Apr 26, 2007
"Acqua alle funi!". It's Italian for "water to the ropes", and it's
taken from a story about taking a courageous stand and speaking up
when everyone else is afraid. It's a tale rather similar to The
Emperor's New Clothes, but this one is true.
It happened in the Sixteenth Century in Rome, when Pope Sixtus the Fifth...
Apr 19, 2007
We bring you the story of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, about
whom many legends have been handed down. Pele is identified with
Mauna Loa, the biggest volcano in the world and one of the most
According to tradition, Pele is accompanied by a white dog, which she sends out to warn people that Mauna Loa is...
Apr 12, 2007
This week's story is "Beauty and the Beast", an immensely popular folk tale that first appeared in print in France bout 250 years ago. Like most popular folk tales, the story has many versions in many different cultures. It has inspired a number of novels, plays, films, a TV series and a Nintendo game (Donkey Kong). The...
Apr 5, 2007
"The Ghost and the Rock" is our retelling of storyteller Jim Flanagan's retelling of a ghost story about Gettysburg. We met Jim at a PTO Convention in Valley Forge, and he allowed us to use this tale, called "The Shadow in the Back Yard", from his book "The School of Scary Stories". This little yarn, which takes place...