Fairy tale story

Once upon a time... in a leafy wood there stood a tree, nearly as tall as the sky with big swishy branches... but this was no ordinary tree.

  • The tree wanted to find some boots for its roots...Molly C.

  • A big brown bear jumped out of the bushBobby B.

  • a teeny tiny dwelling could barely be seen under a very dark tree where upon tadalina the tadpole fairey lived. She spent her dayMarion D.

  • ....welll, Tadalina spent her day wondering - she wondered lots of things... but mainly who lived high in the tangle of branches.Linda C.

  • The tree was friends with Tadalina and he lifted her high into his branches where she met a small elf who called himself Bumblebee.Ruth D.

  • The elf whispered "Did you see that BEAR? He was TOO BIG!!" They snuggled up and the tree wrapped round them in a snuggly way.Richard C.

  • Bumblebee was sad - he longed to fly, but he knew elves couldn't fly. Tadalina wantedd to help but what could a little tadpole fairy do?

  • It was a woodland apartment tree so lots of families lived there. The tree kept them all safe but the bear shook the tree and it trembled.

  • Some magical apples fell from the tree, one apple rolled away and the bear chased after it, hoping to eat it.Sara B.

  • A leaf fell soft and silent from the large oak tree in the centre of the forest. Nearby, a small creature watched as the leaf floated down.

  • With the bear out of the way the Fairy clambered down to examine the tree's roots. 'Elves can make boots, ask any shoemaker.' she grinned.

  • 'I know where gigantic pink toadstools grow - their skin makes great shoe leather - and the shoes will bounce to boot!' laughed ElfWendy T.

  • There lived a family of red pandas. There were two sides of the forest on one side was the human world and the other was fairyland.Emily V.

  • This tree had sap as red as its berries.This ruby sap was said by local legend to cure anything from insect bites to broken arms.Lucy T.

  • They had hardly arrived when something soft and green slithered down on them, Poppie looked at Peter. "It bumped my nose" she said.Geoff O.

  • It was the tree of trees. Home to more animals than any tree had ever been. It bustled, brimmed and buzzed with the hubbub of life and love.

  • and the fairy knew just who needed a new fairy of boots...

  • Owl also lived in the big tree, he felt Tadalina's wish and gently lifted her up in his talons and soared with her in the air.Fiona W.

  • they flew over the forest canopy till in a glade she saw a ring of pink toadstools with shiny grey stems and yellow spots. STOP she cried.

  • Tadalina collected the beautiful skin from the toadstools but just as she was leaving a big shadow fell upon her...Kiera R.

  • It had big eyes, 340 of them. It had 1003 legs. It had wings as big as a house.George and Thomas A.

  • Finally the bear got to the apple. It had yucky, yucky worms crawling inside. So the bear headed back to the magical tree...Freya B.

  • Tadalina turned around and jumped out of her skin. She was afraid, nothing like this had EVER happened before. Before thinking she ran away.

  • Boots for all they cried..although the pandas will be a challenge..we shall also make wings and dreams.dreams always help you flysky b.

  • Its wings were covered in purple feathers and it had spots and spikes all over its back. Its roar echoed over the forest!Madeleine F.

  • Without looking, she stumbled into an enormous cobweb! But instead of becoming entangled in its sticky threads she felt herselfAnne S.

  • Being lifted by the creature who was chuckling to himself. 'What a strange little thing you are, why would you deliberately run into a web?'

  • "So I can have magical powers and make the tree more beautiful", she cried with excitement.Jackie and Jake S.

  • Suddenly a giant banana appeared and gave her magic powers 'oh ok' said TadalinaJoe M.

  • "Oh! How exactly will that happen little one?" the creature replied. Little was known about the powers of this magical tree!.Bonnie I.

  • At the base of the beautiful oak tree, among the gnarled old roots ,there was a tiny little green door with a sparkling little bell...

  • Excited & curious, Tadalina ran to the tiny door and rang the bell. The door was opened by a mouse, wearing a waistcoat.B B.

  • Why are you wearing a waist coat? Said Tadalina 'it's going to rain' said the mouse and with out warning he turned into a bananaLuis M.

  • Tadalina closed her eyes and held her breath hoping that some how when she opened them again the little mouse would have re-appeared.Mrs J.

  • Tadalina was absolutely flabbergasted! Never in her life had she seen such an extraordinary event unravel before her eyes!Kristine C.

  • She watched the banana hop slowly towards her and incredulously took the umbrella it offered in its outstretched peel.Stacey B.

  • "This umbrella will grant you the power of flight, my child," drooled the slimy banana. "Use it wisely becauseAdam L.

  • if you don't you will be turned into a Goonie. Those of you who know Little Rabbit Too Foo know that's a very bad occurence!carrie h.

  • She opened the umbrella and flew up to the highest branches, passed the creatures of the beautiful magical tree, collectingTamzin B.

  • Apples & sap as she went, & threw the sticky sappy apples at the many-eyed monster with it's wings & many legs...Tamzin B.

  • Who shrieked and let fall the pink toadstool skins which fell into a pile at tadalina's feet. She ran with them to the elf cobbler at once

  • She became aware that she was now high, high up in the tree canopy, surrounded by nothing but lush foliage and the warm breeze.Mrs R.

  • then the sky turned grey and the wind started to howl. Holding out the umbrella she flew off into the dark sky.Matilda F.

  • Up, up, up Tadalina flew! High above the leafy wood where the mighty tree stood.Manuela H.

  • She looked down and all she could see was a moving mass of leaves, it looked like the woodland itself was a living, breathing creature....

  • To Tadalina's amazement, a breathy, whispering voice spoke to her out of the woods. 'Where are you going, child?' Was it a wood spirit?

  • No it was a female bird called Peter next to her 'This is getting strange' said TadalinaJoe M.

  • And she woke up to find herself on the elf cobbler's sofa,still clutching the pink skins and Mrs Elf fanning her with a cobwebmary r.

  • "Please, Mr Elf", implored Tadalina, holding out the soft skins, " Please make boots for the big tree to keep her warm on wet winter nights"

  • "Yes" replied the elf, "boots I shall make, but first to me tell, where shall these boots take the tree?"Lisa J.

  • "Oh Mr Elf, that's easy," said Tadalina with a grin on her face. "The tree will go where it's most needed, that's it job."Sally s.

  • He cobbled pink boots, covered with magic dust so the tree could run. The tree put them on and ran faster and fasterBrian L.

  • Mr Elf started to make the boots, and suddenly there was a voice crying 'please hurry', we need the tree to help us...........A T.

  • It was Jasper and Alice. They needed help, Jasper had fell down a deep, dark hole. Alice started crying and desperately tried to him up.....

  • the bear said "bye" and dived into the bush" with a rustle of leaves. Tadalina said "wow I didn't know bears could talk.dougie t.

  • Then-in the distance-the elves heard the bears moaning with their immense hunger. What to do?: they had to help somehow.......Ruby T.

  • They climbed to the top of the tree, picked lots of apples and rolled them into the bush. The bears thanked them gratefully.Lily P.

  • Then the bears suddenly dived out of the bush as fast as a cheetah. They politely asked for more apples.Felix P.

  • Have some more Apples, said the happy Bear. As clouds started gathering above the grey sky, it started to rain gently.BinaVonta T.

  • Taking a bite of the apples, the bears couldn't believe their eyes, for there in the sky appeared the most beautiful rainbowBianca C.

  • A fairy called Marigold was a nice not like the evil elf Tom he was a desecrate he will steel all of your precious stuff.Ketia M. M.

  • Marigold sat in the middle of the rainbow. Beaming down at the bears.Rowan V.

  • Welcome bears to the land of fairies. It is magical here.Tiernan L.

  • It was a magical tree that gave away treasure to those who came to have a picnic. The treasure was more vaulable than gold.Louis T.

  • What could be more valuable than gold? Simple. The tree could bear any fruit or nut you could possibly wish for.Sharon W.

  • What could be more valuable than gold? Simple. The tree could bear any fruit or nut you could possibly wish for.Sharon W.

  • pawwwwPAWEL D.

  • It was a wibble-wobble tree. And no matter how hard the wind blew it never fell down. It wibble-wobbled, just like jelly.Molly S.

  • IT WAS MAGIC !!!!!! If you ate one of the magic fruits that came of the tree then made a wish your wish would come true.Zaynah A.

  • A steaming hot monster is coming to town. Beware Mr. Fire is coming.johnny r.

  • Purrrrr.James B.

  • Said the fire monster as he reached out for the frightened trees!Jackie L.

  • With a lick of his fiery lips Mr Fire blew out hard and massive red curling flames engulfed one of the magic trees Elmio.Emma W.

  • It was a memory tree. And what is a memory tree you may ask It is a tree that stores Earth's memories in its resin and in its bark.

  • But the wish was that no harm would come to the trees so rain poured all over Mr Fire and extinguished him the tree sighed.Derek S.

  • Mrs. Fire buried her husband beneath a Giant Redwood - his favourite tree. Her fabourite tree was aJustin S.

  • The tree rustled its leaves and decided to doze. Bees hummed a sweet tune and the robin joined in. The tree slept.Veronica S.

  • It slept for a thousand years and dreamt a thousand dreams and when it awoke it was in a strange and beautiful wintery land.Leonie L.

  • Snow cloaked the ground and clung to the branches of the trees. Looking closely the tree saw other trees were sleeping.Sarah L.

  • it was a special tree special to all the birds and the animals who lived in the woods .Enid P.

  • A sound split the still air a strange music that swelled from beneath the roots of the tree. The snow began to melt.Gail F.

  • Wait this was no ordinary melting snow.... taste that tingle a tantalizing can't-quite-name-it so overpowering as dormant memories arise.

  • and magical colours swirled up from the ground. dancing faster and higher until the branches began to sparkle in the light.Susan T.

  • The moon glowed brightly in the crystal night sky and the stars seemed especially bright and twinkly.Dee W.

  • A swarm of beautiful Jewel Bats flew in seeking apples to eat and a safe place to sleep in the hole in the memory treeRita P.

  • And as the bats settled and finished their munching the twasbrillig chimed and announced the arrival of the much anticipatedEdward S.

  • Bringer of the seasons cloaked and mysterious he had word of mother natures orders for the coming year silence reigned as he began to speak.

  • The leaves rushed through the path amongst the trees like a whirling dervish and I caught a glimpse of something shimmering amongst them....

  • The tree is friend to all. Think before you cause hurt. He will feed shelter and shade. He will beautify the earth but only if you care.

  • And Tadalina did care she cared soooo much she wished the boots would hurry and be made for her tree before the icy rain ..Gaynor H.

  • Cherish this tree trust it with your secrets and memories it will not betray you. It will reward you and offer sanctuary to all. He turned

  • and slipped back into the heart of the forest.Within days Mother Nature's work became evident as Winter turned into SpringElaine B.

  • so we put on our best striped socks and packed our favourite crisps and a drink and set off singing "We're going on a bear hunt."

  • "We're going to catch a.....aaaargh!" Suddenly the earth shook the sky went dark and the all the living things of the forestSarah S.

  • It wasn't long before the tree realised that it missed being able to wriggle its roots in the soil. Perhaps shoes were not such a good idea.

  • And they all lived happily ever after

  • Deep in the dark of the underground hollow we'll sleep and snuggle a safe warm bundle!Juliet M.

  • There was a family of rabbits living within the roots of the huge magical tree. They ate the fruit andXander H.

  • Warm and snuggly in our gran's multi-coloured knitted blanket. Peering into the gloom by the candles flickering light.Isobel T.

  • And realized that the fruit had given them the ability to hear the tree talk the magical tree needed their help ....sandy w.

  • The autumn leaves whispered amongst themselves the secret was about to be revealed and woodland life to change for ever.Irene H.

  • For he had held such a secret for many a trillion years and now he was able to entrust this secret to one very special beingTina W.

  • He took a deep breath swallowed nervously and said "It is time to tell you how I came to be..."Liam P.

  • I was once a wizard of great power but I was selfish and vain and used my power for my own gain. Too late I realised thatDebby H.

  • Long long ago there was a wish...The wish danced in the bright blue summer sky playing with the clouds...Claire R.

  • And the wish landed right infront of me so I took the wish and I wished I could be the most powerful wizard in the worldGenevieve R.

  • my greed had consumed my very being. I was wealthy in material belongings but had no place in my heart for love or trustKathryn D.

  • After saying this the wizard began to cry and his tears became seeds which grew to be Enchanter's Nightshade in the forest.Pam D.

  • The warmth and strength of the tree gives us protection to humans and animals alike as well as romance and fantasy so......Rachel J.

  • ....so come under my umbrella and let me tell you a story of my tree ancestors from the beginning of time

  • the tree wanted to find a friend - so he wriggled his roots and set off through the forest to find a new friend.........caitlin F.

  • Along the way he saw a cat a mouse and a rabbitnone of them wanted to be his friend so he sulkilywriggled home just then..brooke F.

  • The magic tree came across the big bear. "Do you remember me" asked the bear. We were friends before the spell was cast...Hayley C.

  • he heard a voice. It was no louder than a whisper and came from somewhere high above him. AJessica W.

  • a green snake slithered out of a hole and began climbing the tree. She hissed "Oh tree do you remember" The tree shiveredSarah H.

  • The tree lowered its branches to touch the bear's soft fur. With this touch a memory returnedHazel D.

  • a memory of lying snug underground as a tiny seed in the days before the great growing began.Kathryn B.

  • Through sleepy haze came a strong embrace a tree of power and majestic grace shared its wisdom of earth and space.Juliet M.

  • Then the slow slow memory of the tiny shoot fighting its way out of the seed and struggling towards the light. I did it!Carole W.

  • It remembered being ripped from the soil and the moist heat of the bird's mouth as the seed slid down its gullet.Lynne C.

  • A beautiful butterfly came along and said I will perch on you to feed. My friend BEAR has promised not to stomp or sit on you.PI F.

  • She ran through the trees through the golden light until she reached a lake looking across she saw her animal spirit guide.Kleo K.

  • It was a magical tree that had beautiful blossom but it was extremely dangerous to the butterfly fairies.Agatha B.

  • Tadalina found a river and in that river...A RAINBOW FISH!! Immediately the fish jumped up and splashed her with waterHenry E.

  • She began to wipe the water off her face when the fish began to talk...morgan b.

  • The bright moonface peered from the clouds and envied the sun for only the sun was able to create the rainbowsRita P.

  • "well hello!" said the fish and laughed. Fairy screamed and jumped out of the water like a hare. The fish laughed again. "I'm Sam."

  • Hello Sam Tadakina whispered would you like a ride beamed Sam I can take you wherever you wish to go. Jump on my backRosie A.

  • "I must see the rainbow spirit who lives by the waterfall on the other side of the lake" said Tadalina. "Will you take me"Andrea J.

  • on the big swishy branches were beautiful green leaves that twirled and swirled in the gentle breeze letting in sunlight that shone down

  • Down onto the river where Sam swam with Tadalina on his back taking her across the lake in search for the rainbow spirit.Claire H.

  • Over the waterfall in the distance a rainbow danced "the spirit must surely be there" said Tadalina "hurry Sam".TINA C.

  • "Hold on tight!!" Shouted Sam. And with that he launched himself over the waterfall. Tadalina screamed! "This is fast!!"Chloe M.

  • This was the biggest tummy tickle Tadalina had ever felt. The water sparkled like diamonds around them. Spirit here we come.....Jo S.

  • "Pleased to meet you on this fine sunny day." said Sam to the Fairy. The Fairy looked quite astonished to find a talking fish.

  • The fish was delighted to have met one of the tadpole fairies. He'd thought his mother had been making them up to keep him from the pond

  • "Do you want to see the edge of everything" said the tadpole fairy daringly. "Its not far we'll be back before dark.." Sam and Tad grinned

  • How can I resist Said the Tadpole Fairy. But the edge of everything seems so far away. Shall we look for the edge of something

  • Tadalina and Sam slid down the rainbow and found a magic box. They opened the box and the first thing they found was a map.Gwen S.

  • The map showed the locations of six large crystals each one a different colour. They each had its own power over the natural world

  • Please said Tadlet's go back. We don't know where we are I'm scared. She heard a noise behind her . Don't go we need you whispered a tiny

  • Little ant. Our nest is flooded and and our baby ants are in danger they will be drowned in their coccoons. Could you help us get them out

  • Sam put them in his hat .It floated .A strong voice spoke thru the water. For kindness you are granted the power of wavesAngela N.

  • Use this power wisely it will take you to safety. However you must promise to help anyone you see in need or danger. Do not refuse or

  • Then there was a big storm and the magic crystals flew into the air upwards until they formed a heart crystal in the sky.Liz L.

  • Our creator whispered to us in the breeze. He said love me cherish me and listen to me in the leaves and the trees.ELIZABETH W.

  • Well this is all very lovely said Sam but how on earth are we going to get home Tad. Shall we make a boat or fly to the crystal heart

  • They decided to make a boat. When it was finished they got in and began to float down the river. The waves pushed them along and soon they

  • saw something shining in the distance what is it asked Tad I'm not sure replied Sam lets go over and take a look. They padded over and

  • got out of the boat Sam stood on a log to get a better view.Tadhe yelled you won't believe this flyup here and take a look it's a

  • very large dragon. His beautiful multicoloured scales had been reflecting the suns rays. He looks friendly said Sam. Shall we approach him

  • They decided to go nearer. The dragon was lying on its belly. Its eyes shone with wisdom. It looked over and saw them "hello"Alice V.

  • it roared rather scarily smoke exhaling from its flaring nostrils. Hello they coughed. Don't be alarmed I just look scary.Louise V.

  • I'm not frightened but why the loud roar We're on a bit of a mission. Maybe you could help us. Can you flyJennifer W.

  • I would if I could but I can not because I can not fly my wing is broken."Ok if we help youhelp us". They said.Amelia D.

  • If you could find a long branch to use as a splint for my wing the crystal of healing will do the rest. it will come if you summon it here

  • Sam looked around and found a long branch. He dragged it over to the dragon. Excellent exclaimed the dragon. Now all we need is the crystal.

  • 'What crystal' said Sam. 'The Habalajoobamoobabong crystal' said the Dragon. 'That's a mouthful' said Sam.Kater M.

  • Where do we look they asked. Over the clouds said Dragon. You must find the swifts who will take you there. Call them andJanet H.

  • they will come with their beautiful riders. They will take you on their backs to the Crystal gate where you will

  • be shown the Crystal. Tad and Sam suddenly heard the screaming of the swifts and three large bluey black birds swooped down and landed

  • nearby. On their backs sat

  • 3 tiny elves with pointy ears and eyes as blue as sapphires. The elves shouted "Climb on" andChristopher S.

  • the tree and jump like a kangeroo across the branches and into the secret passage inside the tree..cameron l.

  • It was a magic whispering tree if you stand quietly you will hear the knowledge it has to share with all who love nature...Caleb W.

  • No exclaimed Sam we don't have time to listen we must go with the elves to the crystal gate. They are waiting.If we delay the dragon will

  • pounce on youblow fire and gobble you up. Ask the elves to hurry up if you don't we will be late. "Hurry up"!! said SamNekha A.

  • "But" said the Elves "the tree may have wise words to share to help you on your journey..."Eloise C.

  • "we don't have time for this" Sam quizzed "we have to get the crystal" he didn't use its name as time was of the essence.andre c.

  • How sad thought Sam I've no idea why they would say such silly things.I will listen to the wisdom of the tree and hope we can return to

  • ...because it had purple spots and squares on its trunk.

  • "Quick the dragon is getting weak. We must find the crystal as soon as possible" cried Sam. We can come back to the tree later.

  • The crystal is in a deep cave further up the river. It is buried beneath a pile of bright orange rocks said the dragon.

  • Just then the biggest elf put his fingers to his lips and let out the loudest whistle.Freya E B.

  • From the sky appeared a beautiful unicorn.Jump on my back I can get there faster than the birdselves use your power to summon the

  • It had a special relationship with the toadstools scattered around his roots. He would talk them and discover many secrets.John H.

  • The toadstools were bright red and no one had see one before.They would disappear when anyone came nearThomas F.

  • This ancient oak had more than 300 other living things in on & around it that it wanted to spread far for all to enjoy.Theresa H.

  • The unicorn waited patiently while the elves helped some of the secretive creatures climb onto its back. Here we go said Sam hold on tight.

  • They whisked into the air and began their journey. It was quite a long journey. Suddenly the unicorn stopped...Blayne and flora S.

  • ...and everyone almost fell off. He had spotted the tree which was trying to put some shoes on. They flew down and ...Christopher R.

  • As they landed an ogre came and knocked them away from the tree. The ogre was about to throw them across the world when...Olivia D.

  • he said 'Look why don't we all sit down and have a nice cup of tea. I've got a huge teapot and lots of nice dunky biscuits

  • Hellooo anyone in the forest want a cup of tea then Shall I put the kettle on or what You'll all feel better for it you know

  • so they sat in a circle drinking their acorn tea and discussed what should be done to save the trees and all the creaturesshan o.

  • therein. It did seem that were too many opinions and no one knew the real facts. "Maybe if we took a stock take to work out who lives here"

  • We just came for the crystal said Sam the one the dragon needs to get better the little folk want to help the tree with his boots. The ogre

  • Took a deep breath. Tree he bellowedwhere did you leave your bootsThe tree trembled it's leaves shookI don't knowit whisperedmaybe they

  • It was a magic Christmas tree! If you have a wish you must wisper 'Magic Tree' and your special wish will come true.Sophia R.