English Stories


The Fern Flower

The Fern Flower

Language: English/Polish  Origin: Poland

St John’s night is the shortest night of the year. It is on this night that the legendary Fern Flower blooms somewhere in the forest…

Enjoy this story in: English Polish


The Ever So Long Wool String

The Ever So Long Wool String

Language: English/Turkish  Origin: Turkey

Once upon a time, there was an old woman who lived in a mountain village in Turkey. The old woman had three daughters…

Enjoy this story in: English Turkish


The Farmer and the Cow

The Farmer and the Cow

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Once upon a time, there was a farmer called Ah Niu.  Ah Niu was not a rich farmer but he was very happy…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


The Dragon of Kinabalu

The Dragon of Kinabalu

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Towards the end of the fourteenth century, China had begun to trade with many surrounding countries…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


The Story of Layla and Majnun

The Story of Layla and Majnun

Language: English/Pashto  Origin: Afghanistan

Qays ibn al-Mulawwah was just a boy when he fell deeply in love with Layla Al-Aamiriya…

Enjoy this story in: English Pashto


Kulumbu Yeye

Kulumbu Yeye

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

A long time ago, on the outskirts of Jago village, there lived a lioness and her cub whose name was Kako…

Enjoy this story in: English Yoruba


How The Tortoise Got His Crooked Shell

How The Tortoise Got His Crooked Shell

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

A long time ago, a terrible famine hit an ancient animal kingdom. It had not rained for two whole years and all of the crops were dying…

Enjoy this story in: English Yoruba


Joha and His Donkey

Joha and His Donkey

Language: Arabic/English  Origin: Saudi Arabia

One day, Joha was riding upon his donkey on the way to market. Joha’s son walked beside the donkey, holding the reins and talking with his father…

Enjoy this story in: Arabic English


Chips

Chips

Language: English/Polish  Origin: Poland

A war time tale of a family who get a surprise when two soldiers come knocking at their door.

Enjoy this story in: English Polish


Adem’s Baba Embarrassed Him

Adem’s Baba Embarrassed Him

Language: English/Turkish  Origin: Turkey

Adem has an English mother and a Turkish father.  Growing up in England, Adem wants to adhere to the English culture without losing any of his Turkish roots, however this isn’t always as easy as it seems.

Enjoy this story in: English Turkish


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