Bedtime Stories Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids


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July 24, 2017 @ 12:27 am

The Moosicorn Part I

A Tales From the Lilypad original story: The Moosicorn is a singular creature who is searching for someone like him in the Boreal forests of Canada.


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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:



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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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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. 


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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! 


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November 30, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

The Red Horse

A Christmas story by Tales from the Lilypad based on "The Red Horse" by Elsa Moeshclin, 1924. A boy receives a red horse for Christmas which comes to life and takes him on a magical journey.


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October 23, 2016 @ 11:19 pm

Night Dash a Halloween Story

This Tales from the Lilypad original Halloween story by Marlene Wurfel stars a newborn baby bat and her mama, and a lonely monster named Dave who fears he is the last of his kind.


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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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