklore, Edmonton Story, Marlene Wurfel, Hans Christian Anderson Retold, Kids & Family · Comments

July 28, 2016 @ 2:00 am

Amethyst

Amethyst, a cinnamon-coloured black bear, develops a taste for people food at a Kootenay Mountain campsite. 

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Filed under Family, Kids, Bedtime Story, Canadian Story, Made in Edmonton, Bear Story · Comments

June 30, 2016 @ 1:23 pm

A Good Dog

This Tales From The Lilypad original bedtime story by Marlene Wurfel is a tribute to one of the best dogs who ever lived.  We love you and miss you Gus!

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Filed under Children, Family, Stories, Kids, Nature, Bedtime Story, Short Story, Free Audio Short, Canadian Story, Made in Edmonton, Edmonton Story · Comments

February 28, 2016 @ 10:44 am

The Winter City

This bedtime story is inspired by a 1959 picture book called "Winter and the Children."  Rewritten and rearranged for contemporary listeners at the Lilypad, the story "The Winter City" is set in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is about snow, children, magpies, snow removal, snowflake fairies, and a husky puppy named Luna.

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December 14, 2015 @ 11:40 pm

Joy the Mouse a Christmas Story

A Christmas story about Joy, the mouse, who lives in a candy cane factory.  Caution:  sweeter than gingerbread.  Also, contains mice wearing toques.  Merry Christmas from Lily in a frozen pond.

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Filed under Children, Family, Kids, Bedtime Story, Free Audio Short, Canadian Story, Made in Edmonton, Christmas Story, Mice · Comments

October 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am

How Twylandia Got Her Horn Back - Episode 13

Tales from the Lilypad's 1st Birthday Episode: a sequel to Twin Baby Unicorns.  This original story, by Marlene Wurfel, is about how Twylandia the Unicorn, despite a jealous witches' curse that turned her into "just a horse," got her unicorn horn and the magical powers that come with it back.

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October 4, 2015 @ 1:14 am

Twin Baby Unicorns: A Fable - Episode 12

A Tales from the Lilypad original fable (by Marlene Wurfel) about overcoming obstacles, learning and growth. Features: enchanted forests, unicorn queens, and twin baby unicorns.

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