Posts tagged ‘Cunning’

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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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 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 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 Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs StoryThe original story of the famous fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs.

The Big Bad Wolf meets his match with the third little pig who lives in a house of bricks, so he tries to lure him out earlier and earlier each day…
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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 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 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 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 Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes StoryThe funny fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

This emperor loves clothes and commissions two men to make him one of their famous suits. It is said that it can only be seen by clever people, so why can no one see it?
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The Cat That Walked By Himself

The Cat That Walked By Himself StoryAnother sacred story from Rudyard Kipling about the beginnings of things.

In times when all animals were wild, the woman set about making them all tame, so that they could all work together. But the cat is having none of it.

Audio Length 33:57

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The Beginning of the Armadillos

The Beginning of the Armadillos StoryA 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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The Bat and the Weasels

The Bat and the Weasels Fable
An animal fable by Aesop.

Moral: It is wise to turn circumstances to good account.
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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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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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Johnny Cake

Johnny Cake StoryThe original Gingerbread Man story by Joseph Jacobs.

This Johnny Cake hops out of the oven and rolls off down the lane, scoffing as he goes. Is anyone he meets faster than him?

Audio Length 5:52

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How the Leopard Got its Spots

How the Leopard Got its Spots StoryThe 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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How Jack Went to Seek his Fortune

How Jack Went Forth to Seek his FortuneA funny story by Joseph Jacobs.

Jack accumulates animal friends on his journey to seek his fortune. Needing a place to rest, he makes a plan to see off some robbers living in a house.
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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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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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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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