Story Teller (Marshall Cavendish)

A Tribute to the Collection of the World's Best Children's Stories Published by Marshall Cavendish



The purpose of this section is to collect all manner of articles about Story Teller. Ultimately, I’d like to see articles here specially written by Story Teller fans all over the world and writers, readers and maybe illustrators who worked on the Story Teller partwork itself.

So if you would like to share your musings on Story Teller, please drop me a line. Meanwhile, here are our initial offerings …

Timbertwig’s New Adventures: a Review

Story Teller fans rejoice! One of our favourite characters, Timbertwig, is back for more adventures, fun and laughter in an all-new book by original writer and illustrator, Peet Ellison. That’s right, after more than 30 years, we have been invited back to Wiggly Wood for a long overdue reunion with Timbertwig, Granny Knot, Abigail the Spider, and all their curious and amazing neighbours.

From Tank Engines to Satellites

Anth Ginn, the creative mind behind Shorty the Satellite, The Scrubs and he Dubs, and The City of Lost Submarines, writes about his life, inspirations … and even makes a confession.

Putting Story Teller in Cyberspace

When I first had internet access in the early 1990s, one of the first things I tried to do was get information on Story Teller. At that time, I was the only Story Teller fan I knew and I was quite keen to make contact with others who remembered this magical series. I was very disappointed when I could not find anything, except perhaps a mention of it on the Marshall Cavendish website. Story Teller was listed as one of their publications – and that was it.

Twenty-nine Years On

It struck me a day or so ago that Story Teller turns 29 this year. I still remember very clearly how I first learned about this magnificent series, a publication that was to have a lasting impression on me

A response from Marshall Cavendish

Will Story Teller ever be released again? Here is a response from Marshall Cavendish, the original publisher.

An Interview
I was intereviewed by Kenny Mah, Malaysian writer, for his blog.

Rare Story Teller Items
I thought it would be interesting to compile a rundown of what I consider to be rare Story Teller items. I have been collecting Story Teller for several years and these are the items that I have found particularly difficult to track down.

Daryn Heydenrych, a Story Teller fan from South Africa who now teaches in South Korea, remembers that famous sound.

From Timbertwig to Wurzelweig
Mention Story Teller and Timbertwig will come to many people’s minds. One of the most popular characters to ever come out of the partwork, Timbertwig was written and illustrated by Peet Ellison. Here, he tells us about his endearing creation.

Happily ever after. THE END.
Malaysian writer and illustrator Kenny Mah relives his love affair with Story Teller.


7 comments on “Articles

  1. Kim Jackson
    6 March, 2012

    29 years on I have the full sets of series 1 & 2 and my 8 year old is still listening to them today and the are all PERFECT. Makes me feel like a child again.

  2. Jay Piper
    31 October, 2012

    Im desperately trying to track down story teller christmas, the one with timbertwigs christmas tree and what wanda wants etc.
    Where would i be able to find this magical set? im 33 now, and was trying to explain to my wife about it. I even remember some of the dialogue! Please someone help!!

    • Donna
      10 November, 2012

      Ive got Storyteller Xmas 2 for sale on Ebay at the moment and also have the Complete Story Teller Digital Collection too on 4x DVDs.

  3. Panos k
    1 March, 2014

    I’m trying for years to find some information
    about the Child of the Sun soundtrack !! Please help if you knownthe composer and where can I find this music! Thank you very much!

  4. wang dong
    8 April, 2016

    I am a Chinese student who loved story teller so much that I had collected Story Teller 1 & 2 from London. The process of collecting the two volumes was a very expensive experience. I went all the way from China to UK just for the collection of Story Tellers. I should say STORY TELLER is the most attractive books I have collected till now, they have lives and they can speak, talk to me like an old friend..

    • Timbertwig
      8 April, 2016

      Wow, that’s truly amazing! I know Story Teller is loved all over the world but your story is one of the most interesting stories I’ve heard so far. I am the owner of this website and I would very much love to write an article about your passion for Story Teller. Would you be willing for me to do that? 🙂

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