The Islands of Magic

Elsie Spicer EELLS (1880 - 1963)

LEGENDS, FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM THE AZORES. Some three-fourths of the distance between America and Europe there is a group of nine beautiful islands called the Azores which belong to Portugal. Their names are Flores, Corvo, Fayal, Pico, S. Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira, S. Miguel, and Santa Maria. Many people think them to be the mountain peaks of the submerged continent, Atlantis, which long ago was covered by the ocean.However, when I spent December 1920 and January 1921 in the Azores, I found that there were not only pleasant folktales there but even real fairies. They inhabit the wooded slopes of Monte Brasil on the island of Terceira. The fisher folk who visit the barren Ilheos de Cabras on the Bay of Angra know that there are fairies living in those rocky isles even yet when the boys and girls of the Azores are sailing away from them to seek their fortunes in America. Have they not often seen the fairy garments spread out upon the rocks in the bright sunshine? (Summary by book preface)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Princess Bluegreen of the Seven Cities MaryAnn
00:13:24
Play 02 02 - The Islands of Flowers Sandra Luna
00:03:16
Play 03 03 - Why Dogs Sniff Pamela Krantz
00:04:14
Play 04 04 - Longstaff, Pinepuller and Rockheaver deongines
00:18:48
Play 05 05 - The Table, the Sifter and the Pinchers Lynne Thompson
00:07:02
Play 06 06 - Linda Branca and her Mask Sandra Luna
00:12:52
Play 07 07 - Fresh Figs Bellona Times
00:07:16
Play 08 08 - Peter-of-the-Pigs Pamela Krantz
00:04:13
Play 09 09 - The Princess Who Lost Her Rings Lynne Thompson
00:10:15
Play 10 10 - The Master of Magic Lynne Thompson
00:05:04
Play 11 11 - St. Anthony's Godchild Libby Gohn
00:04:25
Play 12 12 - Trouble When One's Young Jill Janovetz
00:07:22
Play 13 13 - The Little Maid Who Was Wise JenniferRutters
00:10:21
Play 14 14 - Manoel Littlebean Sam Naishtat
00:06:00
Play 15 15 - The Necklace of Pearls Lynne Thompson
00:13:32
Play 16 16 - The Daughter of the King of Naples Goss45
00:11:09
Play 17 17 - Maria-of-the-Forest Goss45
00:06:27
Play 18 18 - The Seven Enchanted Princes Lynne Thompson
00:10:50
Play 19 19 - The Listening King sperryiv
00:10:36
Play 20 20 - José the Beast Slayer Sam Naishtat
00:09:30
Play 21 21 - The Princess of the Lost Island daphnis
00:03:22
Play 22 22 - Why The Alvéloa Bird Received a Blessing Sandra Luna
00:02:51
Play 23 23 - Why the Codorniz Bird Received a Curse Pamela Krantz
00:01:23
Play 24 24 - Outside the Door Like the Mother of St. Peter deongines
00:03:33
Play 25 25 - Why the Owl Flies at Night Lynne Thompson
00:06:23
Play 26 26 - The Laborer and His Master deongines
00:02:09
Play 27 27 - 'Tis Faith Which Saves deongines
00:04:34
Play 28 28 - St. Brendan's Island Lynne Thompson
00:07:54
Play 29 29 - The Silent Cavalier Pamela Krantz
00:04:34
Play 30 30 - The Enchanted Palace deongines
00:05:06
Play 31 31 - The Friend of the Devil sperryiv
00:06:20
Play 32 32 - The Miller's Cloak Lynne Thompson
00:03:53
Play 33 33 - The Magic Mouthful Pamela Krantz
00:04:26
Play 34 34 - The Messengers Jessica Louise
00:04:35