The Collection

In addition to the three main series, the Story Teller brand spawned three bumper Christmas editions, a little known Song Book and several hardback compilations. For an overview and publication history, see this page.

Story Teller 1

The original series was first released in 1983. It aimed to bring stories to children in a new way by combining the values of a book with the excitement of a sound recording.

Story Teller 2

Following the huge success of Story Teller 1, Marshall Cavendish immediately followed it up with another 26-part collection in 1984 with a new cast of exciting and colourful characters to amuse and enthrall children.

Little Story Teller

Little Story Teller was a series of storybooks, each with a 30-minute cassette. Together, they featured not only stories but songs, and activity pages full of ideas for things to make and do.

Christmas Story Teller

Three Christmas editions were released: Christmas Story Teller 1 (1983), Christmas Story Teller 2 (1984) and Christmas Story Teller 3 (1985). All three had a fantastic mix of festive stories and popular carols.

Story Teller Song Book

This was the single volume magazine published in 1986, the last title from the Story Teller series. It had 52 pages consisting of 20 “all-time singalong favourites” and games, puzzles and things to do.

My Big Book of Fairy Tales

In 1987, Marshall Cavendish revisited the world of Story Teller by publishing a big hardback book called My Big Book of Fairy Tales, which was essentially a compilation of the best stories from Story Teller.

Early Learning Centre Series

In 1987, Marshall Cavendish joined forces with the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to produce a four-book series based on Little Story Teller. Each 48-page book had stories, poems, songs, games and activities.

Compilation Books

Marshall Cavendish released further hardback compilations featuring stories from Story Teller in 1988. Much thinner than My Big Book of Fairy Tales, the five books are still worthy additions to any collection.

A Treasury of Goodnight Stories

A Treasury of Goodnight Stories is a mammoth compilation of the original stories from Story Teller, including Timbertwig and Grogre the Ogre.

Tales from Around the World

Tales from Around the World is another exciting compilation that gathers together some of the best stories from Story Teller that originated from all corners of the world. Published in 1987 by Exeter Books.

138 thoughts on “The Collection

  1. miss.m.pieniazczak says:

    PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE A CAN PURCHASE THE STORYTELLER COLLECTION?
    I LOST MY IN A FIRE,AND SO WANT MY CHILDREN TO HAVE A SET.MORRIS AND DORRIS ARE SO MISSED.
    THANKYOU.MAGDALENA

    • Mrs Irene Williams says:

      I have the complete collections, books and tapes, 1 & 2 in ‘new’ condition, including the christmas edition year 1. you can contract me if you are interested in buying them at ibswilliams@talktalk.net. I intend to put them for sale on ebay within the next few weeks. Irene

      • Laura Vernon says:

        Hi there,
        Do you still have the collection? If so, how much would you like for it?

        Regards

        Laura.

      • Helen Cole says:

        Hi my name is Helen I am interested in buying the story teller magazines and tapes from you please send me details my number is 01179653676 thankyou

    • Mrs Irene Williams says:

      I have the complete collections, books and tapes, 1 & 2 in ‘new’ condition, including the christmas edition year 1. you can contract me if you are interested in buying them at ibswilliams@talktalk.net. I intend to put them for sale on ebay within the next few weeks. Irene

      • Helen Cole says:

        hi Irene my name is Helen and I am interested in your collection please can you let me know the details my number is 01179653676 thankyou

      • Helen Cole says:

        Hi Irene I haven’t heard from you in a while so I was wondering if your collection was still for sale please could you let me know thankyou Helen

    • MR NOEL JOHNSON says:

      I have a complete collection in the story teller collection binder Volume 1 parts 1-13 are in the binder I also have parts 14,15 and 16 and also have Christmas story teller 2 for sale if your interested my contact details are Noeljohnson1972 @outlook.com and telephone number is 07549 188334. Many thanks, hope to hear from you soon.
      Noel Johnson

  2. avril says:

    Finally found this site and have found the answer to my question, this world desperatly needs to re-release on CD cant believe it has not been done everybody loves to bring their child hood memories back to life now and again deffo the story teller !!!

    i am campaining now re-release The Story Teller On audio CD, I want to hear Gobbolino in my car….

  3. Lisa Tighe says:

    Will we be able to get the audio on cd’s now? I have the complete magazine collection but lost my cassettes and the kids want to listen to the stories on cd if poss

    • Nolene Gosling says:

      Hi Lisa

      It’s a year later…if you don’t used your magazines…I’d love to buy them from you. I have all the cassettes of both volume 1 and 2..but no magazines!!!!! What’s the copyright on the magazines – does any one know????

  4. Peter Milne says:

    Hi Guys,

    I found a website that is uploading vidoes of the original recordings Story Teller 1 and 2 so that you can listen to them. The vodeos also have the magazine pages so you can still read along. So far they have uploaded 52 vidoes in no particular order.

    http://www.alfflove.com/storyteller-i.html

    Regards

  5. Jason says:

    You can get the complete collection as a torrent file, if you’re not too precious about illegal downloading (the copyright on these is still in force).

    Although I am completely opposed to pirating, I did download this set because I already own the tapes and magasines from when I was a kid, and you are within your legal rights to transfer what you already legally own to a different media (e.g. CD to iPod…tape to CD…magasine to PDF).

    Go to http://www.thepiratebay.org and search for “story teller”. This will give you a list of two possibles, pick the first one and your internet explorer will download a “torrent” file – this is just a text file telling a torrent browser where to go and look.

    Download and install uTorrent (for windows) or Transmission (for linux), and then open the storytell.torrent file in it. It will then sit there for 3 days downloading it (it is 6 gig of data) and downloads slooooooooowly!

    The set includes mp3s of Story Teller 1 and 2 and the christmas specials, PDF copies of all the magasines, PDFs of all the cassette inlay cards, and a load of extra bonus stuff.

  6. Julia says:

    Oh the memories, I absolutely loved these as a child – I haven’t hear it in 25 years or so. Come back Morris and Dorris !

    • Penelope Douglass says:

      Aggy – do you have any intention of selling them? I am desperately trying to find a copy for my grandchildren

  7. Uttara Jindal says:

    If I would like to broadcaste these videos available on Youtube to school children, how can I go about doing this? I could purchase CD collection but this is going to be for wide dissemination under a curriculum which is being designed by our foundation for value creating education amongst schools in India.

    Please let me know how to go about this.

    Warm regards

    Uttara Jindal Malhotra

  8. Newt says:

    I would love to find these again, I found my Part One while I was cleaning … the tapes are not up to scratch … the magazines are still in almost perfect nick! But this time I would love the WHOLE COLLECTION!!! Bwhahaha!

  9. Emma says:

    What a treat this blog is! My sister and I were massive Story Teller fans. My Nan used to buy them to keep us quiet during lunchtimes in the school holidays, and we adored everything about them: the voices, the artwork and the PING! that told us when to turn the page. We listened to them again and again, and long after we were really too old to. My Nan passed away 5 years ago and seeing this blog brought back so many warm memories of turkey drumsticks (before Jamie Oliver ruined them for everyone), Nan’s cardigans (tissue always in sleeve) and those rare’s moments when my sister and I weren’t fighting. Please keep the blog up forever!

  10. Emma Sands says:

    I adored storyteller and listen to it via youtube on my ipad. I have set up my own youtube account, locate the story (via storyteller – Marshall cavendish on Wikipedia) here it lists every single story and who read it. You then type this into youtube and save it under your login. Then you have every single part work together, it’s the story and the book. I love it xxxx

  11. Shaun connelly says:

    I have found complete 26 books part 1 with 26 cassettes. All boxed in excellent condition. Looking to sell if anybody interested if not il put on eBay

    • Kelli says:

      Hi, is your collection still for sale?as a child these Helped me to learn to read and would love for my daughter to read them too. Ifyou still have them, wht are you looking to sell them for?

    • Helen Cole says:

      Hi Shaun how much are you selling your collection for as I am interested in buying them my name is Helen and my number is 01179653676 please can you let me know thankyou

  12. Sarah Skeels says:

    Hi, I have 2 sets, both tapes and books which I am looking to get rid of. I have the younger version and the red one – in going to look through to ensure complete, but I believe this to be the case. Please contact me if these are of interest to you.

  13. Elinor storrie says:

    Hi there can we get the storyteller on credit yet I had the collection years ago and would love it for my kids. If anyone can help much appreciated.thanks

  14. Ben says:

    Just found my Story Teller 1 complete set in binders and cassette case. Any ideas what this is worth? I also have the Christmas edition with cassette from 1983..

  15. Lisa Lowe says:

    Hi I have complete set of story teller volume 1 and two including the case of cassettes which is
    Also complete, email me with your offers if interested. Lisa

  16. Lisa says:

    They have never been used but I will test them to make sure and get back to you. In the magazines some of the pictures have been coloured in but apart from that they are fine. Would prefer to sell as complete set. Lisa

    • elly says:

      That would be great. I had the completed set when i was a little girl but i dont know what happened to them. i am wanting them for my children, especially for the youngest two as i used to love putting the tapes in and listening to them at night.What kind of price are you wanting for them?? Thanks Elly

  17. Lisa says:

    Hi, both volume one and two are comets in the folders with cassettes in case also complete
    I coloured in some of the pictures in the magazine as a child but over all good condition. Lisa

  18. christine says:

    I would really like them to release this set again my son has asperger and this was his comfort to listen to the stories and it would take him to a safe place he is older now but would love to have a set again he lost his life seems to be too hard as an adult please please somebody get it released again christine

  19. claire says:

    Has any1 got the case to put tapes in plz got the. Full set just need a case to put tapes in plz thnz

  20. Emma Moody says:

    Hi, if anyone has any full sets for sale I’m really interested, I had them when I was younger, but kept them in our lift and tapes got ruined, I have a 3 year old now would really love him to hear them all too. Can’t believe can’t get them on CD by now.

  21. Lisa lowe says:

    Hi I have the full set part 1 and 2 with the case full of cassettes they are in really good condition. Just a few of the pictures are coloured in. Feel free to Make me a sensible offer. Lisa

    • Dinesh Ramadu says:

      Please can u email me the amount you are looking at. I am based in South Africa and expecting my 1st child this week. Would love to give him the experience of story teller like I did

  22. Emma Moody says:

    Anyone the full set willing to do a copy for a cost? My tapes got ruined and I’m desperate to get them again, have the first series if magazines!!

  23. Lisa lowe says:

    Yes they are available, in good condition and complete with all cassettes in the case. I’m looking for £100 or nearest offer. Lisa. 🙂

  24. Michelle Edwards says:

    Looking for both complete sets of Story teller Part One and Two for my son… if anyone is selling these, please let me know. Many thanks

      • Michelle Edwards says:

        Just seen your message… Thanks for your response. I now have Part One with the Xmas Edition, so just looking for Part 2 with Xmas Edition. If sfs and you are willing to sell separately, please could you let me know how much you are looking for. Many thanks

  25. Michelle Edwards says:

    Hi there
    Looking for both complete sets of Story teller Part One and Two for my son… if anyone is selling these, please let me know. Many thanks

  26. Lisa lowe says:

    Hi Adam if you are interested please email me.
    I would prefer Collection so I’m not sure where your based but I live near Ashton u lyne.
    My personal email is lisajlowe@gmx.com
    Thank you. Lisa

  27. Lisa lowe says:

    Hi mine are still for sale. Sensible offers only. I’m near Manchester contact me if interested. Lisa

  28. Lisa lowe says:

    Hi I have the story teller magazines part 1 &2 and all of the cassettes in the original case. All in very good condition. I will accept no less than £150 for it all.
    Contact me on lisajlowe@gmx.com
    Or 07852155042.

    • Helen Cole says:

      Hi Lisa I am interested in buying your collection from you are they still for sale I am willing to pay £150 for them my name is Helen and my number is 01179653676.thankyou

  29. Lisa lowe says:

    My storytellers are still for sale if anyone wants the full set with cassettes
    In the case. £150. Lisa.

      • Lisa lowe says:

        Hi if you give me your postcode I can get a price for p&p to send to you in South Africa. Lisa.

  30. Michael Harrison says:

    If anyone is looking for the Story Teller 1 and Story Teller 2 with all three Christmas editions I have the tapes and magazines (the magazines have never been used). I also have the tape insert card index for series 1, preview fliers and a not for sale preview magazine for Story Teller 2. There’s a poster for series 1. Sadly the cassette tape for Story Teller 1 tape 3 is missing although we have the box and no 11 is missing completely. On the plus side there are 2 copies of tapes 17 and 18 so could be swapped for the missing ones. Looking to sell if you’re interested please let me know. Located in West Yorkshire have photos if you would like to see them. Could sell as two separate sets or complete. Would consider offers for just the Christmas editions if of interest to you. Thanks.

    • Helen Cole says:

      Hi Michael I’m interested in buying your collection from you and was wondering how much you are selling them for please can you let me know my number is 01179653676 thankyou my name is Helen

      • Michael Harrison says:

        Hi Helen I’ll call you over the weekend if you’re still interested. Is there a way of private messaging on this site? Kind regards

  31. Caroline says:

    Hi I’d be interested in buying your whole set. How much are you selling them for please? Post to Essex. Please could you let me know. Thanks. Caroline

    • Michael Harrison says:

      Hi Caroline I haven’t set a price although the same sets seem to be going for around £150 I’d be happy with offers around that. I do have to speak with a lady who contacted me first and then get back to you if that is ok? Kind regards

    • Michael Harrison says:

      Hi again Caroline if you’re still interested they are still for sale please let me know. Many thanks.

  32. Lisa lowe says:

    My story teller teller 1&2 full magazine and full tape collection on original case are for sale
    For £150. Plus P&p xx

  33. Maggie says:

    I have the whole collection, books/magazines, folders, tapes, every single one all in mint condition, I put he away years ago, and forgot all about them… Might consider selling the whole lot, let someone else get as much joy out of them, just as I did, many nights I fell asleep listening to gobblino the cat’s adventures.
    #memoriesareforever #childhoodmemories

    • Laura says:

      Wow! That’s amazing! I totally agree with you and also fell asleep to the same story. Really want to share them with my daughter now too!
      Someone is very, very lucky to buy your sets. I would honk your asking price would be toO expensive for me as I only need magazines as somehow we kept the tapes but the magazines have been lost over he years 😦

    • Helen Cole says:

      Hi Maggie my name is Helen I was wondering how much are you selling your collection for my number is 01179653675 as I am interested .thankyou

      • Maire says:

        Hi Helen I have a set available but cannot ring your phone number, willing to get in contact

      • Maggie says:

        Hi Helen, apology for the late reply, my collection is stored away in my loft, let me get them out (hunt them out, in the mess I call a loft) and I will be able to see exactly what’s there, inc any of the little story tellers, if you have not by then purchased Maria’s collection, I will figure out a price for you, one that doesn’t make your eyes water, after all they are just books and takes, I won’t be silly with the price due to sentimentality

  34. Maggie says:

    I was going to share them with my kids, I’ve got 4 children, 2/ girls 2 boys, but my boys are 12 and 7 and not into reading, or stories, its all football and XBox, my girls are 9 and 5months, one is too old one too young, p!us I couldn’t bare it if they ripped or drew in them, and they have. Bad habit of doing that. But I did get years of joy from them, I think times have changed, we loved a good story, now they like a good computer game or app on there tablet

  35. Maire says:

    I have for sale storyteller part 1-26 and the Christmas tape in a carry case including the index, also 17 storyteller tapes on the Disney collection, 6 from the Pickwick tales in association with ladybird books, 1 muppets, 2 rainbow brite and 1 Barbie story cassette tape also a 1985 functioning teddy ruxpin in great condition with 4 newly fitted type c batteries, willing to sell separate or together
    Get in contact for more information
    Sensible offers considered as i know what these things sell for

  36. Michael Harrison says:

    I see a few people are looking for the Story Teller 1 and Story Teller 2 with all three Christmas editions I have the tapes and magazines (the magazines have never been used). I also have the tape insert card index for series 1, preview fliers and a not for sale preview magazine for Story Teller 2. There’s a poster for series 1. Sadly the cassette tape for Story Teller 1 tape 3 is missing although we have the box and no 11 is missing completely. On the plus side there are 2 copies of tapes 17 and 18 so could be swapped for the missing ones. Looking to sell if you’re interested please let me know. Located in West Yorkshire have photos if you would like to see them. Could sell as two separate sets or complete. Would consider offers for just the Christmas editions if of interest to you. Thanks.

    • Sam Bagnall says:

      Hello do you still have your complete collection for sale please? I also live in West Yorkshire so could arrange collection. If it is available how much are you selling the full set for? Sam.bagnall@icloud.com
      Many thanks
      Sam

  37. Sarah says:

    Hi. I collected vol 2 as a young girl & loved lord of the rushy river amongst other tales. I gave my collection away (stupidly) to a younger cousin & have no way of tracking this down now. I would love the collection of vol 2 with or without tapes tbh but cannot pay over £100. Pls get in touch with what u would accept as an offer on that. Feel free to txt or watsapp. 07805138166. Thank u

  38. ian says:

    hi i mentioned story teller to my wife and how much i loved them as kid the next day she found and purchased for me story teller 2 volumes 1 & 2 from the charity shop!

  39. Maggie says:

    OK I’ve now found mine, story teller 1&2 and the Xmas editions, both binders with magazines and full sets of tapes… Guess I would be happy taking £200 ovno first come first take

      • Maire says:

        Hey, I came across another set if anyone is Interested – Storyteller 1 & 2, Two boxes of tapes with 4 binders,
        Two complete series only tape 12 is missing from storyteller 1, perfect condition no colouring done, have the christmas issue but no tape in ST1 and Christmas edition for ST2

  40. Michelle Edwards says:

    Would be interested in purchasing Little Story Teller, if available. Just need to know the price. Many thanks

  41. John & Catherine says:

    Hi to all – we bought vol 1 during a short stay in Australia in 1987 at a car boot sale under the U.K. version of Story Teller. We’re now looking for vol 2 – magazine and cassettes; good condition. Anybody selling? Please contact us on jcbromby@gmail.com – thanks in advance.

  42. MR NOEL JOHNSON says:

    I have story teller Volume 1 parts 1-13 in a binder in immaculate condition I also own parts 14,15 and 16 and also Christmas story teller 2 for sale if anyone is interested.

  43. diamondbrightuk says:

    Hi all I have two sets of story teller, am selling one complete set with books/binders, tapes with storage cases and Christmas edition. Looking for offers around £150 call or text 07455 291520.

    Will ideally have buyer collect

  44. David Thatcher says:

    Hi I have a complete 1 to 26 set of storyteller 2 magazines and tapes. Tapes in original case all in mint condition. Also included Jungle Book tape and magazine, Story Teller Song Book and tape, Chips tape and magazine and Superman and Batman tapes.

    Looking for £100 + postage if anyone is interested. Collection also possible.

  45. SK says:

    I’ve got Story Teller 1 and Little Story Teller on MP3.

    However I’ve lost my usb with Story Teller 2.

    Does anyone have ST2 who willing to exchange?

    Leave a reply with details if so.

  46. Carolyn says:

    I have recently found my full collection on story teller 1 & 2 52 magazines and 51 tapes (tape 8 of the first series is missing) all in very good condition, tapes still play and in original boxes and all magazines are in binders including Christmas edition, I have them on eBay £100 starting bid if any one is interested. Thank you.

  47. Tobias Eagles says:

    I have the full 1st and 2nd set in mint condition and they still have the cassettes attached to the magazines. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF INTERSTED

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