Fables & Fairy Tales

Join storyteller and author Chip Colquhoun and the Epic team as they share inspiring stories from around the world, retold to inspire you. Our fun tales involve magic, adventure, and the occasional exploding troll...

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Distant Fire (Part 1)

When Abel's mother falls dangerously ill, the brave 6-year-old accepts a dare to win the money to pay for a doctor. But can he possibly survive up the side of a mountain with no shirt or fire to keep him warm?

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Sir Tommy's Fire (Part 3)

Sir Tommy Bloodworth's dream job is more like a nightmare. Everyone expects him to sort out everything, from the Plague to a tiny little fire on Pudding Lane. What can he do?

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Sir Tommy's Fire (Part 2)

Sir Tommy Bloodworth's dream job is more like a nightmare. Everyone expects him to sort out everything, from the Plague to a tiny little fire on Pudding Lane. What can he do?

Added: 6 days ago
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Sir Tommy's Fire (Part 1)

Sir Tommy Bloodworth's dream job is more like a nightmare. Everyone expects him to sort out everything, from the Plague to a tiny little fire on Pudding Lane. What can he do?

Added: 1 week ago
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Farmer and the Boggart (Part 4)

Farmer Rob arrives in the village of Mumby to find all the villagers hiding in their homes from a vicious creature. Will Grandma's advice help him save the day, or see him end up inside the belly of a boggart?

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Farmer and the Boggart (Part 3)

Farmer Rob arrives in the village of Mumby to find all the villagers hiding in their homes from a vicious creature. Will Grandma's advice help him save the day, or see him end up inside the belly of a boggart?

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Farmer and the Boggart (Part 2)

Farmer Rob arrives in the village of Mumby to find all the villagers hiding in their homes from a vicious creature. Will Grandma's advice help him save the day, or see him end up inside the belly of a boggart?

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Farmer and the Boggart (Part 1)

Farmer Rob arrives in the village of Mumby to find all the villagers hiding in their homes from a vicious creature. Will Grandma's advice help him save the day, or see him end up inside the belly of a boggart?

Added: 2 weeks ago
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REAL King of the Jungle (Part 4)

Whoever called the lion "king of the jungle" clearly hadn't met Tenduay the leopard. Tenduay has ten times the appetite of lion, and is causing so much devastation that the other animals are forced to agree an uncomfortable deal...

Added: 2 weeks ago
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REAL King of the Jungle (Part 3)

Whoever called the lion "king of the jungle" clearly hadn't met Tenduay the leopard. Tenduay has ten times the appetite of lion, and is causing so much devastation that the other animals are forced to agree an uncomfortable deal...

Added: 2 weeks ago
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REAL King of the Jungle (Part 2)

Whoever called the lion "king of the jungle" clearly hadn't met Tenduay the leopard. Tenduay has ten times the appetite of lion, and is causing so much devastation that the other animals are forced to agree an uncomfortable deal...

Added: 3 weeks ago
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REAL King of the Jungle (Part 1)

Whoever called the lion "king of the jungle" clearly hadn't met Tenduay the leopard. Tenduay has ten times the appetite of lion, and is causing so much devastation that the other animals are forced to agree an uncomfortable deal...

Added: 3 weeks ago
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The Giant Huff McTough! (Part 3)

A giant hairy beast scares everyone away from his mountain home with his horrendous howling. But when he causes an avalanche, the princess in a nearby castle is spurred into action...

Added: 3 weeks ago
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The Giant Huff McTough! (Part 2)

A giant hairy beast scares everyone away from his mountain home with his horrendous howling. But when he causes an avalanche, the princess in a nearby castle is spurred into action...

Added: 4 weeks ago
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The Giant Huff McTough! (Part 1)

A giant hairy beast scares everyone away from his mountain home with his horrendous howling. But when he causes an avalanche, the princess in a nearby castle is spurred into action...

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The Pirate Grace & the Mermaid Medicine (Part 2)

When a nasty cough spreads quickly among a ship’s crew, pirate Grace has to trust a mermaid queen for help. But what happens when some pirates fail to follow the mermaid's instructions?

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The Pirate Grace & the Mermaid Medicine (Part 1)

When a nasty cough spreads quickly among a ship’s crew, pirate Grace has to trust a mermaid queen for help. But what happens when some pirates fail to follow the mermaid's instructions?

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The legend of Romulus and Remus (Part 3)

Before Ancient Rome, shepherds hid for their lives from a large wolf called Lupa. But when Lupa finds babies crying by the river, her life is changed forever – as is the shape of Europe…

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The legend of Romulus and Remus (Part 2)

Before Ancient Rome, shepherds hid for their lives from a large wolf called Lupa. But when Lupa finds babies crying by the river, her life is changed forever – as is the shape of Europe…

Added: 1 month ago
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The legend of Romulus and Remus (Part 1)

Before Ancient Rome, shepherds hid for their lives from a large wolf called Lupa. But when Lupa finds babies crying by the river, her life is changed forever – as is the shape of Europe…

Added: 1 month ago
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The Dragon's Heart (Part 3)

Sir Fulladred wants to be strong, clever, and brave – but he’s weak, silly, and fearful. His only hope is to eat a dragon’s heart, and the tiny Yu Dragon seems like an easy catch. But is it?

Added: 1 month ago
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The Dragon's Heart (Part 2)

Sir Fulladred wants to be strong, clever, and brave – but he’s weak, silly, and fearful. His only hope is to eat a dragon’s heart, and the tiny Yu Dragon seems like an easy catch. But is it?

Added: 1 month ago
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The Dragon's Heart (Part 1)

Sir Fulladred wants to be strong, clever, and brave – but he’s weak, silly, and fearful. His only hope is to eat a dragon’s heart, and the tiny Yu Dragon seems like an easy catch. But is it?

Added: 1 month ago
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No Tigers on the Table: a Taiwanese tale (Part 5)

Stubborn Mr Chen really doesn't like people putting things on his table that don’t belong there, so uses his carpentry skills to keep them off. But can he protect it from a tiger?

Added: 1 month ago
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No Tigers on the Table: a Taiwanese tale (Part 4)

Stubborn Mr Chen really doesn't like people putting things on his table that don’t belong there, so uses his carpentry skills to keep them off. But can he protect it from a tiger?

Added: 2 months ago
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