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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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 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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A 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’ »
A 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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An 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 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 lovely, inspiring poem from Edward Lear.
They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to sea:
Audio Length 4:37
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A wonderful Just-So story by Rudyard Kipling.
The hedgehog and the tortoise have avoided being ‘lunch’ for the young jaguar as he just can’t tell which is which. Until now. They must learn each others skills if they are to further confuse him and avoid being eaten.
Audio Length 20:11
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An animal fable by Aesop.
Moral: It is wise to turn circumstances to good account.
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A 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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The famous fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs.
A young boy exchanges his cow for some beans and his angry mother throws them into the garden. But by morning, a giant beanstalk leads Jack to another world.
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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 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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The 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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A Fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs.
Having been banished by his father,the king, for buying advice from a poor woman, he sets out on his own. The advice proves true and by following it, he avoids danger and realises his potential.
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A Children’s Classic by Mark Twain.
The tale of wonderful collie who learns all that is important from her cultured mother. When moved to a lovely family a long way off, she has everything she could dream of. One night, a fire breaks out in the house…
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A Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
At seven, when I go to bed,
I see such pictures in my head.
Audio Length 0:57
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