Strange Tales of the American South

Grinning Pumpkin HalloweenKids stories including ghost stories, folktales and myths and legends.

Marigold Goes A Visiting: Georgia Ghost Story

Monday, September 15th, 2014

What does a missing cow have to do with ghosts? Find out in this Georgia ghost story written by Julie Ann Wallo.

The Journey of Alysis

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Texas myth and kids story of a young orphan girl in prehistoric times who discovers unknown powers to save humanity. Written by Sara Popp.

The Mischievous Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Georgia farmer brings home a very strange Halloween pumpkin that causes all sorts of trouble.

Storyland Jack

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Southern fairy tale teaming up some of the most famous nursery rhyme characters to solve a strange wedding mystery. Written by Harris Tobias.

A Wish Too Far

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Mississippi folktale of a desperate fisherman who is granted a wish from a mysterious sea wish. And you know what they say about wishes. Written by Harris Tobias.

Toy Food

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Kids fairy tale about a starving family of toymakers who must turn to their creations to survive. Written by Harris Tobias.

Uncle Andy and the Fire Breathing Dragon

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Circus ghost story for the kids about an aspiring trapeze artist searching for her famous Uncle Andy in the depths of a strange, ghostly circus. Written by Kathy Warnes.

Changeling Mother

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Creature story of two Tennessee mountain kids who are convinced their mother has been kidnapped by evil trolls, and embark on a great adventure to bring her back.

The Ghost With The One Black Eye

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Ghost story for young kids about an annoying ghost standing in the way of a child’s midday snack.

Haunted

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Kid-friendly ghost story from Arkansas about a haunted house with some spooky ghosts with a serious knack for baking. Written by Harris Tobias.

The Snowman and the Scarecrow

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Christmas kids story about a scarecrow who teaches a holiday lesson to a grumpy snowman.

The Legend of Joeabb the Frog

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Ghost story of a singing frog who shows that eternal love is not just for humans.

The Click-Bok Tree

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

African-American slave folktale about a mysterious tree from Africa and the magic it unleashes on a cruel plantation owner.

All God’s Chillun Had Wings

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Classic African-American tale about the undying belief of slaves that they would one day fly back to Africa in the face of brutal oppression.

How Brer Coon Gets His Meat

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Uncle Remus tale from African American folklore of how crafty Brer Rabbit and his friend Brer Coon get themselves an easy dinner. Written by Joel Chandler Harris.

The First Christmas Gift

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Christmas folktale that explains a special miracle that happens in the North Georgia mountains each Christmas Eve.

Mama Coon Coon: A Louisiana Swamp Folktale

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Louisiana Swamp Folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble.

Marie Jolie

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Cajun folktale about a beautiful girl who has the misfortune of choosing a real devilish mate.

The Missing Cookies

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Christmas ghost story – or a visit from Santa Claus?

The Santa Claus Special

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Based on the true Christmas story of the annual holiday train that brings Santa Claus to the poor towns of remote Appalachia.

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