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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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Since 13th September is Roald Dahl Day, we’re celebrating the beloved author with a folktale from his town of Great Missenden! Dahl certainly knew of this deliciously horrid villain; will she inspire your children as she inspired him?
We continue to mark “Kingdom 1000” with an extra medieval folk tale special to Epic Tales. King Edmund returns from battle with the most precious of treasures: a gold apple that promises good luck—but only if you give it away
Here’s an extra special Epic Tale. 2020 is the year of “Kingdom 1000”, celebrating 1,000 years of inclusion and human rights in the UK – and here we share the story that started it all…
In this classic European folk tale, a handsome young man gets engaged to a beautiful young woman. But it all goes horribly wrong when the handsome man discovers that his fiancée and her parents aren’t very sensible…
For the cave people of the Oogadugga Oogadugga Oogadugga clan, Stone Age life is comfortable—while the fire keeps going. The fire going out would be a disaster, as none of them know how to make it. But when it’s Dug’s
To pay a doctor to care for his sick mother, 6-year-old Abel accepts a challenge to spend a night atop a mountain with no shirt or fire to keep him warm. Will the distant support of his friend Hakim help
Your young learners will shiver with delight as they encounter ghosts and skeletons… but they needn’t fear, as Brave Mary will be by their side!
The Viking gods decide it’s time to invent stories, and mix a potion of poetry to share with the world. But when it’s stolen, the god Odin finds himself up against a troll who now has the power of the
To become strong, clever, and brave, the only thing Sir Fulladred needs is to eat a dragon’s heart. But since he’s weak, silly, and fearful, he only stands a chance against the cat-sized Yu Dragon – or does he? Let
In the land once called Persia, you wouldn’t want to go through the forest – but Merchant Ali has no choice. Let your children find out what happens to him in our version of this famous Grecian-Arabian tale!
What’s the best way to keep an incredible secret? How about turning it into an impossible one?! Let your children find out how in this tummy-tickling Russian folk tale.
When Jack gets his first job, everything is going perfectly – until he’s given a silver coin. So begins a string of disasters – but how will they end? Find out in this fun adaptation of a traditional tale brought