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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Episode 31: Puff and Rose

This is a Tales from the Lilypad remix of the Puff the Magic dragon song by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton, popularized by the musical group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 hit. In this retelling by Marlene Wurfel, a modern little girl named Rose finds Puff hidden in a cave in the land called Honalee. This episode features an acoustic guitar version of the song Puff the Magic Dragon by Jorge Nolla. His website is:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Episode 30: An Arctic Fairy Tale

Remember kids: if you ever find three baby fairies, alone, hungry, and crying in a clump of moss, take them under your wing, feed them flies and berries, and tell them stories all winter long until they are strong enough to make it on their own.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Episode 29: Hurley the Alpine Gnome

This Tales from the Lilypad original bedtime story for kids & family is about an Alpine Gnome gnamed Hurley. After a long day of rescuing animals in the rugged cold of the Rocky Mountains, will Hurley return home to his loving family? Only Lily gnows...
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Episode 28: The Girl Who Cried Pee

Cried as in exclaimed loudly, not as in issued forth in the form of tears. It's a modern retelling of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Warning: this episode is all potty humour and uses the word pee prolifically. If your kids are the potty humour types, urine for a treat. Otherwise, you could make a strong case for giving this one a skip along the lines that it's in poor taste. It is. Download this episode (right click and save)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Episode 27: The Lion and the Mouse

Happy New Year! Aesop's fables are stories that have been told for hundreds of years to teach moral lessons. What is the moral lesson of The Lion and the Mouse?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Episode 26: The Red Horse

Kids can't sleep? This 20 minute long story about a Red Horse who comes to life and takes a boy on a magical journey might do the trick. Based on a 1924 story by Elsa Moeschlin, written and re-arranged by Marlene Wurfel.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Celebrating 100,000 listens

Episode 25 of Tales from the Lilypad marks 100,000 listens. Thanks to bedtime story seekers all over the world for visiting the Lilypad. You've made this little experiment in storytelling in the 21st century absolutely exceed my expectations. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Episode 25: Night Dash, a Halloween Story

A Tales from the Lilypad original bedtime story for kids & family about a baby bat, her mama, and a lonely monster named Dave who fears he's the only one of his kind. Beware! Spooky mansions, bat facts, and Costco wholesale shoppers. Happy Halloween, from Lily!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Episode 24: Thumbelina by Marlene Wurfel

A 21st century version of Thumbelina where the beautiful girl, born in a flower, never becomes a child bride. Re-written and arranged by Marlene Wurfel. If you're familiar with the Hans Christian Anderson version from 1835, you may be surprised to hear Canadian animals making an appearance in the story.