A frightened Spanish girl forges a powerful relationship with a puma.
A girl is transformed into a fish to seek the lost crown of a queen-fish.
Poor Alena is cursed with an ill fate. Is there a way for her to change it?
A Story of Love from Pakistan.
A prince sets out to discover why every night his bride, the girl with the loveliest hair in the world, returns home.
Three brothers catch runaway golden goats, but not for long.
A parade of villagers get stuck to Simpleton and his golden goose.
A great fire wipes out all peoples on earth except two.
A Story of Courage, Gratitude and Keeping a Promise, from Iceland.
A boy named Audun brings a great bear as a gift to one king. But what will the other king think?
On their wedding day, a bride and groom realize they had already met.
A Story of Gratitude, Justice and Kindness, from Tibet.
A hunter frees those caught in his elephant trap. Should he have freed the man being chased by the animals?
A farmer and his wife trade jobs, and he finds her work is not so easy.
An orphan who masters the art of shooting pebbles attracts the King.
A Story of Friendship from Africa.
If a blacksmith can’t turn iron into an iron man, he will die.
How can the King choose a councilor to rule while he is away?
A Story of Courage, Friendship and Love, from Scotland.
A lad spends his life searching for a maiden who appeared in his dream.
To save a prince, a maiden must give up what is most valuable to her.
Grades 2-4. The Lion’s Enchantment Teacher Resources Reading Activities Guide holds materials that expand & deepen children’s experience of the story with materials organized around plot, setting, characters, theme and assessment, as well as fun activities such as coloring pages, crosswords and more, all free!
Overnight, a magic rock, El Capitan, raises a boy and girl who had fallen asleep on top of it.
A Story of Courage, Learning and Love. The Classic fairy tale: The Little Mermaid falls in love with a prince on shore and she makes a deal with the Sea Witch to become human. But without her voice, how can the prince fall in love with her?
A Story of Community, Cooperation and Selflessness, from Canada.
The sun goes dark for three years, and the animals go in search of it.
A prince jumps on a magic horse without first hearing how to run it.
The King will marry only a maiden who will look into his magic mirror.
The King will only marry a girl who is confident enough to look into his magic mirror.
A prince and princess exiled from the castle hide in two magic tree trunks.
A troubled boy finds a secret animal community.
Three maidens try to rescue a nobleman’s son who had vanished.
Grades 2-4. The Maiden and the Boy who Vanished Teacher Resources Reading Activities Guide holds materials that expand & deepen children’s experience of the story with materials organized around plot, setting, characters, theme and assessment, as well as fun activities such as coloring pages, crosswords and more, all free!
A man is torn between two warring animals, and their tempting pleas.
A merchant releases a tiger from its cage and immediately regrets it.
Panchatantra Stories: A herd of elephants do a favor for the mice. How can a small thing repay a big thing? A story of Helping.
One of the sultan’s three sons searches for the most valuable treasure, true love.
A scar-faced youngest of three daughters seeks a warrior’s heart.
A young courtier volunteers to pluck a feather from a man-eating Ogre.
A young man learns from his father-in-law how to turn dirt into gold.
Fable Short Stories for Kids: The fable is a fictional story meant to teach a moral lesson. See what lesson about the nature of perception Mark Twain is trying to show us.
To save her life, a rich man’s wife sends her husband on a quest.
A poor farmer finds a jar of coins and leaves them behind because they are not his.
The prince’s fate is to die by three animals. His wife will not accept it.
A king, knowing his infant son will be snatched, switches the baby.
A queen locked up as prisoner has but one friend- a dancing mouse.
A Bedtime English Story for Kids. The animals want to build their own house in the woods- but what about the big bad wolf?
How can two people who once met in a sandstorm find each other again?
One of six friends is missing – where is he? The five friends go in search.
The Classic Tale of the Snow Queen: Gerda and Kai struggle to fight the Snow Queen and find the balance between Good and Evil.
A spellbook holds the key to rescue- but who can read the spells?
A Scottish folk tale of a mother’s fierce love for her baby (“bairn”).
Based on the Chinese “Ballad of Mulan”, a legend tale about a young girl who goes in disguise as a boy and joins the army in her brother’s place. A Girls of Courage Tale.
Folktale Stories for Kids: this Japanese folktale tells the story of an unkind ruler who issues cruel orders, including a demand that all old folks are to be abandoned and left to die. Basho tells a poignant story about a mother and her son and their love for one another.
A Story of Courage, Justice and Self-Awareness. Merlin the Magician places a magic sword in a stone…whomever can pull it out is the rightful king.
The talking eggs of a magical old woman can bring fortunes- or not.
A Story of Generosity and Keeping a Promise from Armenia.
A fisherman, who is fired after he saves the life of a talking fish, is desperate.
A Story of Generosity, Love, and Respect, from the Middle East.
Whatever suitor brings back the best gift in a year will win the princess.
Far from home, a prince must answer three riddles to keep his life.
NEW!!! A wife wants to know how to cure her changed husband. Will a tiger’s whisker help? A Korean Folktale
The only way to cure her husband is by getting a whisker from a live tiger.
A traveler shares his secret with an old couple and their adopted son.
A Story of Generosity, Helping, and Selflessness, from Sweden.
Pedar is rushing to get to Lisa’s house- why take time to help a little old troll in a ditch?
A Story of Courage, Generosity and Justice, from Turkey.
A poor man trusts his life savings with a judge, who steals the money.
A Tsar’s daughter battles a monster to prove to her father she can rule.
A princess risks everything to free her 12 older brothers from a spell.
Two princesses escape into the woods, then one princess disappears.
A Bedtime Story of Acceptance and Self-Awareness. A Mama Duck is proud when her six ducklings hatch from their eggs. But one duckling does not look like the others? Is he truly an Ugly Duckling?
A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. A toy rabbit learns that through a child’s love it can become real.
Two lords place a wager to test a boy’s honesty.
A king learns how to enter another creature’s body, and then flies off.
A Story of Forgiveness, Honesty and Justice, from China.
A girl who grew up disguised as a boy is ordered to marry the princess.
A boy prepares for years to face the White Tiger that captured his father.
Exiled, a prince is forced by his servant to switch clothes.
To be allowed back home, three brides must find rare and impossible items. A young, wise girl is eager to help.
A Story of Cooperation and Perseverance, from Argentina.
An evil witch lures a girl with a magic ball, and her brother must free her.
A gentle tale from northern Finland about the power of listening.
A haughty princess must marry a beggar, who is actually a prince in disguise.
A Folktale Story of Brotherly Love from Israel.
A rare folk tale about the love and generosity of two brothers. This tale has both Hebrew and Arab derivation.
Wali Dad wants to give away his valuables, but surprises await him.
A Chinese Riddle Tale in English for Kids Learning to Read. A Chinese king is amazed by the gift of an elephant- but how to weigh it?
Panchatantra Stories: A Hunter puts a net on the banyan tree. Can the doves escape? A story of Teamwork.
A boy saves 400 villagers from a sudden tsunami. True story.