Prince Lindworm

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Basic telling

The King and Queen finally get the baby they wished for – or do they? Find out in this fun (though slightly disgusting...) folk tale from Norway, especially adapted for the Covid-19 situation.

Once you've watched this telling of the story, try watching the enhanced version below to see if you can spot the differences – and see how many new words you can already understand without needing to use a dictionary...!

Enhanced Telling

After you've listened to this telling of the story, can you guess what some of these words or phrases mean? Have a think first, then check with a dictionary to see if you are right: click here for our favourite online dictionary.


And afterwards, try using these words in your own writing for your grown-ups and teachers – or even in the Creative Challenge below...!

"a vast fortune"
"exchanged vows"
"deep embrace"
"taken aback"
"abundance of joy"
This story's Epic Challenge!

The tale of Prince Lindworm hails from Norway, which means it was likely one of the stories told to Roald Dahl by his mum. You can see how it may have influenced his fondness to disgusting characters! If it inspires you, maybe one day you'll be as famous as him!

Watch this video for this story's #EpicChallenge, then send your creations to us for a chance to get a mention in our next #SharingShpecial...!

Sharing Shpecial!

Every weekend, we post a bonus video featuring your responses to our stories, your own stories, your attempts at our Creative Challenges, and more!


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For grown-ups

Click the podcast link below to stream or download a discussion between our storytellers and some creative teachers and parents, to discover this story's links to the National Curriculum – along with fun ways to explore those links with your children.

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