Episode 13 - The Parasol
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
2d ago
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. This episode, we have a guest teller! Aurora, who is 6, tells us her own story 'The Girl of the Sun'. We can't wait to hear it! If you would like to be a guest teller on our podcast, you can get in touch with us HERE Emily tells a folk tale from China, about a little girl who is given a parasol for her birthday. Do you know what a parasol is? It's like an umbrella but you use it to shade you from the hot sun! You can find out more about umbrellas and parasols HERE. If you would like a shout out, you can em ..read more
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Episode 12 - The Chess Player
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
1w ago
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. This episode, Emily tells a folk tale from Mongolia, about two friends who have very different ideas about studying! It features an ancient boardgame - chess! Can you play chess? If you're interested to give it a try, you can learn more about this famous game HERE. If you would like a shout out, you can email us at emilydragonflytales@gmail.com or get in touch via social media. You can follow us on: Facebook   Instagram Twitter Thanks for listening!   Theme Music by Leo Grazebrook on G ..read more
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Episode 11 - Two Silly Witches
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
1M ago
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. It is the merry month of MAY! This episode is all about witches, who love to flit through the moonlight on the eve of May day or Bealtaine. (BeeYALtinna) They have a bad reputation, but we think they're misunderstood. This story is about how people can be afraid of those who are different. We hope you like our little song, sung by Agatha, Mildred and Nancy. Here are the words: NOW the moonbeam's dance and play Cares are only made for day Spiral through the milky way Among the endless starlight   Hear t ..read more
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Episode 10 - The Monster of Lough Mask
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
1M ago
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. This episode is brought to you from Ireland! Leo and I explored the capital city of Dublin, learned about an unsolved crime, did some sight-seeing and had some super Irish grub! Leo tells a brilliant TRUE story about Dublin Castle. We then headed west to the beautiful County Mayo, and the mysterious Lough Mask. There are many legends about Loughs in Scotland and Ireland, and Emily's story features a malevolent creature that lurks in the dark waters. If you would like a shout out, you can email us at emilydr ..read more
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Episode 9 - How Elephant Learns Manners with Aaron Oliver
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
2M ago
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. This episode, we feature guest teller Aaron Oliver and the story The Floating Heads. Aaron is a Prop Maker and Storyteller based in London, passionate about creating stories, whether on the stage or behind the scenes! Aaron performs for a variety of audiences at venues such as libraries, theaters, community centers and cabarets, telling folk tales and myths alongside original stories. Aaron also co-runs Elephant Tales, a monthly storytelling for adults (16+) in Elephant and Castle, London. If you'd like to ..read more
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Episode 8 - The Snow Queen Part 3
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
2M ago
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo. We've been away for a while but we're back with the final part of Hans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen!  In part 3, Gerda must finally face her fears to save Kai.  Will she succeed? Or is it too late? If you would like a shout out, you can email us at emilydragonflytales@gmail.com or get in touch via social media. You can follow us on: Facebook   Instagram Twitter Thanks for listening!   Theme Music by Leo Grazebrook on GarageBand Storytelling and singing by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Produced by Andy ..read more
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Episode 7 - The Snow Queen Part 2
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
2M ago
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo. Spring is coming!  Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it mat feel cold and windy, but underneath the ground the seeds are stirring for Imbolc - the coming of Spring.  We love to celebrate St Brigid's day by feeding the birds, lighting candles to scare away the dark, or perhaps by making a Brigid's Cross!  We found a little video to show you how to make one from paper HERE, or you can try the traditional way and make them from rushes HERE. Our story - Part 2 of the Snow Queen - continues Gerda's quest to fin ..read more
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Episode 6 - The Snow Queen Part 1
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
2M ago
Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages. Happy New Year!  It's 2024 and we have so many fabulous new stories and tellers coming your way this year. We have a big treat for you - a three part story! The Snow Queen is a wonderful fairytale by the Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson.  Anderson wrote many of the famous stories we have grown up with - The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New clothes, The Ugly Duckling and many more. You can find out more about Hans Christian Anderson and his wonderful tales HERE and buy them HERE. If you would like a SHOUT ..read more
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Episode 5 - The Pied Piper of Hamelin
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
2M ago
Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages. Thank you all so so much for your patience - we've had a bit of family illness but we're all feeling much better now! Our story is a sinister tale from Germany, and some believe it really happened!  Hamelin is actually a real town and you can find out about it HERE. If you would like a SHOUT OUT, or to tell a tale on the podcast, the best thing to do is join the Dragonfly Tales story chat on Facebook.  However, if you don't use Facebook, you can email us at emilydragonflytales@gmail.com and we will try our best ..read more
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Episode 4 - Baba Yaga
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by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook Dragonfly Tales
2M ago
Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages. This episode we decided to let Leo tell his own folk tale, The Wolf and the Nurse.  It's a beautiful tale of healing and compassion.  Well done, Leo! Our story is a very old folktale from Slavic folklore about a very famous witch BABA YAGA! She is a bit scary, but she is also quite a complicated character.  You can learn more about her HERE. If you would like a SHOUT OUT, or to tell a tale on the podcast, the best thing to do is join the Dragonfly Tales story chat on Facebook.  However, if you don't us ..read more
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