The Frog Prince

In the olden time, when wishing was having, there lived a King, whose daughters were all beautiful...

The Snow Queen

A widow woman has two daughters, one of them has a beautiful and diligent girl, and one is both ugly and lazy. Her sweet mother is ugly and lazy because she is her baby.

Little red riding hood

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by every one who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child...

The twelve brothers

There were once on a time a king and a queen who lived happily together and had twelve children, but they were all boys...

The Seven Ravens

There was once a man who had seven sons, and still he had no daughter, however much he wished for one...

Grimms' fairy tales

The white snake
A long time ago there lived a king who was famed for his wisdom through all the land...
The Story of Beauty and the Beast
Once upon a time as a merchant set off for market, he asked each of his three daughters what she would like as a present on his return...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A very long time ago, in midwinter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a beautiful queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony...
The three snake-leaves
There was once on a time a poor man, who could no longer support his only son...

Andersen's fairy tales

Little Ida’s Flowers
My poor flowers are quite dead,” said little Ida, “they were so pretty yesterday evening, and now all the leaves are hanging down quite withered. What do they do that for,” she asked, of the student who sat on the sofa...
The emperor’s new suit
Many many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order to obtain them; his only ambition was to be always well dressed...
The little mermaid
Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep...
The princess and the pea
Once there was a Prince who wanted to marry a Princess. Only a real one would do...

Moral stories

The Lark In The Corn-Field
Once a Lark made her nest in a corn-field. Soon she laid eggs in it. After a few days small babies hatched out of them...
The Dog at the Well
“Don’t go near the well! Don’t play round it!” Mother Dog said to her children. And they never came to the well...
The Dog and the Donkey
Once upon a time , there lived a washerman in the town . He had two pets-a dog and a donkey. The dog used to keep watch on his house the whole day long...
Jim’s Puppy
Jim’s father gifted Jim a puppy on his tenth birthday. Jim named the puppy as Brownie. Soon , Jim and Brownie beacme fond of each other...