Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Stories old and new

Stories for everyone!
Stories heard and stories remembered… from around the world

Fables

Fables

A fable is a story that points out some aspect of human behaviour and has a moral attached to it. It usually features animals who …More

Folktales

Folktales

Folktales are stories passed on from one person to another by word of mouth.  In the modern world, as the tradition of oral story-telling is …More

Fairytales

Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are not always about fairies, though they are always full of strange and wonderful happenings.  Most often fairy tales are about ordinary people …More

Myths

Myths

Myths, they say, are the stories of mankind, of human thought and of civilization itself, told through symbol and metaphor…

The Epics Retold

The Epics Retold

An epic is a narrative poem that tells the story of one or more heroes; the hero or heroes may have been real people, or …More

A Glimpse of History

A Glimpse of History

History is full of exciting events, and made up of unusual, interesting people, who have influenced the lives of others around them in some way, …More

The Spirit of Festivals

The Spirit of Festivals

Festivals are a time of celebration, a time of commemoration. Every culture, every community across the world, has special days or periods that are set …More

Great Discoveries

Great Discoveries

The history of humankind upon earth has been shaped by great discoveries – of fire, of the wheel, of metalworking, of steam, of petroleum, of …More

Rhymes and Riddles in the Nursery

Rhymes & Riddles in the Nursery

Nursery rhymes are songs or poems sung or chanted by adults to small children. Such rhymes are found in all cultures across the world. Most …More