Children's Stories Just for Boys

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The Three Feathers

Written by Brothers Grimm

The story of a young boy who in a competition with his brothers to gain control of the kingdom, finds a group of toads and a magical treasure chest. Here the boy is able to overcome all the trials set forth by the kind, and triumphs over his more able brothers.

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Children's Stories Just for Girls

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Mother Holle (Frau Holle)

Written by Brothers Grimm

A young girl is transported into the earth where lives Mother Holle. She helps Mother Holle clean her house and is rewarded for doing her chores well. The girl’s step-sister is also transported to Mother Holle, but because of her laziness is rewarded very differently.

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Children's Stories For Boys or Girls

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The Wolf and the Man

Written by Brothers Grimm

Short tale of an arrogant wolf that believes he is stronger than a human and with the help of his friend in the forest confronts a hunter passing by. The wolf challenges the hunter but is quickly defeated and learns not to get himself into situations for which he is not prepared.

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Children's Stories For a Boy and a Girl

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Fundevogel or “Foundling Bird”

Written by Brothers Grimm

A classic fairy tale of little boy found high up in a tree by a forester and brought home. He becomes close companions with the forester’s daughter and together they escape from the evil plans of the house cook and her servants.

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Children's Stories For One Child

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Our Lady’s Child

Written by Brothers Grimm

A girl is brought to heaven by the Virgin Mary and allowed to explore. She disobeys the virgin and as punishment is sent back to earth to live a miserable life. She is found by a king, who marries her and her disobedience is again tested.

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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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