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…wonderful tales from around the world, told by Chip from the Oxford Owl and illustrated by the award-winning Korky Paul (Winnie & Wilbur, The Dog That Dug) and friends!
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A Mexican Christmas could end tragically when young Lola discovers the bridge won’t take the weight of the festive parade. But since she’s stuck in mud with a twisted ankle and just a donkey for company, what can she do?
In the UK, the first week of December is National Grief Awareness Week – and no story is better for approaching this sensitive subject with your class than this beautiful Hindu creation myth.
Olaf’s simple life is turned upside-down when the goat he cares for is distracted by a field of sweet-tasting flowers. But help arrives for Olaf – from a very unexpected source…
The best story to provide a safe space to explore the sensitive topic of bullying has to be the “origin” story of southern US folklore’s undisputed hero! Though when it begins, Brer Bunny (aka Brer Rabbit) isn’t all that heroic…
On 11th November, countries worldwide remember the sacrifices made by soldiers. To help you sensitively explore themes of remembrance with your children, we have a story from renowned actor Jane Bower – but is there any truth to it?
King George loves bonfires! And he’s especially happy with this once, since it will send George the builder to help his father in heaven. But George the butler is happy too, as this means Mrs George needs a new husband…
For All Saints Day, we have a true story written by a saint about saints! If Caedmon sings, he loses his job – or his head. But then songs start appearing in his head, and he can’t help letting them
For World Singing Day, we’re inviting the spirit(s) of Halloween early to celebrate with this musical adaptation of a classic fairy tale – one of the few still told in schools that doesn’t have a happy ending…
Long before humans stepped on the Moon, the Ancient Mexicans knew that the Sun had asked her to marry him. But she didn’t give him either of the answers he was expecting…
The first Thursday of October is National Poetry Day! To celebrate, the Oxford Owl’s “Traditional Tales” storytellers have co-written a truly Epic poem – starring several fairy tale favourites. How many can you spot and/or recognise?
Manmade global warming is an urgent issue today – but did you know the ancients were telling folk tales about it centuries ago? In this Epic, a woodcutter tries being environmentally friendly – but for how long?
The origin story of Puck from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream! Robin Goodfellow feels like the whole world is out to get him until he receives some magical fairy powers. Even then, the world has one more lesson for him…