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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 and, especially, their medicinal sap. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://profdeguitare.com/

 

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