Children's Stories Just for Boys

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The Old Man and his Grandson

Written by Brothers Grimm

Short story of an old man that is treated poorly by his children once he becomes helpless and burdensome to care for. The simple intervention of the grandson helps the parents realize that they too will become old some day and they realize the need to care for the old grandfather.

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Children's Stories Just for Girls

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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 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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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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Princess Goldenhair

Written by Edric Vredenburg

A prince is tasked with convincing Princess Goldenhair to marry his king. Accompanied by his dog, the prince must complete three tasks to win the Princess. In the end, the Prince and Princess marry and live happily ever after.

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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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