English Stories


The Washerman’s Donkey

The Washerman’s Donkey

Language: English/Urdu  Origin: Pakistan

Haroon was a little boy who lived in a small village outside Karachi: the largest city and seaport of Pakistan…

Enjoy this story in: English Urdu


Why Anansi Has Eight Skinny Legs

Why Anansi Has Eight Skinny Legs

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

Once upon a time, there lived a spider called Anansi. Though Anansi’s wife was a very good cook, the greedy spider loved nothing more than to taste other people’s food.

Enjoy this story in: Akan English


The Princess’s Wedding

The Princess’s Wedding

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

There was joy in the air as the villagers of the Asante tribe in Kumasi gathered for the three day celebration of the Crown Princess’s wedding…

Enjoy this story in: Akan English


Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

There once lived a mouse and frog who were very good friends. Every morning the frog would go to visit the mouse who lived in a hole inside a tree…

Enjoy this story in: Akan English


Kweku Anansi and His New Wife

Kweku Anansi and His New Wife

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

One day, Kweku Anansi went to God to complain that his wife was nothing more than an extra mouth to feed…

Enjoy this story in: Akan English


The Wind and the Sun

The Wind and the Sun

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

One day, the boastful wind declared to the sun, ‘You know that I am the strongest and most effective of all the weather!’

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The Brothers Who Met Poverty

The Brothers Who Met Poverty

Language: English/Polish  Origin: Poland

Once upon a time, in a faraway village by a great river, there lived two brothers named Antek and Jonek…

Enjoy this story in: English Polish


Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

A long time ago there was once a poor boy called Dick Whittington who had no Mummy and Daddy to look after him so he was often very hungry…

Enjoy this story in: English


The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

Language: English/German  Origin: Germany

One day Mrs Brown the farmer’s wife thought… ‘Today I will make a gingerbread man.’

Enjoy this story in: English German


Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Language: English/French  Origin: France

Long ago and far away there lived a good king and queen.  The people loved them and their lives would have been very happy if only they had had a child…

Enjoy this story in: English French


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