Children's Stories Just for Boys

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The Golden Goose

Written by Brothers Grimm

While a boy is cutting wood for his father, he finds a golden goose within the roots of the tree. The greed of the villagers caused them to try and steal the feathers of the goose, but instead they became permanently attached to the bird. As the boy walks on, the sight of this causes a nearby princess to break from her gloomy mood, laugh and be taken for the bride.

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Children's Stories Just for Girls

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The Three Spinners

Written by Brothers Grimm

A girl obsessed with spinning is taken in by the queen and asked to spin three rooms full of yarn. Distressed, she acquires the help of three strange women and promises to invite them to her wedding when she marries the prince.

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Children's Stories For Boys or Girls

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Thumbling

Written by Brothers Grimm

A classic fairy tale of a child which is born and only grows to be the size of a thumb. In order to help the family, the child agrees to be sold to some merchants, but escapes and goes on an adventure. The child returns home and the family is happy again.

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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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The Frog Prince (Frog King or Iron Henry)

Written by Brothers Grimm

A princess loses her ball while playing near a well. A frog retrieves it for her, after she promises to love the frog and bring him back to her castle. When the princess breaks her promise, the king forces her to uphold her word.

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Children's Stories For Two Children

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The Six Swans

Written by Brothers Grimm

A king has seven children and six of them are changed into swans. The seventh child, his daughter, vows to save them by sewing magical shirts that will transform them back to humans. She is unable to speak during her work and must resist the doings of her evil step-mother.

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