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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:

The coastal village of Calmwater was a nice place to live; but the weather was unpredictable, making things difficult for the fishermen; and especially for those ships which had to travel to the markets in faraway Buckpool. Josiah Weames was one such sailor; but he was also a gambler who had made a bet with a well-known rogue. Unless he wins, he will lose his three ships and all of the goods on them. Can Erik and Helga help save the day? And who are they, anyway?

Next month, another Moonberry Pie story.


The family is preparing to put up the Christmas decorations, and the two boys are helping. One of them, however, thinks they are getting too old for make-believe. Despite the enthusiasm of his brother and their parents, Christmas seems to have lost its magic for him. When the tree lights stop working on Christmas Eve, everyone is down in the dumps. Then something very strange happens to bring the spirit of Christmas back to the household.

Wollo used to be a happy place; but on the neighbouring island of Beastrog reigned a wicked Queen who wanted to rule over all. Hearing of the forthcoming wedding of Prince Winstead of South Wollo to Princess Imogen of North Wallo, Queen Angina was very aware that this would unite the island of Wollo into a single, powerful realm, making it much harder to invade. So she must hatch an evil plot to prevent it.

Bertha, the last of the steam trains, sits at the platform of Boulder Pass station. After the station was closed due to danger from rock-falls, the old train is now just a tourist attraction along with the hotel. When a bus load of tourists is stranded by a snow storm, they have to stay the night; which is fine until an avalanche threatens to bury them all. It seems Bertha is their only hope of escape; but she hasn't run in years. Can she do it one more time...?

As Penelope the gentle breeze was drifting through town, she heard the people there were upset that the beach was so messy that nobody wanted to visit it anymore. Calling on her brother, Willy-Willy, she asked him to help by picking up the rubbish and taking it back to the tip where it had blown from. Unfortunately, Willy-Willy misunderstood and took all the rubbish instead to where it definitely wasn't wanted.

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