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Each slice of Moonberry Pie is another story

Moonberry Pie is a collection of stories for carers to tell young children; but there are no pictures. In the days before printing, story-tellers had to delight listeners with their own words; sometimes by relating actual past events, or by making up fictional tales of princes and paupers. Before continuing for the first time, anyone up for the challenge is invited to read the Introduction which provides a little guidance. Those who have no children, but just like a good story are welcome too.

The latest story:


Cindy is a little girl being taught to perform magic tricks by her Uncle Martin who was once a famous stage magician. One particular trick really does seem magical. Transporting a toy rabbit from a red cube to a green cube without being seen is truly mysterious. Left on her own for a few minutes, Cindy decides that Norman the rabbit might be lonely, so she puts her teddy bear in the red cube with him; and this starts a series of events that result in Teddles being lost in the post.

Next month, another Moonberry Pie story



Maximo was a racing pigeon, but now he has retired it seems he will never compete in The Dartwing Challenge again. When Gertrude the Team Fixer suggests he can still be in the racing game by training a new team, Max sets off to scout for some likely recruits. The best he finds is a group of Punk Pigeons who don't seem to do much except for pulling some weird, dangerous stunts. Their speed, however, impresses him and he truly believes they will have a good chance in The Dartwing Challenge; provided the Racing Committee will accept their entry request and he can teach them how to overcome some really dirty tricks.


Maximo's team of punk pigeons has one more heat to qualify for the finals; but Tawoo and the three officials are determined to stop them. Between these cheaters and arch rival Ferrol, it will be a tough ask. The punk team faces combating more than the usual dirty tricks; one of which, however, presents Maximo with an unimaginable opportunity.


For Patrick and his sister, the show-and tell session at school was never enjoyable because they couldn't find anything to take that wasn't just ordinary and uninteresting. The only thing Patrick could come up with was a plastic compass he got out of a Christmas cracker. It was nothing special, certainly, but the boy is convinced it can guide them through the forest at the back of their house. Although they have been forbidden by their parents to enter it, they disobey; and this leads them on an adventure which proves to be anything but ordinary.


Mona is truly happy when her eggs finally hatch and her children are born; but something is about to happen that will really distress her. Two human children have decided to go fishing for tadpoles, and these are actually Mona's family. Seeing them trapped in a jam jar of water then taken away seems to be the end of her hopes and dreams. Cobber the dog, however, comes up with a plan; and he and Mona set out to put it into practice.

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