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Folktales of Gaspaar

Enjoy the surprise and delight of 24 magical folktales delivered to your mailbox across a year.
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Folktales of Gaspaar

12-month subscription
Folktales have been handed down since the beginning. They hold wonder, fun, and simple truths that span time and culture. 

Join young Prince Max, gathered with the children of Gaspaar in the royal kitchen to hear tales of old from the good cook.
24 magical letters each tell a new story
Mailed to you over the course of a year
Bonus questions to connect with a young reader
Bonus postcards to encourage writing
Option to add digital letters for email delivery too!
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How It Works
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spark joy & anticipation with snail mail
Give your child the chance to experience the excitement of getting their own mail! And a reason to turn off the electronics and get lost in a magical adventure of the mind.

You will choose the mail date you want us to mail your first letter. Then we'll continue to send your following letters, mailing them on the 14th and 28th monthly, until all 24 letters have been sent.
we make gifting easy
You will receive a beautiful gift printout at purchase to tuck into a card or gift (or send immediately by email). This way, you can give your gift before the first letter arrives.
connect over timeless stories
Fans of classic children's stories will love this fresh twist on old favorites - Stone Soup, Jack and the Beanstalk - and also brand new tales, all set in the magical kingdom of Gaspaar. Join the good cook in the royal kitchen, as he tells enchanting tales from far and wide.

Gift a young reader this 12-month personal snail mail experience to ignite their imagination – and ignite the love of reading that great stories inspire!

The beauty of the Folktales of Gaspaar is that these stories can be enjoyed by almost any age - at any time! They're recommended for readers age 6+ but are also perfect for even younger children when read aloud. Even advanced readers will appreciate these timeless tales, packed with meaning and simple truths from the ages.

Sign up and look forward to a whole year of delightful tales filled with meaning, heart... and touch of magic!
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The only reason The Max Letters exists is to create happiness. If you don't love your experience after two letters, we'll refund you 100%. That's our full-confidence, full-refund, money back guarantee.

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The only reason The Max Letters exists is to create happiness. If you don't love your experience after two letters, we'll refund you 100%. That's our full-confidence, full-refund, money back guarantee. 

Frequently asked questions

What is Folktales of Gaspaar?

The Folktales of Gaspaar is a unique story experience. It's a collection of 24 folktales, each delivered to you by mail across a year. 

Some of the stories you might recognize - Stone Soup, The Princess and the Pea - and some are brand new originals. All are reimagined in the magical land of the Kingdom of Gaspaar, where all of the Max Letters characters and stories live.

It's a fun way to be surprised and delighted by a series of beautiful stories, with the nostalgic magic we all remember of receiving a handwritten letter in the mail - sealed, stamped and posted to your mailbox. We want to keep this special experience alive for children - and adults! - everywhere.

What exactly does a subscription include?

A subscription includes 24 beautiful folktale letters mailed across 12 months' time. Each letter includes 2 physical pages, covered front-and-back in colorful story content. Most letters include a folktale-themed postcard tucked inside to encourage writing and sending your own snail mail as well. :)


Also included is a list of Question Prompts that will be made immediately available upon purchase, in the form of a PDF that can be downloaded or printed. These question prompts are meant to spark conversation with a young reader you gift, so that you may "keep up" with their story journey, even if you aren't reading the letters. They'll also help you to explore your young reader's thoughts and discuss deeper themes in the text such as friendship, courage, truth and more. All are able to be navigated at the age appropriate level of your young reader.

What is the 'Question Prompts' I see mentioned?

Once you purchase a subscription, a list of Question Prompts will be made immediately available to you in the form of a PDF that can be downloaded or printed. These question prompts correspond with each folktale letter, and are meant to spark conversation with a young reader you gift, so that you may "keep up" with their story journey, even if you aren't reading the letters. They'll also help you to explore your young reader's thoughts and discuss deeper themes in the text such as friendship, courage, truth and more. All are able to be navigated at the age appropriate level of your young reader.


You can get a sneak peak of the Question Prompts here.

Before I buy, I want to know more specifics about the story.

Each of these stories are either family-friendly classics like Stone Soup, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Princess and the Pea, and The Three Pigs, or brand new originals of the same style and quality - all reimagined in the magical world of the Kingdom of Gaspaar.

The folktales are "told" by the good cook in the royal kitchen, to young Prince Max and the children of Gaspaar who love to hear his tales of old.

What is the recommended age for the Folktales?

Every child is different, but generally we recommend ages 6 and up - or if you would like to read the story to your child, even younger! 


The truth is, just like the classic children's fairy tales before it, the Folktales of Gaspaar will be enjoyed by even advanced or adult readers who enjoy such tales of old.

Is the content family-friendly? Can I read this aloud to the whole family?

Yes! The author reads these stories aloud to the children in his own family, so you'd be carrying on a lovely tradition if you read aloud to your family as well. The content contains action and adventure, but nothing inappropriate or unsafe for young ears.  



Is this a book?

No. The content of our Folktales letters came from the author's heart purely for this special letter-based story experience. After receiving a tremendous response to our original Max Letters epic adventure story, I encouraged my father, the author, to think about how he might create a similar experience for younger children who might not be ready to keep up with one epic story across a whole year of letters. Instead, was there a way to give the same magical story-by-mail experience, in a way that would be just as enjoyable to our 8-14 year-old Max Letters readers - but also accessible to younger ones?

He had the idea of Folktales - stories handed down across time and culture - reimagined in the setting of Prince Max's Kindgom of Gaspaar. These shorter, individual stories, packed with meaning and simple truths of old, would be perfect stories for younger readers to enjoy all across a year!

We love the idea of being surprised and delighted by completely new stories with each letter. How fun?!
This, combined with the love and nostalgia we remember as kids, being so excited to open our own piece of mail that had been written, stamped and sent to us with care... We just had to give it a try – and sure enough, we think there's something special to this experience, and we hope you love it too!

I'd like all my kids to receive this. Can I add multiple names to the envelope?

Yes, you can send a subscription to multiple members of a household. Simply enter all of their names in the "Letter Recipient Name" fields at checkout. For example:


First Name: "Sam, Ben & Allie" 
Last Name: "Walker"

Or:

First Name: "The Walker"
Last Name: "Family"

Or even fun ideas like this:

First Name: "Sir Knight Sam"
Last Name: "& Princess Allie"

Be as creative as you wish! It's up to you! :)

When will I receive my letter?

We mail letters on the 14th and 28th of each month. (When these days fall on a holiday or weekend we mail on the previous business day.)

You will have the option to select your own starting mail date at checkout. This way you will have the ability to begin the subscription right away (at our next mail date) or delay your first letter due to a special occasion like a birthday or holiday.

You will receive a Gift Printout immediately at purchase to tuck in a card or gift - or even attach to an email for instant delivery! This makes gifting easy - and perfectly timed!

How does gifting this work?

You will select the upcoming mail date of your choice at checkout, to tell us when you want your first letter to be mailed. (We mail letters on the 14th and 28th of each month, except when these days fall on a holiday or weekend in which case we mail on the previous business day.) This way, you can delay your first letter due to a special occasion (like a birthday) if you prefer.

You will receive a Gift Printout immediately at purchase to tuck in a card or gift - or even attach to an email for instant delivery! This makes gifting easy - and perfectly timed!

Should I read the other story collections before / after the Folktales of Gaspaar?
The Folktales work completely on their own as an enjoyable year of stories. You don't ever have to read The Max Letters adventure stories to appreciate these timeless tales. 

If you pair them up, though, you will fully enjoy how the characters from each collection show up in both The Max Letters and the Folktales.

Technically, the Folktales are set in Prince Max's childhood, a few years before his first quest that takes place in The Max Letters collection. So if you want to experience them chronologically, you could start with the Folktales, then read the Max Letters. But again, this is not important at all. The Folktales are their own unique story experience that can be enjoyed alone, or as a fun addition to the Max Letters adventure collections before, during, or after them.

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