Children's Stories Just for Boys

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The Story of a Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear

Written by Brothers Grimm

A boy who knows no fear goes into the world and tries to discover “how to shudder.” He tries different things and eventually spends three nights in a haunted castle, thinking he will learn fear. He survives the three nights and marries the princess, who eventually teaches him to shudder.

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Children's Stories Just for Girls

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Sleeping Beauty or “Little Briar Rose”

Written by Brothers Grimm

A beautiful princess is cursed to fall asleep for 100 years upon her 15th birthday. Many try to reach her behind her castle of thorns and briar patch while she sleeps, but fail. After the 100 years of sleep, she awakes to find the handsome prince, whom she marries and lives happily ever after.

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Children's Stories For Boys or Girls

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The Three Apprentices

Written by Brothers Grimm

Three apprentices are convinced by the Devil to help him claim an evil soul. They are sent forth into town, but can only say three phrases and nothing else. These phrases get them into trouble, but in the end the Devil takes the evil soul and sets the three apprentices free.

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Children's Stories For a Boy and a Girl

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The Water Nix (Water Spirit)

Written by Brothers Grimm

A brother and sister fall into a well and are captured by a nix (water spirit) that lives at the bottom. They are forced to work and eat bad food. Once the nix is away, the children make a plan and escape, leaving the nix to live alone in the well once more.

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Children's Stories For One Child

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Clever Elsie

Written by Grimm Brothers

Story of a girl who is easily confused and unable to comprehend simple ideas. Because of her differences everyone thinks she is clever and is taken as a bride. But her husband plays a trick on her, she becomes confused, runs away and never returns.

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Children's Stories For Two Children

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Little Brother and Little Sister

Written by Brothers Grimm

Adventurous tale of a brother and sister that escape from their wicked step-mother to live by themselves in the forest. During their escape, the brother is cursed and transformed into a deer. The sister cares for her brother and eventually becomes Queen. The step-mother learns of their happiness and again tries to ruin them, but fails.

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