For Boys or Girls - Featured Stories

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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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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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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