For Boys or Girls - Featured Stories

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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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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The Lion and the Crane

Written by Joseph Jacobs

The story of an ungrateful lion who is helped by a crane when in trouble.

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