For One Child - Featured Stories

The Valiant/Brave Little Tailor

Written by Brothers Grimm

A story of a tailor who kills 7 flies with one strike. Wearing an apron that says, “Seven at 1 Stroke,” he convinces the town that he is a great hero. He goes on an adventure to face giants, wild animals and more. Not actually a hero, he survives using his wits not his strength.

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King Thrushbeard

Written by Brothers Grimm

An arrogant princess is humbled when she is forced to marry a beggar and live in poverty. She learns to be grateful for what she had as royalty and in the end is surprised to find that the beggar is in fact a king! They marry and live happily ever after.

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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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