What are Fairy Tales?

Fairy Tales are stories that take the protagonists through hard conditions to the triumph of the spirit, which craves freedom, happiness, righting of wrongs and rewarding of virtue.

The Fawn and the Ghost

A brother and sister run away from their evil step-mother, who continues to plague them from afar.

Bearskin and the Devil

A soldier makes a deal with the Devil in exchange for a lifetime of riches. If he can manage the impossible terms...

The Pot of Hot Porridge

How the pot of alliance came from Zurich to Strasburg.

The Gnome’s Road

To help a noble suitor win his bride, the King of the Gnomes offers to build a road for him in one night.

Halcyone and Ceyx

Halycone, the Queen of Thessaly, wanders along the bleak sea-beach and watching for the brown sail of her husband the King, who has gone to seek council from the oracle.

If Only I Could Shiver

A boy sets out on a journey to learn what it means to be frightened (have the shivers.)

Mother Holle

A neglected young girl becomes the servant of Mother Holle and is rewarded for her hard work.

The Legend of Rip Van Winkle

One memorable night, Rip Van Winkle plays a game of nine pins in the Catskill Mountains with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his crew and sleeps for 20 years.

Spirits of the Catskill Mountains

The Catskill mountains have always been a region full of fable, long considered the abode of spirits...


S. E. Schlosser
Editor of and, S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.
The Spooky Series by S.E. Schlosser