Welcome to Mythstories

photo of 3 acrylic paintings by Dez Quarrell

Mythstories is a charity working with traditional tales. Here you will find some of our favourites, together with ideas for story-based activities for families, groups of children or whole classes.

Mythstories is Where Words Work. Explore and enjoy.

Educational Resources

photos of making activities

Storytelling is an effective tool that can be used across the curriculum, not just in English. Here you will find tried and tested resources that will work in your classroom, They can be easily adapted for small or large groups and many are equally suitable for home educators.

Mythstories Art UK Shop

Framed Talking Cat Print and Loyalist Cow cushions from Art UK shop

You can add style and beauty to your school, home or office and support Mythstories' educational work by visiting the Mythstories Art UK Shop. There are framed or unframed prints of Dez Quarréll's artworks, a range of customised gifts for the home and art materials to inspire young artists.

Latest Posts

The Secrets of Herbs

A Celtic Legend shows why it is so difficult to discover the secrets of herbs medicinal uses.

The Unicorn

How a unicorn can pose a classic dilemma and the woodcutter’s solution.


What is your idea of a fairy?


Do or did dragons exist? We were certain when we were presented with these dragon droppings.

Maori Artefacts

View a range of Maori storytelling artefacts from New Zealand.

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