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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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April 30, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

Puff and Rose

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/

 

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Filed under Family, Fairy Tale, Dragon, Kids & Family, Remix · 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

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

August 28, 2016 @ 4:47 pm

The Princess and the Pea

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?

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Filed under Family, Folktale, Free Audio Short, Made in Edmonton, Fairy Tale, Folklore, Marlene Wurfel · Comments

April 28, 2016 @ 10:36 pm

City Mouse and Country Mouse

The more than 2000 year old fable of City Mouse and Country Mouse, re-told at the Lilypad by Lily, a frog, and two little mice.

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Filed under Family, Kids, Bedtime Story, Made in Edmonton, Fairy Tale, Fable, Aesop's Fable · Comments

March 16, 2016 @ 11:10 pm

Lucky the Leprechaun and the Rainbow Dragon

Happy St. Paddy's day. In this original Tales from the Lilypad story by Marlene Wurfel, Lucky the Leprechaun finds more than he was expecting in a pot of gold. This one has gold, mischief, rainbows, magic, dragons, fairies, shamrocks and a good mug o' dandelion ale.

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Filed under Bedtime Story, Free Audio Short, Made in Edmonton, Fairy Tale, Leprechaun, Dragon, St. Paddy's Day · 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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Filed under Children, Family, Bedtime Story, Free Audio Short, Canadian Story, Made in Edmonton, Fairy Tale, Unicorns, Magic · Comments

July 30, 2015 @ 12:52 am

Snow White and Rose Red - Episode 10

An obscure Brother's Grimm fairy tale re-arranged for modern audiences.  Two sisters, Snow White and Rose Red, grow up side by side in an enchanted forest.

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Filed under Kids, Nature, Bedtime Story, Folktale, Brothers Grimm, Snow White and Rose Red, Fairy Tale, German Folktale · Comments

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