Animal tales is a series of six stories created by patients, families and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital with the help of writer Sarah Butler.
Each story brings to life the various animals that represent the wards within the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building – Walrus, Flamingo, Bear, Koala and Eagle Wards.
These stories are available as books for patients to enjoy and also here in audio format, narrated by Peter Capaldi, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Sir Ian McKellen, Sarah Millican and Barbara Windsor who very kindly donated their time to this project.
Lost and found
Read by: Sir Ian McKellen
A group of curious animals discover an ancient ring passed down from generation to generation.
Koalas in trouble
Read by: Barbara Windsor
Ketchup and Katy fight back when monsters start to destroy their forest.
Freddie and Fiona
Read by: Rhys Ifans
A lonely bear called Freddie, who loves chocolate-covered slugs, goes in search of a friend.
Jasmine the hero
Read by: Sarah Millican
When flamingos start to disappear from Sandy Waters, Jasmine decides to investigate.
Read by: Helena Bonham-Carter
Wendy has never left home, until a flamingo persuades her to travel north and find her grandfather.
Flash and Cloud's big adventure
Read by: Peter Capaldi
Two mischievous baby eaglets jump out their nest and have to hitch a ride on the back of a walrus to get back to safety.