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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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?

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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?

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No Tigers on the Table: a Taiwanese tale (Part 3)

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?

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No Tigers on the Table: a Taiwanese tale (Part 2)

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?

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No Tigers on the Table: a Taiwanese tale (Part 1)

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?

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Fish in the Forest (Part 2)

The farmer’s wife just can’t stop telling everyone everything. But if the king learns about the gold treasure they’ve found, he’ll snatch it from them. How can the farmer help his wife keep their secret?

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Fish in the Forest (Part 1)

The farmer’s wife just can’t stop telling everyone everything. But if the king learns about the gold treasure they’ve found, he’ll snatch it from them. How can the farmer help his wife keep their secret?

Added: 2 weeks ago
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The Spider Who Wanted to Tell Stories: an African Tale (Part 3)

The African spider Anansi is keen to tell stories. To do so, he must complete three challenges from the sky god Nyambe. But how can a spider catch wasps, a snake, and a jaguar?!

Added: 3 weeks ago
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The Spider Who Wanted to Tell Stories: an African Tale (Part 2)

The African spider Anansi is keen to tell stories. To do so, he must complete three challenges from the sky god Nyambe. But how can a spider catch wasps, a snake, and a jaguar?!

Added: 3 weeks ago
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The Spider Who Wanted to Tell Stories: an African Tale (Part 1)

The African spider Anansi is keen to tell stories. To do so, he must complete three challenges from the sky god Nyambe. But how can a spider catch wasps, a snake, and a jaguar?!

Added: 3 weeks ago
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The Prince Lindworm (Part 3)

The queen will do anything to get a baby! But when she forgets the Magic Woman’s advice, even the queen can’t bear the thought of hugging her baby prince...

Added: 1 month ago
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The Prince Lindworm (Part 2)

The queen will do anything to get a baby! But when she forgets the Magic Woman’s advice, even the queen can’t bear the thought of hugging her baby prince...

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The Prince Lindworm (Part 1)

The queen will do anything to get a baby! But when she forgets the Magic Woman’s advice, even the queen can’t bear the thought of hugging her baby prince...

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The Dancing Mermaid (Part 6)

When a young mermaid rescues a landboy from a burning ship, she hopes they can be friends. But the kindly old mer-witch warns that her desire will cause a lot of pain…

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The Dancing Mermaid (Part 5)

When a young mermaid rescues a landboy from a burning ship, she hopes they can be friends. But the kindly old mer-witch warns that her desire will cause a lot of pain…

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The Dancing Mermaid (Part 4)

When a young mermaid rescues a landboy from a burning ship, she hopes they can be friends. But the kindly old mer-witch warns that her desire will cause a lot of pain…

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The Dancing Mermaid (Part 3)

When a young mermaid rescues a landboy from a burning ship, she hopes they can be friends. But the kindly old mer-witch warns that her desire will cause a lot of pain…

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The Dancing Mermaid (Part 2)

When a young mermaid rescues a landboy from a burning ship, she hopes they can be friends. But the kindly old mer-witch warns that her desire will cause a lot of pain…

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The Dancing Mermaid (Part 1)

When a young mermaid rescues a landboy from a burning ship, she hopes they can be friends. But the kindly old mer-witch warns that her desire will cause a lot of pain…

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Through the Forest

A king and his dog are hunting a great white boar, which leads them into a forest full of enchantment. Do you recognise anyone here?

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Basket Babies (Part 5)

A young girl is overjoyed when her wish to marry a prince comes true – but her sisters are overjealous. When the sisters take revenge, though, everyone is surprised by the results…

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Basket Babies (Part 4)

A young girl is overjoyed when her wish to marry a prince comes true – but her sisters are overjealous. When the sisters take revenge, though, everyone is surprised by the results…

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Basket Babies (Part 3)

A young girl is overjoyed when her wish to marry a prince comes true – but her sisters are overjealous. When the sisters take revenge, though, everyone is surprised by the results…

Added: 1 month ago
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Basket Babies (Part 2)

A young girl is overjoyed when her wish to marry a prince comes true – but her sisters are overjealous. When the sisters take revenge, though, everyone is surprised by the results…

Added: 2 months ago
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Basket Babies (Part 1)

A young girl is overjoyed when her wish to marry a prince comes true – but her sisters are overjealous. When the sisters take revenge, though, everyone is surprised by the results…

Added: 2 months ago
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