Five-year-old Libby has just heard her least favorite word in all the world: errands. Her mother is planning for them to spend the morning together, out and about in the city. Libby furrows her brow and retreats to her room. But Dish inspires her with an exciting plan, involving a little secret detective work... This story is a part of the Libby & Dish series. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests?...more
An old cooper, or barrel maker, is given a large order for special barrels to be made before Christmas. The barrels are for a wine maker who wants them to be made with “winter white oak” wood. Ordinarily this would not be a problem, but the rareness of the wood, coupled with a sudden and severe snow storm, forces the cooper to make a difficult choice: use his wood for barrels or burn his wood to keep himself warm. Luckily, a quiet oak elf steps in, introducing the cooper to someone who can help...more
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
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! email@example.com
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
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.