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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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November 30, 2015 @ 12:50 am

The Pied Piper

Gary, a crayfish, visits the lilypad to tell, with Rascal the Racoon's help, the classic folktale of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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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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August 27, 2015 @ 11:58 pm

There was a Dark Dark Universe - Episode 11

A favourite bedtime story of mine when I was a little polywog with a silly ending.

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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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