Just for Boys - Featured Stories

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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The Three Feathers

Written by Brothers Grimm

The story of a young boy who in a competition with his brothers to gain control of the kingdom, finds a group of toads and a magical treasure chest. Here the boy is able to overcome all the trials set forth by the kind, and triumphs over his more able brothers.

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Prince Sneeze

Written by Henry Beston

A prince is cursed by a mean fairy. Every time he sneezes something strange happens. His curse is only broken once he marries.

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