For One Child - Featured Stories

The Flail from Heaven

Written by Brothers Grimm

A short story of a peasant that exchanges his animals for a bag of turnip-seed. When one of the seeds falls from the bag, it grows into a large tree that reaches to heaven. The peasant climbs up the tree to see what the angels are doing and just as he gets to the top the tree is being cut down below. He uses his cunning to save himself from falling.

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Thumbling as Journeyman

Written by Brothers Grimm

A boy, the size of a thumb, goes out from his father’s house into the world. He gets into all kinds of adventures and eventually returns home to his father’s love.

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The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare

Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, and his daughter the princess live alone on a stranded island until visited by a handsome prince, with whom she eventually marries and becomes Queen of Naples.

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