A nice Christmas Story by L. Frank Baum
The seven demons are getting lonely because all the children are being so good and don’t need to visit their caves anymore. This Christmas, they have come up with a plan to make the children unhappy so that they will be naughty…
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A lovely bedtime poem Eugene Field.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…
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A poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Whenever the moon and stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,
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The 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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A funny short story by Joseph Jacobs.
The Gentleman had never met such silly people as his fiancee’s family, so he sets off to find some even sillier than them before marrying the daughter.
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A 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 Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale.
The little china ornament Shepherdess and Sweep decide to leave their table and venture out into the wide world, only find themselves back where they started…but something has changed.
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A 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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Another 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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A 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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An charming poem by Edward Lear.
The Pobble who has no toes, Had once as many as we;
When they said ‘Some day you may lose them all';
He replied ‘Fish, fiddle-de-dee!’
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A lovely, inspiring poem from Edward Lear.
They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to sea:
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A 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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A lovely bedtime poem for children by Eugene Field.
Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse –
Perhaps you have seen him before;
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A great poem for kids by Edward Lear.
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo, ‘Good gracious! how you hop!
Over the fields and the water too, As if you never would stop!’
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The 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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A fun children’s poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.
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A 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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A 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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A 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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The Just-so Story from Rudyard Kipling.
The leopard and the Ethiopian go off in search of their run-away food. They come across the jungle and learn to adapt to their new surroundings.
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The 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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A poem for kids by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
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A poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Up into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?
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The children’s poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
A gallant knight,
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A Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
We built a ship upon the stairs
All mde of the back-bedroom chairs,
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