Posts tagged ‘Goodness’

The Gift of the Magi

GiftofMagi

A happy/sad Christmas story by O. Henry

This poor couple love each other very much and want to buy each other the nicest presents. But they have very little money. Find out what they do, what presents they give and how much they pay for them!

Continue reading ‘The Gift of the Magi’ »

The Telltale Tile

The Telltale TileA lovely story with a happy ending by Olive Thorn Miller

It is Christmas time and Miss Bennet hears that her neigbours may have to go into the poorhouse! Is there anything she can do? She has so little herself. There must be something….

Continue reading ‘The Telltale Tile’ »

Tiny Tim

Tiny TimA short Christmas tale by Charles Dickens.

THERE was once a man who did not like Christmas. His name was Scrooge, and he was a hard sour-tempered man of business, intent only on saving and making money, and caring nothing for anyone.

Continue reading ‘Tiny Tim’ »

Away in a Manger

The famous children’s Christmas carol.

The wonderful carol of Away in a Manger about the time when Jesus was born to Mary and  Joseph in a stable.

Continue reading ‘Away in a Manger’ »

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

A Kidnapped Santa ClausA 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…
Continue reading ‘A Kidnapped Santa Claus’ »

A Christmas Dream, and How it Came True

A Christmas Dream and How it Came True Story

A Christmas story by Louisa May Alcott.

“I always find heaps of goodies in my stocking. Don’t like some of them, and soon get tired of those I do like. Then there is a Christmas tree somewhere, with a doll on top, or a stupid old Santa Claus. Really, mamma, I’ve had so many Christmases all alike that I don’t think I can bear another one.”
Continue reading ‘A Christmas Dream, and How it Came True’ »

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!
Continue reading ‘The White Snake’ »

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.
Continue reading ‘The Turnip’ »

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

Continue reading ‘The Straw, The Coal and The Bean’ »

The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant StoryThe wonderful classic from Oscar Wilde.

The Giant returns from abroad to find children playing in his garden, so he throws them out and locks the gate. But why, then, is he not happy? Why do the flowers not grow and the sun not shine? This Giant goes on a beautiful journey all in his back garden!
Continue reading ‘The Selfish Giant’ »

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?
Continue reading ‘The Salad’ »

The Remarkable Rocket

The Remarkable Rocket StoryA children’s story by Oscar Wilde.

Nobody knows better how remarkable this rocket is than the Remarkable Rocket himself. He considers the Prince very honoured to have him perform at the wedding. But being a sensitive soul, his tears dampen more than just the occassion and his ‘letting off’ is not quite what he expected.

Audio Length 31:14

Continue reading ‘The Remarkable Rocket’ »

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?
Continue reading ‘The Queen Bee’ »

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!
Continue reading ‘The Miser in the Bush’ »

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse FableAnother of Aesop’s Fables

Moral: It is possible for even a mouse to confer benefits on a lion.
Continue reading ‘The Lion and the Mouse’ »

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.
Continue reading ‘The Goose-Girl’ »

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.
Continue reading ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ »

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.
Continue reading ‘The Golden Goose’ »

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.
Continue reading ‘Snow-White and Rose-Red’ »

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.
Continue reading ‘Mother Holle’ »

Jimmy Scarecrow’s Christmas

Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas StoryA lovely Christmas Story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.

Jimmy Scarecrow is sad in the winter as he has nothing to keep him busy. But he hears jingle bells and a very nice old man offers him a job!

Audio Length 16:45

Continue reading ‘Jimmy Scarecrow’s Christmas’ »

Cinderella

Cinderella StoryThe original Fairy Tale by George Routledge and Sons.

This poor girl is treated like a servant by her sisters. They leave for the Prince’s ball, and a fairy Godmother visits Cinderella, changing her fortune forever.
Continue reading ‘Cinderella’ »

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.
Continue reading ‘Cat-Skin’ »

Cap O’Rushes

Cap O'Rushes FairytaleThe Fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs.

Disappointed with his youngest daughter’s answer as to how much she loves him, the King throws her out of the castle. She finds work as a maid and slowly her fortune changes, but can she prove her love to him?
Continue reading ‘Cap O’Rushes’ »

Beauty and the Beast

The Story of Beauty and the BeastThe Classic Fairy Tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

Beauty goes to live with a beast so that her father’s life will be spared, but life is not what she feared.
Continue reading ‘Beauty and the Beast’ »

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.
Continue reading ‘Ashputtel’ »

A Lac of Rupees for a bit of Advice

A Lac of Rupees for a Bit of Advice StoryA 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.
Continue reading ‘A Lac of Rupees for a bit of Advice’ »