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The Crane Wife (Japan) (10 min)

   There once was a poor man, a sailmaker. He made beautiful sails for the local fishermen’s boats. He did such good work, that they not only paid for it, but also shared in their catch of fish. Between that and his small rice paddy, he had… Continue

Added by Christi U. on July 1, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments

Hae-Sun, or, The Korean Little Red Riding Hood (5 min)

Hae-Sun, or, The Korean Little Red Riding Hood (5 min)…



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Added by Christi U. on June 27, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Persephone & Demeter: a tale for Mother's Day

  Once when I was a baby, my mother lost me. I had just started crawling and when her back was turned, I went exploring. I found a perfect spot between the couch & wall and slid right in. My mother could hear me, but she couldn’t see me. Although I was… Continue

Added by Christi U. on May 1, 2011 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

Anansi & the Tar Baby

[I seem to be on an Anansi kick right now. Maybe it's April Fool's or my Story Spider coming out...]

 

Mr. Fox was tired of competing with Anansi the Spider Man for good jokes. Anansi…

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Added by Christi U. on April 14, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

Anansi & the Strange Moss-Covered Rock

One day Anansi the Spider Man was walking through the forest. Just off the path, he saw something unusual.…

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Added by Christi U. on March 16, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Selkie's Skin

  I’m from East Tennessee, where the Appalachian Mountains reach around the valley, like a mother’s embrace. My family has been there for generations and generations, but there was a time when we lived by the sea.…



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Added by Christi U. on March 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mighty Mikko

Mighty Mikko



  Once upon a time, there lived a woodsman and… Continue

Added by Christi U. on January 14, 2011 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

The Big Fish

The Big Fish



In the far upper parts of North America, in… Continue

Added by Christi U. on December 27, 2010 at 5:21pm — 4 Comments

Snow Queen, org. written by Hans Christian Andersen

Kay and Gerda were the best of friends. To get from one of their houses to the other, the children simply had to skip over the street and knock on the door. Every single day, they

played…

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Added by Christi U. on November 18, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

Story Spiders: Anansi the Trickster & the Weaving Wife

Did

you know that spiders are natural storytellers? Oh yes, they weave

tales just as easily as they make webs. Think about Charlotte, in…
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Added by Christi U. on August 23, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The Day I Swapped My Dad for 2 Goldfish

The Day I Swapped My Dad for 2 Goldfish

org. written by Neil Gaiman

adapted by CMUD…



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Added by Christi U. on May 30, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

The White Cat

The White Cat



Once upon a time, there was a king who was growing older and older. He knew he was going to have to retire soon, but he really didn’t want to. Working for him were some advisors who liked to cause trouble. They began to tell lies about how his three sons were plotting against him and would send him soon to a rest home and never, never visit him. The King believed them and thought, “Well, I’ll fix those conniving sons of mine!”



He called in all three of the… Continue

Added by Christi U. on January 31, 2010 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Prometheus & Pandora

According to the Greeks, people were created by two brothers, who were cousins to the gods. Their names were Prometheus & Epimetheus. Epi was the younger of the two and was all excited about making a brand new world and started inventing animals left and right. He had a big pile of wings and claws and fur and such and he just let the creativity flow. Soon, there were birds flying in the air and fish swimming in the ocean and cats prowling in the jungle.

By the time, Prometheus got to… Continue

Added by Christi U. on December 28, 2009 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

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