A Tribute to the Collection of the World's Best Children's Stories Published by Marshall Cavendish
Three Christmas editions were released: Christmas Story Teller 1 (1983), Christmas Story Teller 2 (1984) and Christmas Story Teller 3 (1985). Each had “bumper 64 pages”, roughly the equivalent of two normal Story Teller issues. These three special editions had a fantastic mix of festive stories and popular carols.
Each festive issue complemented the Story Teller series published in that same year by featuring some of the most popular characters from that series. For instance, in Christmas Story Teller 1 Timbertwig (the star of a five-instalment series from the original Story Teller) returned for a Christmas adventure and the story What Wanda Wanted had cameo appearances from Rapunzel, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
Surprisingly, Gobbolino (surely the character most identified with Story Teller) did not appear in the first Christmas Story Teller but had starring roles in the second and third. Christmas Story Teller 3 was the most light hearted of the three Christmas editions. Clearly aimed at a younger audience, it contained shorter stories including three featuring the Magic Mountain characters from that year’s series, Little Story Teller.