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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The Old Woman in the Wood

Written by Brothers Grimm

Fairy tale of a girl that is abandoned in the forest when the family she works for is killed by thieves. A bird finds her sitting sorrowfully and brings her a key that unlocks a magic tree which contains food, clothes and bedding inside. She lives happily like this until one day the bird asks her to complete a task and her adventure begins.

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Children's Stories For Boys or Girls

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The Little Match Girl

Written by Hans Christian Andersen

A Hans Christian Andersen story of a small girl selling matches and struggling to stay warm in the bitter winter cold. Adapted for boys and girls.

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Children's Stories For a Boy and a Girl

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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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Children's Stories For One Child

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The Iron Stove

Written by Brothers Grimm

A prince is trapped in an iron stove by a wicked witch. The princess frees him from his prison but loses him. She makes a journey to find him and be together at last.

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Children's Stories For Two Children

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The Bremen Town Musicians

Written by Grimm Brothers

Story of an unlikely bunch of animals who escape their normal lives to become musicians in the nearby town of Bremen. They encounter a household of robbers along the way and team up to run them off, get their food and take over the establishment.

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