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Ashputtel

The Story of AshputtelA Fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

A Cinderella Story: the poor sister who slaves after her siblings and is not allowed to go to the ball. But Ashputtel has a magic bird in the garden who helps her.
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Briar Rose

The Story of Briar RoseThe original Sleeping Beauty Fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm.

When their wish of having a daughter is granted, the king and queen have a party to which the fairies are invited. However one is a witch and casts a spell which comes to pass on Briar Rose’s fifteenth birthday.

Audio Length 12:58

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Cat and Mouse in Partnership

Story of Cat and Mouse in PartnershipA story by the Brothers Grimm.

This Cat and Mouse partnership seems to be going well, until Mouse finds out that thier food reserve is all gone. An accusation returns this relationship to a more conventional one.
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Cat-Skin

The Story of Cat-SkinA Fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

This unhappy princess runs away and finds herself a job as a poor scullery-maid. But the truth slowly begins to emerge.
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Clever Elsie

Clever Elsie Fairy taleA Funny Story by the Brothers Grimm.

Hans marries Elsie because of how clever she is. But he soon finds out that she is not so clever as everyone thought.
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Clever Gretel

The Fairytale Clever GretelA Funny Fairytale from the Brothers Grimm.

This greedy cook finds she has eaten all her masters dinner and comes up with a clever way to hide it!
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Clever Hans

The Story of Clever HansA kid’s story by the Brothers Grimm.

Clever Hans is not so clever after all. Follow his visits to his fiancee, Gretel, and see how he carries home his gifts. He always does as mother says, but should he? Watch out for an unexpected ending!
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Doctor Knowall

The story of Doctor KnowallThe fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers.

Seeing how well a doctor could live, this poor peasant decides to call himself one too! Now Dr Knowall, he receives a request for help from a rich lord…but does he really know all?
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Frederick and Catherine

Frederick and CatherineA fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers.

Catherine is very silly and makes many mistakes, exasperating her poor husband. When she gives away the last of thier gold, they head out to get it back, one mistake at a time!
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Fundevogel

Fundevogel StoryA story by the Brothers Grimm.

These half-siblings are the best of friends, so when Lina hears of a plan to kill Fundevogel, they run away together. With a little magic, they disguise themselves in order to escape their pursuers.
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Hans in Luck

Hans in Luck StoryA funny story from the Grimm Brothers.

Hans has a very different view on luck and when he sells his silver for a horse, he embarks on a journey that leaves him feeling like the luckiest man in the world! Continue reading ‘Hans in Luck’ »

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel Fairy TaleThe classic Fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.

After thier wicked step-mother leaves the children in the woods, they find a gingerbread house and meet a witch who wants to eat them.
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Iron Hans

Iron Hans StoryA fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

When the king’s son’s ball falls into the cage of the wild man, he opens the door to retreive it, setting the creature free. Grateful, the thing looks after the boy and comes to him when called, presenting whatever he wishes. But will anyone know the truth of who the boy really is?
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Jorinda and Jorindel

Jorinda and Jorindel FairyTaleA fairy tale from the Grimm Brothers.

Poor Jorinda is trapped as a bird in the fairy’s castle. Her fiance, Jorindel must find a way to approach the castle without being turned to stone. Can he free her?

Audio Length 10:18

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King Grisly-Beard

King Grisly-Beard StoryA funny story by the Brothers Grimm.

When the princess is to choose a husband, she stands her suitors in a line and mocks each of them, calling one ‘Grisly-Beard’. Embarassed by her arrogance, her father determines to marry her to the next man to enter the castle. As it happens, it is a poor fiddler, who walks her through King Grisly-Beard’s beautiful kindom before arriving at his dirty hole.
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Lily and the Lion

Lily and the LionA magical story from the Brothers Grimm.

The daughter fulfills her fathers promise by going to where the lion lives, only to find him an enchanted prince! But the spell on him becomes deeper and her journey begins in earnest.
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Little Red Cap

Little Red Cap StoryThe story of Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm.

Little Red Cap is taking some treats to her grandmother when she meets the hungry wolf. Running late, she arrives at the house to find a nasty surprise.
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Mother Holle

Mother Holle FairytaleA Brothers Grimm Fairytale.

A beautiful girl falls down a well and wakes in a magical land. She works there for Mother Holle and receives a handsome reward. Her jealous sister decides to follow in her footsteps with a different outcome.
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Old Sultan

Old Sultan StoryA great story of friendship by the Grimms Brothers.

The wolf helps Old Sultan win the love of his family, only to request help of his own. But Old Sultan cannot help and their friendship takes a knock. Thank goodness the three-legged cat turns up!
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Rapunzel

Rapunzel StoryThe traditional tale of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm.

Rapunzel is locked in a tower by her evil step-mother, but a Prince finds her and they plan her escape.
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Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin StoryThe classic fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers.

A girl is locked in a tower and told to spin straw into gold if she wants to live. But she is not magical so when a goblin offers his help, she accepts. His price, however, is high and now it is time to collect his payment.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fairy taleThe famous story by the Brothers Grimm.

Snow White is so beautiful that her jealous, evil step-mother tries to kill her. So she runs away and meets an interesting group who look after her. But the step-mother finds out where she is…
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Snow-White and Rose-Red

Snow-White and Rose-Red StoryA lovely story about sisters by the Grimm Brothers.

These two sisters are the best of friends and love to spend the day playing with animals in the woods. But one day they find a little dwarf whose beard is stuck.
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Snowdrop

Snowdrop StoryAnother version of ‘Snow White’ from the Brothers Grimm.

Snowdrop is so beautiful that her jealous, evil step-mother tries to kill her. So she runs away and meets an interesting group who look after her. But the step-mother finds out where she is…The Story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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Sweetheart Roland

Sweetheart Roland StoryA dark and sad tale from the Brothers Grimm.

Hearing of a plot to kill her, this girl escapes from her step-mother and runs off with her boyfriend. They use some magic to disguise themselves and decide that Roland would go to the village first and return for her. But a long time later, he has not returned…
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The Blue Light

The Blue Light StoryAnother fairytale by the Grimm Brothers.

Having been fired by the king for being too wounded to work, this Soldier wanders into a wood, hungry and thirsty, whereupon he meets a witch. While working for her, he finds a very special blue light! How his life changes!
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The Dog and the Sparrow

The Dog and the Sparrow StoryAnother story from the Brothers Grimm.

A sparrow and a dog become good friends, but one day a tragic event leaves the sparrow angry for revenge. This dark tale follows his trail of punishment till the very end.
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The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker StoryThe famous tale by the Brothers Grimm.

A shoemaker and his wife are very poor and have very little leather left to make and sell shoes. But some secret night-time visitors start helping and the shoemaker’s success improves.
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The Fisherman and his Wife

The Fisherman and his Wife StoryA funny lesson from the Brothers Grimm.

When the fisherman tells his wife of the enchanted fish-prince he released, she demands he returns to request a favour in return. Granted her wish, her greed grows and grows.
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The Four Clever Brothers

The Four Clever Brothers StoryA story from the Grimm Brothers.

After four years apart, four brothers and thier father meet to demonstrate their new skills. Learning of a distress call from the King,they set off to help. But which of them should win the prize?
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The Fox and the Cat

The Fox and the Cat StoryA short story by the Brothers Grimm.

Honoured to meet Fox, Cat starts a polite conversation, only to be belittled and embarrassed. But then, fate steps in to make a point.
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The Fox and the Horse

The Fox and the Horse StoryAn animal story by Brothers Grimm

Having been sent away by his master for being too old to work, the horse wanders into a wood where he meets a fox…
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The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince StoryThe famous tale by the Brothers Grimm.

A frog fetches a princess’ ball out of the pond, but she doesn’t keep her side of the promise. So he finds her castle and insists on eating and sleeping there for three nights, as agreed.
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The Golden Bird

The Golden Bird StoryA fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.

The youngest brother is the only one who heeds the advice of the fox and manages to win the treasure for their father. But his brothers deceive him and take it all for themselves, until the fox appears again to help.
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The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose StoryThe fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Dummling is the youngest son and is not as strong or clever as his brothers. But he is kinder and this trait leads him on a journey his brothers could only dream of.
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The Goose-Girl

The Goose-Girl StoryAnother short story for children by the Brothers Grimm.

Her maid has stolen her horse and clothes and arrives at the prince’s castle looking like the bride. But the poor princess, wearing the maid’s clothes, is offered a job looking after the geese. It is lucky that she has some magic as this alerts the king to his son’s false bride. Find out how.
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The Juniper-Tree

The Juniper-Tree StoryA dark short story from the Grimm Brothers.

A wicked step-mother kills her son so that her daughter can be the sole heir to her husbands wealth. But she is so ashamed that she makes her daughter feel responsible. Once buried, the boy returns as a bird to take revenge.
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The King of the Golden Mountain

The King of the Golden Mountain Short StoryA short story by the Brothers Grimm.

A fairy had told Heinel of his iminent fortune and so he happily sets sail on rough waters. Finding an enchanted land, he undergoes the pains to break the spell and marries the beautiful princess. But after years there, he longs to see his father and makes a promise to his wife.
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The Little Peasant

The Little Peasant StoryA short story by the Brothers Grimm.

This poor Peasant uses his cunning to make a little money. His trickery proves very lucrative!
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The Master and His Pupil

The Master and His Pupil StoryA story by the Grimm Brothers.

A silly servant to the great ‘know-all master’ decides to gather some secrets while the master is away.But not knowing the language, he speaks a spell that sends things spiralling out of control!
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The Miser in the Bush

The Miser in the Bush StoryThe short story by the Brothers Grimm.

A poor peasant goes on his travels with just three pennies. But he offers them to a bird who rewards him with three wishes. Find out how he makes use of them!
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The Pink

The Pink FairytaleAnother Fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.

The Queen’s baby has a gift:he can wish for anything and it will appear before him. The Cook decides to kidnap him and hides him away, but the poor queen is accused of carelessness for losing him and is sentenced to seven years in a tower. Years later, the boy finds out who he is…
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The Queen Bee

The Queen Bee StoryA short story by the Brothers Grimm.

When the youngest brother joins them on their journey, the two elder brothers mock him as he is a dwarf and cannot do as much as them. But they discover an enchanted castle made of marble. Who can break the spell?
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The Raven

The Raven StoryAnother short story by the Brothers Grimm.

Wandering alone in the woods, a man meets a raven who is really an enchanted girl. He agrees to help break the spell, but can he pass the tests ahead of him?
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The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom StoryA strange tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Having never visited her fiance, the girl reluctantly accepts an invitation to a party at his house. But after witnessing a scene of horror there, she flees and relays the events to her father. Find out how she brings him to justice.
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The Rose-Tree

The Rose-Tree StoryA strange fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs.

A dark tale of a step-daughter seeking revenge for her own murder.
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The Salad

The Salad StoryAnother Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale.

With the help of a magic cloak and bird heart, this poor huntsman becomes wealthy and sets off to see the world. But when he meets a beautiful woman with a greedy witch mother, things change very quickly. Can he restore his wealth and keep the woman he loves?
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The Seven Ravens

The Seven Ravens StoryA short story by the Grimm Brothers.

Having inadvertently turned his seven sons into ravens , the king hides their existence from his new daugther so as not to upset her. But upon hearing of them she leaves the castle in order to find and free them.
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The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was StoryAn children’s short story from the Brothers Grimm.

This youth doesn’t know very much and can’t make a living. He is interested in what it is to ‘shudder’ and when his father sends him away to look after himself, he resolves to find out.
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The Straw, The Coal and The Bean

The Straw, The Coal and The Bean StoryA strange trio in this short story for kids by the Brothers Grimm.

These three make a narrow escape from death just to find themselves at the rivers brink. Find out why beans have black seams!

Audio Length 4:22

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The Three Languages

The Three Languages StoryA Brothers Grimm short story.

After three years of studies, his father is angry to find out how little his son has learned and so disowns him. However, these three languages are the key to the young man’s much higher purpose.
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The Travelling Musicians

The Travelling Musicians StoryA great story for kids by the Brothers Grimm.

Donkey, dog, cat and cock leave home as they are too old to work. They plan to become musicians in the town, but on the way they find a house that takes their fancy.
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The Turnip

The Turnip StoryA funny short story from the Grimm Brothers.

This poor brother grows the biggest turnip ever seen and offers it to the King, who in return awards great wealth. His rich brother is jealous and tries his own luck.
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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses StoryA story for kids by the Brothers Grimm.

With the help of some magic, a soldier takes up a King’s challenge to find out why his twelve daughters’ shoes are always worn out in the morning. Many have tried, failed and paid with thier lives. How will his soldier fair?
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The Twelve Huntsmen

The Twelve Huntsmen StoryA short story by the Brothers Grimm.

Having left his beloved wife to visit his bed-ridden father,he learns that his dying wish is for him to marry another! In his grief he consents and makes preparations. The poor wife, hearing of this, makes some preparations of her own. Continue reading ‘The Twelve Huntsmen’ »

The Valiant Little Tailor

The Valiant Little Tailor StoryA Brothers Grimm short story.

‘Seven in one Blow’ becomes this tailor’s motif after he swats seven flies at once. But thinking he is capable of killing seven men in one blow, people start to fear and respect him. One emperor puts him to the test. Continue reading ‘The Valiant Little Tailor’ »

The Water of Life

The Water of Life StoryOne of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales.

When the king is ill, his three sons journey to find The Water of Life in order to save him. A test of all three characters, it is the youngest who comes up trumps by finding the water and rescuing his brothers. But will he be rewarded?
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The Wedding of Mrs Fox

The Wedding of Mrs Fox StoryThe kids story by the Brothers Grimm.

Mr Fox wants to test Mrs Fox’s loyalty to him and so pretends to be dead and watches as the suitors line up. But one day he really does die and this time Mrs Fox has her pick of all kinds of animals. Will she marry?
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The White Snake

The White Snake StoryAn animal story by the Brothers Grimm.

The king has a secret dish served to him everynight and the servant is so curious that he has a peak. After just one bite, his life is changed forever. Find out why!
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The Willow-Wren and the Bear

The Willow-Wren and the Bear StoryA children’s story by the Grimm Brothers.

A bear insults the young of the wren he believes is king and the wren declares war. All four footed animals prepare to fight all winged animals. Find out who are victorious.
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The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids StoryA short story by the Grimm Brothers.

Mother Goat leaves to collect food and warns her seven kids to be wary. But who should come a-visiting but the Big Bad Wolf, hungry for some lunch. Will the kids recognise him for what he is?
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Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb StoryThe famous story by the Brothers Grimm.

Tom thumb is so small that he can fit inside a snail’s shell, so surely he can’t do much good? Can he? Follow him on this adventure and learn how being small can be a great advantage.
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