The Old Old Fairy Tales

Laura VALENTINE (1814 - 1889)

"Once upon a time a king had an extreme passion for silkworms..." So begins one story in this unusual collection. Here you may also find a farm girl cursed by becoming a queen, a prince blessed with having his every wish denied, a princess turned into a monkey at birth, three sisters who disguise themselves as knights to seek their fortunes, a princess cursed to bring death to her brothers, and a princess only able to marry the man who can step on her cat's tail!

This collection of European fairy tales includes many lesser known stories such as the original "Goody Two Shoes" and "The Beneficent Frog". Some well known stories have extended versions, such as how Goldilocks fared after leaving the house of the Three Bears and eventually learned that stealing is wrong. (Summary by Beth Thomas)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Goody Two Shoes Charlie Grey
00:25:01
Play 02 Patty and her Pitcher Bill Boerst
00:28:18
Play 03 Blanche and Rosalind BettyB
00:09:50
Play 04 Fairer than a Fairy Patrick Saville
00:48:54
Play 05 The Three Soldiers and the Dwarf Ciufi Galeazzi
00:13:50
Play 06 The Giant with the Golden Hairs Nemo
00:13:35
Play 07 Blue Beard BettyB
00:13:22
Play 08 Diamonds and Toads BettyB
00:06:01
Play 09 Fortunio Linda Johnson
00:39:46
Play 10 The Story of Prince Tito Linda Johnson
00:45:42
Play 11 Prince Fatal and Prince Fortune EmilyLost
00:17:32
Play 12 The Beneficent Frog SherlHolmesMD
00:52:21
Play 13 The Story of Prince Sincere Bill Boerst
00:57:16
Play 14 Princess Rosetta Kristin Lewis
00:35:41
Play 15 Babiola Vittoria Conn
01:09:15
Play 16 The Three Bears EmilyLost
00:12:20
Play 17 The Good Little Mouse Lynda Marie Neilson
00:43:47
Play 18 Septimus Lyn Stanley
01:11:16
Play 19 Prince Desire and Princess Mignonette Ciufi Galeazzi
00:15:18
Play 20 Princess Minikin - Part 1 Vittoria Conn
00:47:00
Play 21 Princess Minikin - Part 2 Vittoria Conn
00:45:14
Play 22 Prince Cherry Ciufi Galeazzi
00:31:53
Play 23 The Princess Maia Sahs
00:51:38