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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as a storytime 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, or even different (possibly gorier) versions of those stories you now share with your children.

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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as a storytime 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, or even different (possibly gorier) versions of those stories you now share with your children.

    Family Folktales: How the Hermit Helped to Win the King’s Daughter

    Family Folktales: How the Hermit Helped to Win the King’s Daughter

    The king has set odd conditions for anyone wanting to marry his daughter. When a young man who has spent his entire fortune trying to meet the conditions, the king changes them! How can a hermit help the young man win the hand of the princess?

    Family Folk Tales: The White Wolf

    Family Folk Tales: The White Wolf

    A king is forced to give his daughter as wife to a white wolf – but all may not be as it seems!

    Family Folk Tales: The Six Sillies

    Family Folk Tales: The Six Sillies

    The suitor of a very silly young woman sets off to find three people sillier than the young woman and her parents.     

    Family Folk Tales: The Man Without a Heart

    Family Folk Tales: The Man Without a Heart

    Brothers in search of wives are turned to stone by an old man whose heart is hidden in a distant bird. Their brother heads off to find the heart, but he may need the help of some unusual friends if he is to succeed.

    Family Folk Tales: The Dragon of the North

    Family Folk Tales: The Dragon of the North

    A witch-maiden, a magician, a broken heart, and magic – all may play a part in helping a young man defeat a dragon with “a body like an ox, and legs like a frog, two short fore-legs, and two long ones behind, and a tail like a serpent, ten fathoms in length.” Yikes!

    Family Folk Tales: The True History of Little Golden Hood

    Family Folk Tales: The True History of Little Golden Hood

    You know one version (or maybe more!) of Little Red Riding-Hood. Here’s a whole new take!

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