Just for Boys - Featured Stories

The Golden Goose

Written by Brothers Grimm

While a boy is cutting wood for his father, he finds a golden goose within the roots of the tree. The greed of the villagers caused them to try and steal the feathers of the goose, but instead they became permanently attached to the bird. As the boy walks on, the sight of this causes a nearby princess to break from her gloomy mood, laugh and be taken for the bride.

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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 Tale of Peter Rabbit

Written by Beatrix Potter

Classic tale of a mischievous rabbit that finds himself in trouble when disobeying his mother. The small rabbit decides to go into the neighboring farmer’s garden, when he is discovered and chased by the farmer. The rabbit eventually escapes and learns his lesson to behave and follow his mother’s instructions.

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