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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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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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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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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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May 27, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

Buttercup Cools Down

This mindfulness story was recorded in a pond full of little froggies. It's about the littlest frog in the pond, Buttercup, and how she learns to calm down.

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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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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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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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January 31, 2016 @ 11:20 pm

The Legend of Excalibur

A retelling and rearrangement, by Marlene Wurfel, of the Excalibur legend. This story is more than 2000 years old and how much of it is folklore and how much of it is historical is unknown.  

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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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