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Storytime

Storytime

September 2020

Storytime is a kids’ magazine full of brilliant stories. It’s packed with fairy tales, myths, poems, fables and much more – all beautifully written and illustrated, with puzzles, games and colouring in too! Each month we highlight a classic children’s book, plus we have storytelling tips and fun activities to bring the stories to life. Storytime is full of colourful, engaging illustrations, all specially commissioned from talented illustrators from all over the world – and we have a NO advert guarantee! If you love stories, and feel passionately about encouraging children to read, then Storytime is right for you! “Storytime brings classic tales to children every month. The perfect way to start them on a lifelong storytelling adventure” – Michael Morpurgo – former children’s laureate

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United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Luma Creative Ltd
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3 min.
the war of the crabs

Many years ago in the Philippines, the crabs lived happily on a beautiful beach. The sand was soft and white and there were many palm trees and plenty of coconuts to eat. There was only one problem: the sound of the waves kept them awake at night as they curled up in their burrows. The crabs held a meeting to decide what to do about this. After arguing for many hours, the biggest and oldest crab said, “We have to declare war on the sea and make it stop its noise!” The rest of the crabs agreed, because the biggest and oldest crab was very big and very old indeed, and they thought it knew best. The next day, all of the male crabs prepared themselves for battle and clashed their claws together fiercely to…

6 min.
how the first letter was written

Many thousands of years ago, there lived a man named Tegumai Bopsulai. He lived in a cave, wore simple clothes of animal skins, and could not read or write. Despite this, Tegumai had a happy life, which was easy because he knew nothing else. He shared his cave with his wife Teshumai Tewindrow, whose name means ‘Lady who asks very many questions’, and their daughter Taffimai Metallumai, which means ‘Small person without any manners’. One day, Tegumai went down through the beaver-swamp to the Wagai river so he could spear some fish for their dinner, and Taffimai went with him, as she loved to share her father’s adventures. Tegumai had a fine spear he had made himself from a hardwood sapling, with shark’s teeth at the end, but when he threw it into…

2 min.
tinker bell and the forest in the sky

Neverland is an amazing place, but Tinker Bell was discovering that even a land of mystery and magical mermaids can get boring! The Lost Boys had gone to live in England with the Darlings, and while Peter Pan was fun to share a cave with, he left his smelly socks everywhere! Tink wanted new adventures. Now that Captain Hook and his crew had left Neverland, why couldn’t Tinker Bell become a pirate herself? She could become Tink of the Seven Skies, explorer and cloud-pirate! With her needle, Tinker Bell sewed herself a new pirate outfit, took one of the Lost Boy’s old toy ships as her vessel and used pieces of silk to sew a balloon to carry her ship into the air! Her friend Buttons came to join her crew, and brought her…

5 min.
bamse the sea dog

One day many years ago, in the town of Honningsvåg in Norway, a sea captain named Erling Hafto came home carrying a very special gift – a little puppy. It was the little dog’s first time away from home and he was nervous, but Erling gave him a basket to sleep in, next to the fire in the Haftos’ little wooden house. The captain’s four children fell in love with the puppy immediately. “What shall we call him?” asked Captain Hafto. “He is cuddly like a teddy bear, so we should call him Bamse!” declared his daughter Vigdis. ‘Bamse’ is the Norwegian word for teddy bear, and they all agreed that it was the perfect name for such an adorable dog. Bamse may have been a small puppy when he arrived in Honningsvåg, but that…

1 min.
what happened next?

Though this might seem like a story from an adventure movie, Bamse was a real dog who is still loved and remembered in both Norway and Scotland. He joined the Norwegian Navy on 9 February 1940 and went to Scotland on the Thorodd after Norway was conquered. He had many adventures there. When Germany was defeated by the Allies (including the Free Norwegian forces), the crew of the Thorodd was able to return home, but sadly Bamse was not with them – he died of natural causes on the dock beside his ship on 23 July 1944. However, Bamse is still remembered as a beloved hero by Norwegians, and he was awarded the ‘Norwegian Order of Dogs’ medal. Statues of Bamse were put up in Montrose in Scotland and in Honningsvåg, Norway,…

5 min.
the spellbook

Once upon a time, in the mountains of Poland, there lived a couple who had three daughters. The eldest was beautiful and vain, and she liked nothing better than looking at herself in a mirror or pond, trying new hairstyles or showing off new clothes. The middle daughter could not stop dancing – even when she was working, her feet would move, and she would whirl and twirl as she walked. If there was a festival in town, she would be in the middle of the dancefloor until the band stopped playing! The youngest daughter was quiet, but her sharp eyes missed nothing, and she was always asking questions about how the world worked. Her father believed that such a clever girl should be taught how to read, but he and his…