14Sep
2012
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How the camel got his hump // Audio book

The Just So Stories for Little Children were written by British author Rudyard Kipling. They are highly fantasised origin stories and are among Kipling’s best known works.The stories, first published in 1902, are pourquoi stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A forerunner of these stories is “How Fear Came” in The Second […]

28Aug
2012
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The story of three bears // Audio book

“The Story of the Three Bears” (sometimes known as “The Three Bears”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” or, simply, “Goldilocks”) is a fairy talefirst recorded in narrative form by British author and poet Robert Southey, and first published anonymously in a volume of his writings in 1837. The same year, British writer George Nicol published a version in […]

20Jun
2012
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The Story of the Three Little Pigs // Audio book

Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale featuring anthropomorphic animals. Printed versions date back to the 1840s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals which can be drawn from it, have become enshrined in western culture. “Little pig, little pig, let me […]

17May
2012
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The Travelling Musicians // Audio book

The Town Musicians of Bremen (German: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten) is a folktale recorded by the Brothers Grimm. Despite the title of the fairy tale, the characters never actually arrive in Bremen. In Aarne-Thompson classification it is a folk tale of type 130: “outcast animals find a new home”. The tale has been retold through animated […]

05May
2012
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The Emperor’s New Clothes // Audio book

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Danish: Kejserens nye Klæder) is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, a child cries out, […]

02May
2012
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Rapunzel // Audio book

“Rapunzel” (English: /r?’p?nz?l/; German pronunciation: [?a’p?nt?s?l]) is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Children’s and Household Tales. The Grimm Brothers‘ story is an adaptation of the fairy tale Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force originally published in 1698.[2] Its […]

26Apr
2012
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Aladdin // Audio book

Aladdin (Arabic: علاء الدين‎, ʻAlāʼ ad-Dīn, IPA: [ʕalaːʔ adˈdiːn]; meaning, “glory of religion”) is a Middle Eastern folk tale. It is one of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), and one of the most famous, although it was actually added to the collection by Antoine Galland (see sources […]

22Apr
2012
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Thumbling // Audio book

In the first story, Thumbling, a poor childless peasant couple wishes for a child “no matter how small” aloud. Seven months later the wife has a small child “no longer than a thumb” which they call “Thumbling” and who becomes a “wise and nimble creature.” Thumbling as he grows wishes to help his father in […]

22Apr
2012
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Thumbling // Audio book

In the first story, Thumbling, a poor childless peasant couple wishes for a child “no matter how small” aloud. Seven months later the wife has a small child “no longer than a thumb” which they call “Thumbling” and who becomes a “wise and nimble creature.” Thumbling as he grows wishes to help his father in […]

20Apr
2012
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Jack and the beanstalk // Audio book

Jack and the Beanstalk is an English folktale. The tale is closely associated with the tale of Jack the Giant-killer, and is known under a number of versions. Benjamin Tabart’s moralized version of 1807 is the first appearance in print, but “Felix Summerly” (Henry Cole) popularized it in The Home Treasury (1842), and Joseph Jacobs […]