English Stories


The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

Language: Danish/English  Origin: Denmark

Once upon a time there was a prince who was very very very very fussy.  He decided that the time had come for him to get married…

Enjoy this story in: Danish English


The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

Mrs Pig was very tired: “Oh dear” she said to her three little pigs “I can’t do all this work anymore, I’m afraid you must leave home and make your own way in the world”…

Enjoy this story in: English


Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box

Language: English/Greek  Origin: Greece

Long ago and far away, high up amongst the clouds of Mount Olympus, the Gods enjoyed a life of pleasure and quarrelling.

Enjoy this story in: English Greek


Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Language: English/French  Origin: United Kingdom

Once a poor widow had a son called Jack.  She loved him dearly.  They lived in a little house and all they possessed was a cow called Daisy…

Enjoy this story in: English French


The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

Language: Danish/English  Origin: Denmark

One fine summer’s day Mother Duck found a lovely spot under a willow tree by the pond to lay her eggs…

Enjoy this story in: Danish English


The Beauty of Difference

The Beauty of Difference

Language: English/Persian  Origin: Iran

Shirin was still a relatively young girl when her parents sent her away from her home in Tehran to live in a big city in England called London.

Enjoy this story in: English Persian


The Girl Who Loved Roses

The Girl Who Loved Roses

Language: Arabic/English  Origin: Morocco

Many beautiful flowers grew in the park. There were lilies, carnations, violets, tulips, and many more besides…

Enjoy this story in: Arabic English


The Spider and His Two Friends

The Spider and His Two Friends

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

Alantakun the spider had two friends. One lived in the village on the right; the other lived in the village on the left…

Enjoy this story in: English Yoruba


Bald Boy and the Magic Seal

Bald Boy and the Magic Seal

Language: English/Turkish  Origin: Turkey

In this tale Bald Boy discovers the true value of friendship.

Enjoy this story in: English Turkish


The Donkey

The Donkey

Language: English/Punjabi  Origin: India/Pakistan

There was once a wealthy farmer who kept a stable of many donkeys…

Enjoy this story in: English Punjabi


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