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Storytime September 2018

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

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Luma Creative Ltd
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the king and the moon

Once in the Caribbean, there was a king who always got what he wanted – the finest foods, the fanciest clothes and the newest gadgets. Everything the king owned had to be the biggest and the best. But there was one thing he wanted that he couldn’t have. More than anything, the king wanted to touch the moon. Every night, he stood on his balcony and stared at the silvery-white sphere hanging in the sky and wished that he could reach it. One day, he decided enough was enough. “Am I not the richest and most powerful man in these islands?” he thought. “Of course I can touch the moon!” He summoned the royal carpenter. “I have an important job for you,” said the king. “I need you to build a tower that’s so high…

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the trojan horse

In ancient Greece, Eris was in a foul mood. She was the only goddess who hadn’t been invited to an important wedding and she was deeply insulted. Eris wasn’t on the guest list because she was a famous troublemaker, but she was planning to cause trouble anyway. She was carrying the golden apple of discord and, on it, she had inscribed four words: ‘To the most beautiful’. Just as the gods and goddesses began their feast, Eris pushed her way into the celebrations and threw the apple in front of the three most powerful Greek goddesses – Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. Immediately the goddesses began to squabble over who was the most beautiful and who should own the apple. As their bickering grew louder, Eris smirked and sneaked away. “Enough!” thundered Zeus, when…

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delightful the bull

Once in India, a poor farmer bought a bull calf for his farm. He hoped the calf would grow up to be big and strong, so he took good care of him and fed him well. The bull was so good-natured, the farmer named him Delightful. Though the calf had a gentle name, he grew up to be the strongest bull in the land. One day, Delightful decided he wanted to repay his master for his kindness. “You have cared for me and fed me well over the years. I feel sure there is no bull that can pull a heavier load than I can,” he said. “Why don’t you organise a contest? Tell everyone I can pull one hundred heavy carts. Place a bet on it and you will make your…

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welcome to storyland

The Seven Hills 1. Cinderella's Palace 2. Beauty and the Beast's Castle 3. Frog Prince's Palace 4. Jack and Jill's Well and House 5. Princess and the Pea's Palace 6. Snow White's Castle 7. Palace of the Twelve Dancing Princesses 8. Mouse's House 9. Rose Red's House Far Far Away Fields 10. Jack's House 11. The Three Little Pigs' House Enchanted Forest 12. The Seven Dwarfs' House 13. Sleeping Beauty's Palace 14. The Secret Cave 15. Rumpelstiltskin's Hut 16. The Gingerbread House Around the Square 17. Wee Willie Winkie's House 18. Goldie's Café 19. Sugar Plum's Sweet Shop 20. Sleep-Pea Heads Beds 21. Rapunzel's Hair Salon 22. Little Red's Boutique 23. The Golden Ball Toy Shop 24. Slippers Dance Studio 25. Beast's Blooms 26. Tom Thumb's House 27. Old MacDonald's Market Stall 28. Mother Goose and Old Mother Hubbard's House 29. Happy Feet Shoe Shop 30. Hansel and Gretel's House 31. Milly's Magic Porridge House 32. The Wicked Witch's House 33. Tweedledum and Tweedledee's House 34. Ginger's…

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goldilocks' café

It was opening day at Goldilocks’ new café and she wanted everything to be just right. Old MacDonald the farmer had just dropped off a big tray of eggs, freshly laid by Henny Penny. “Hansel, can you put away the eggs and slice the bread while I finish the breakfast menu, please?” Goldilocks had hired Hansel to help out. After being locked up by a mean old witch, Hansel loved anything to do with food. “There,” said Goldilocks. “My very first special: Happy Face Eggs on Toast. Who can resist a happy face? And if people don’t like eggs, there are plenty of other treats to choose from.” She was right. Lining the shelves of Goldie’s Café was every type of cereal you could ever imagine. She had a hundred different toast toppings,…

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mo and the jumping jelly

Mo was starting school. He couldn’t wait. He was excited about everything – everything except for school dinners. “Can’t you make me a cheese sandwich?” he pleaded to his mum. “We’ve talked about this, Mo. Your school dinners are free and it’s easier for me if you have them. Anyway, it’s good to try different things!” Mum was trying to sound positive, but she was worried about school dinners too – Mo had been picky with his food since he was a baby. On the first day at the school gates, Mo fidgeted with excitement, especially when he spotted his friends Suresh and Talia. As Mum kissed Mo goodbye, she said, “Make sure you eat your lunch.” Mo scowled. He’d forgotten about school dinners. On his first morning, Mo had a great time. They did paint-splodging and…

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