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Storytime October 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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IN THIS ISSUE

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alphabet boo

Adam’s an alien with antennae green – The funniest alien you’ve ever seen, And perched on the back of an old broomstick Is Belle the black cat – the witch’s sidekick. Fern’s face is painted like Day of the Dead, Tim’s eerie eyeball mask covers his head. Here too comes Frankenstein stomping his feet, A ghost wails behind him draped in a sheet. The haunted house is here. Do they dare knock? Is little imp Isla prepared for a shock? There’s a big jack-o’-lantern out on the lawn. “It’s knee-knocking spooky,” says Luke leprechaun. “Monsters don’t exist!” says Erik the mummy, But night ninja Noor has a nervous tummy. An owl hoots nearby and the children all jump. Poppy the pirate feels her heart go thump. They quake and quiver approaching the door, And Ryan rat king…

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cinderella’s pumpkin party

Everyone brings along carved pumpkins and the best design wins the Pumpkin Carriage Trophy. Cinderella and Prince Charming wanted to make this year’s party one to remember, so they invited their friend, Fairy Godmother. “We wondered whether you could use your magic, please?” asked Cinderella. “What would you like, dears?” asked Fairy Godmother, stifling a sneeze. She had caught a cold while visiting the Snow Queen and was still feeling under the weather. “Can you make our small pumpkins sing, please? We thought it might be fun to have a pumpkin choir for entertainment,” said Prince Charming. Fairy Godmother smiled. “Yes, I think I can manage that, my dears.” Cinderella clapped her hands with delight. “Thank you so much!” She led Fairy Godmother to a stand filled with tiny pumpkins. “Is it okay to leave you…

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the tears of a star

Long ago, in Papua New Guinea, people passed down stories from generation to generation to explain how the world came to be as it is. This is one of their stories. Before people walked the Earth, the voice of nature was loud. Not just animals, but the most unexpected things could speak to each other. Mountains could talk to the sea, the sun could talk to the flowers and the stars could talk to the sand. The stars and the sand were probably the loudest of them all, as there were so many of them. If you can imagine every star in the sky chatting to every grain of sand on every beach, that’s a lot of noise! One night, some grains of sand on a white moonlit beach said to a twinkling…

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team small and tall

Jonas was really, really small, but his twin sister Grace was the tallest child in the class. Not just the class – the whole school! In school photos, Jonas had to stand at the front so he could be seen, but Grace stood at the back and was always a whole head taller than everyone else. “You’d never believe they were twins!” said one of the teachers, laughing. People said this all the time, along with, “Hasn’t she grown?” or “He’s so cute!” The twins hated it. “It’s not fair,” said Jonas. “Grace always gets picked first in PE. I put my hand up, but nobody picks me. I wish I was tall.” Grace rolled her eyes. “But I can’t stand running around and getting sweaty! I’d rather be short.” The trouble was, Grace’s legs…

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the sorcerer’s apprentice

Isaac’s friends were jealous of his new job. He worked as an apprentice to a great sorcerer called Sarovnik. “Have you turned anyone into a frog yet?” asked his best friend Billy. “Can you make yourself invisible and spy on people?” asked Amelia. “I wish,” said Isaac, gloomily. “All I do is tidy up and fetch and carry things for him all day.” “What, no magic?” gasped his friends. “No magic,” sighed Isaac. “Not even a simple levitation charm.” Billy and Amelia looked almost as disappointed as Isaac felt. He had been working with the sorcerer for weeks now – and nothing. “Maybe he’ll teach you magic when he thinks you’re ready,” said Amelia. “And at least you’re not mucking out stables,” said Billy, who was helping his dad on the farm. “But what’s the point in being a…

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the battle of the birds and the beasts

Long before your time and mine, the birds and the beasts didn’t get along with each other at all. In fact, they hated each other. The argument began when the geese and the ducks complained about the suffering the fox family had caused them. “We can’t sleep at night because there’s always a hungry fox stalking about and baring its sharp teeth,” they honked and quacked. “We live in constant fear. Tell the foxes to leave us alone and perhaps we can all be friends.” The chickens joined in the argument, agreeing with angry clucks. “What about your eagles and owls?” squeaked the mice and the voles on the side of the beasts. “We can’t go out without fear of them swooping down and eating us for supper.” “Same here!” cried the rabbits. The bickering got…

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