The Fairytale Tree - Imagined Worlds

By: Imagined Worlds  05-Apr-2012

Tanya Batt
Craig Deham

The fairytale tree is based on an old Hungarian legend. At the far end of the world there lies an island. On that island grows a magical tree, and cradled in its branches is a nest holding the story eggs.

"If you take an egg and listen well, inside each egg is a story to tell."

Why Trees Lose their Leave

Native American Indian Cherokee

Stores are the voice of human curiosity answering itself. Many stories weave answers to explain the world that we inhabit. In this story compassion is central to an understanding of the annual turn of season.

The Singing Sack


It's been said, that we are just a great sack of stories with skin on the outside! This tale from Andalusia asks us all that binding question - Do we live a life that's safe, or do we take a risk for something precious?

Why Mosquitos Buzz

West African

Sometimes when we ask a question, we begin the journey of unraveling the long line of truth. This story gives you a story to help pass those long hot summer nights, when mosquitos buzz and bite!

The King's Seed


Stories are born travelers as shown by this tale. I first heard this story in Scotland but later discovered it was an old Chinese story. Old stories love to dress up in new clothes.

Hats for the Jizo


The Jizo are the special guardians of children. In Japan you will find shrines where gifts and offerings are given to them. In this story kindness is rewarded with kindness.

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The Time of Your Life

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Elemental - Imagined Worlds

Elemental has been created in response to the ever-decreasing opportunities many children have to play and grow up in natural environments and to listen to stories. Written versions of this story can be found in Eric Maddern's picture book 'Rainbow Bird' and Kevin Crossley Hollands, 'Young Oxford Book of Folk Tales'.


Box of Foxes - Imagined Worlds

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The Story Sack - Imagined Worlds

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