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What is Family Folk Tales? Think of it as story time on demand. Whether you're running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites. They may even be different, possibly gorier, versions of those stories you now share with your children.

Family Folk Tales Podcast Jenny Ellis

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 65 Ratings

What is Family Folk Tales? Think of it as story time on demand. Whether you're running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites. They may even be different, possibly gorier, versions of those stories you now share with your children.

    The Goat-Faced Girl

    The Goat-Faced Girl

    A poor man with too many mouths to feed agrees to give his youngest daughter to a giant lizard to raise. The girl is raised like a princess, with lovely manners – and a bad attitude. That attitude may lead her into a difficult situation when she marries the king!  

    The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother

    The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother

    After being disowned by his father for marrying without his knowledge, a once-wealthy young man descends into poverty. Although his brother shows him some kindness and he has some small success, his greedy sister-in-law plunges him into legal turmoil. Can he refute the charges against him, or will he lose his life?  

    Family Folktales: The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground

    Family Folktales: The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground

    A princess has spent her entire life in an underground palace, and now that she is of marriageable age, the king has set a challenge: find the princess, and you shall marry her. Try and fail, and you lose your life. Is this clever young man clever enough to outwit the king?  

    Family Folktales: Hermod and Hadvor

    Family Folktales: Hermod and Hadvor

    In this Icelandic tale, a princess must avoid a forced marriage to a giant, and outwit a witch and that giant’s ghost so she can save her beloved foster brother from living half his life as a lion! 
     

    Family Folktales: The Satin Surgeon

    Family Folktales: The Satin Surgeon

    A young emperor falls in love with a neighboring princess, only to find that his ambassadors are arranging a marriage to her less-desirable older sister, who is outraged at the emperor’s choice of her younger sister. She convinces her father to exile the younger princess in a tower in the desert with the older sister’s nurse as a companion and guard, but the emperor finds her, though he is seriously injured when he tries to see her. Will the two lovers thwart the older sister’s evil plan and find happiness?
     

    Family Folktales: The King Who Would Have a Beautiful Wife

    Family Folktales: The King Who Would Have a Beautiful Wife

    A King is eager to marry, but insists that his bride should be as beautiful as the sun. So how does he end up married to an elderly witch?  
     

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

AKM753 ,

Pretty good😄

I like your stories a lot. I listen to them before I go to sleep. The only problem I have with them is that the endings need work. I think there could be a lot more to the endings then, “and the main character lived happily ever after or, “and the evil character died. But other then that great job. 😜😝😛🥳

dmassuk ,

You are our favorite story teller Susan

Hi Susan, I am so glad we found you telling these classical tales as they were written. You’re our most favorite story teller. I hope you continue for many many years sharing your gift. Thank you! Dana and Jackson (7 years old)

Isla Tyla ,

And my name is Ella and I’m seven years old

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