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 […]

15Apr
2012
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Puss in boots // Audio book

“Master Cat; or, The Booted Cat” (early French: Le Maître Chat, ou Le Chat Botté), commonly known as “Puss in Boots”, is a French literary fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master. The tale […]

10Apr
2012
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Jack the Giant-Killer // Audio book

“Jack the Giant Killer” is a Cornish fairy tale about a plucky lad who slays a number of giants during King Arthur’s reign. The tale is characterized by violence, gore, and blood-letting. Giants are prominent in Cornish folklore and Welsh Bardic lore. Some parallels to elements and incidents in Norse mythology have been detected in […]

06Apr
2012
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The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

Once upon a time there lived a king and queen who were grieved, more grieved than words can tell, because they had no children. They tried the waters of every country, made vows and pilgrimages, and did everything that could be done, but without result. At last, however, the queen found that her wishes were […]

06Apr
2012
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The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood // Audio book

The Sleeping Beauty (French: La Belle au bois dormant, “The Beauty sleeping in the wood“) by Charles Perrault or Little Briar Rose (German: Dornröschen) by the Brothers Grimm is a classic fairytale involving a beautiful princess, enchantment, and a handsome prince. Written as an original literary tale, it was first published by Charles Perrault in […]

05Apr
2012
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Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there lived in a certain village, a little countrygirl, the prettiest creature was ever seen. Her mother was excessivelyfond of her; and her grand-mother doated on her much more. This goodwoman got made for her a little red riding-hood; which became the girlso extremely well, that every body called her Little […]

04Apr
2012
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Cinderilla

Once there was a gentleman who married, for his second wife, theproudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen. She had, by aformer husband, two daughters of her own humour and they were indeedexactly like her in all things. He had likewise, by another wife, ayoung daughter, but of unparalleled goodness and sweetness of […]

04Apr
2012
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Cinderella // Audio book

“Cinderella” or “Cinderilla” or  “The Little Glass Slipper” (French: Cendrillon, ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre, Italian: Cenerentola, German: Aschenputtel) is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to […]

19Mar
2012
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Beauty and the Beast

There was once a very rich merchant, who had six children, three sons, and three daughters; being a man of sense, he spared no cost for their education, but gave them all kinds of masters. His daughters were extremely handsome, especially the youngest. When she was little everybody admired her, and called her “The little […]