Children's Stories Just for Boys

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Lazy Jack

Written by Joseph Jacobs

A lazy boy tries to help his poor mother by getting odd jobs, but just can’t seem to do things right. In the end he marries a princess and he and his mother become rich and live happily.

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Children's Stories Just for Girls

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King Thrushbeard

Written by Brothers Grimm

An arrogant princess is humbled when she is forced to marry a beggar and live in poverty. She learns to be grateful for what she had as royalty and in the end is surprised to find that the beggar is in fact a king! They marry and live happily ever after.

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Children's Stories For Boys or Girls

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The Shroud

Written by Brothers Grimm

Sad story of a mother who loses her child to an illness. The child returns as a ghost to comfort the mother and tell her that it cannot sleep until she stops her crying. The mother eventually bears the pain in silence and the child sleeps peacefully in its grave.

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Children's Stories For a Boy and a Girl

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Hansel and Grethel

Written by Brothers Grimm

A classic fairy tale of brother and sister working together to overcome the odds. They are confronted with a mean stepmother who forces their father to leave the children in the forest, where they encounter an evil witch. The siblings survive, discover riches and live happily.

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Children's Stories For One Child

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King Thrushbeard

Written by Brothers Grimm

An arrogant princess is humbled when she is forced to marry a beggar and live in poverty. She learns to be grateful for what she had as royalty and in the end is surprised to find that the beggar is in fact a king! They marry and live happily ever after.

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Children's Stories For Two Children

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The Willow Wren and the Bear

Written by Brothers Grimm

The King of Birds, willow-wren, is insulted when the bear calls his children disreputable. And so a war between birds and beasts ensues. The flying creatures win the battle and the bear is forced to apologize for his actions. The willow-wrens are content and live happily.

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