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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Sweet Porridge

Written by Brothers Grimm

A mother and her daughter live in poverty and have nothing to eat until the daughter meets a strange woman in the forest who gives her a pot that can cook as much porridge as they want. When the mother forgets how to stop the porridge from cooking, it overwhelms and covers the entire town, until the daughter comes back to stop it!

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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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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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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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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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