Every year, during the long nights of December, the Candleberry Elf makes candles in his fairy chandlery. Every year he waits for the old man and woman of the farmhouse to light their candles, signaling the beginning of the festival of lights. One year, however, they do not light their candles — and the Candleberry Elf looks to find out why. This story is a part of the So Many Fairies series. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.co...more
Little Hammer, a young mountain goat, lives at the top of a dry, craggy mountain in Israel with his mother and aunts and grandparents. His father and uncles are away, working to push a group of leopards out of the valley they usually call home. When a messenger comes and says they must delay their descent into the valley, they understand, but they wonder how they will manage to find food in the meantime. A patch of grass is discovered — one just enough to feed the herd for one night. They rejoi...more
Libby is excited about the rapidly approaching holiday season and delighted in her mother's enthusiasm. But when her mother suggests a new idea for December, Libby feels a little unsure — does she want to try new ways of celebrating this month? This story is a part of the Libby & Dish collection. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairies, much like people, need to get to know each other. They must be able to work together to meet the everyday challenges of the natural world, such as storms, temperature changes, and changes brought by people. And how do they become acquainted? Through feasting! So when there’s a sudden change in the backyard of twin brothers Russell and Randolph, the stonewall gnomes, brook nymphs, and oak tree elves must assemble a “feast” — a special and very potent fairy gathering. This story is a...more
Jack Tar is a tall figure in sea lore known for his bravery on the high seas. His bravest day, however, occurred on land when he was a boy: on his second day of school when he admitted what he really did know how to do… and what he did not. This story is a part of the By Thistle By Thimble series. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! email@example.com
David, the chief story spinner of Sparkle Stories has written and is one of the tellers for a new adult podcast called "Horsemen". It has the same depth of characters and satisfying narrative arc of Sparkle Stories but is crafted just for the Grown Ups. You can find out more by going to www.horsemenpodcast.com or searching "Horsemen" on iTunes.