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
When Martin goes to his Spanish teacher’s house for his weekly lesson, he is impressed by all the decorations. Are they for Halloween? It turns out that Martin’s teacher is celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, a festival that honors loved ones who are no longer living. Although Martin is initially a little wary of all the skeletons, he soon appreciates the way Dia de Los Muertos combines good food and memories in a really fun way — enough so that Martin teaches his own family to celebrate the festiv...more
Sam Sugarpop is a frisky little fire sprite who loves, loves, loves sweets: “for breakfast, for dinner, for supper and tea” as the nursery rhyme goes. When the children of the world hear his rhyme and also get a taste for sweets, a Halloween tradition is born: trick or treating for candy! Well – it turns out that Sam is not the only fairy looking for sweets: there is a cheerful witch that wants the candy for a very different reason: one that is a surprise to the children, their parents and ...more
In a sweet little town, there is a very particular three-story house that is the center of the town's annual Halloween celebration. Each year, the mysterious couple that lives there transforms their wrap-around porch into something new and fantastical, and wows the entire town. The neighbors talk about it all year long! This year, however, it is an 8 year old girl named Margaret that does something at once surprising and gracious - which changes the town's Halloween tradition forever. This ...more
This story is about Ellie and Arnold, two 6 year old twins who share a wonderful idea: what would happen if all the children suddenly turned into their Halloween costumes – what if the children dressed as wizards, tigers, scarecrows and baseball players actually became wizards, tigers, scarecrows and baseball players?! 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? ...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.