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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 Song of the Armadillo

The Song of the Armadillo

Language: English/Spanish  Origin: Spain

Once there was an armadillo who lived in the Bolivian rainforest.  He loved music more than anything else in the world and all he wanted to do was to be able to sing like many of the other animals could.

Enjoy this story in: English Spanish


The Gift of the Forest

The Gift of the Forest

Language: English/Tamil  Origin: India

Venu had always loved the forest, ever since he could remember. It enchanted him, made him feel alive, safe and loved…

Enjoy this story in: English Tamil


The Legend of the Mafumeira

The Legend of the Mafumeira

Language: English/Portuguese  Origin: Brazil

Deep within the forest there lives the tallest of all trees. They stretch their thick branches full of leaves up into the blue skies and give us oxygen to breathe. Their trunks are very wide and many of these beautiful giants have been in the forest for hundreds of years…

Enjoy this story in: English Portuguese


The First Sunrise

The First Sunrise

Language: English  Origin: Australia

A traditional tale from the Dreamtime about how the world became warm and light and why dawn is greeted with birdsong

Enjoy this story in: English


The Well

The Well

Language: English/Somali  Origin: Somalia

A long time ago, there were four families who lived in a small village in Somalia. The first family would argue all of the time, the second family were very greedy…

Enjoy this story in: English Somali


The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Language: English/Urdu  Origin: Pakistan

Once upon a time, there was a shepherd boy named Asif who lived in a village in one of the many beautiful valleys in Northern Pakistan…

Enjoy this story in: English Urdu


The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

Once upon a time, in a field not too far from you, there was an energetic and happy hare and a sleepy tortoise…

Enjoy this story in: 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


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


Turtle and Monkey

Turtle and Monkey

Language: English/Filipino  Origin: Philippines

Monkey stood at the edge of the river and watched Turtle swimming against the torrent with a tree that he had caught in the flood: a young tree…

Enjoy this story in: English Filipino


The Island of the Sun

The Island of the Sun

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

There was once a farmer who had two sons. The older son was selfish and greedy, while the younger son was kind and generous…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


The Fool and the Donkey

The Fool and the Donkey

Language: English/Persian  Origin: Iran

One morning, the fool woke up and he thought, ‘There is one thing I need, I need a donkey…’

Enjoy this story in: English Persian


The Story of Niu Lang and Zhi Nu

The Story of Niu Lang and Zhi Nu

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Niu Lang wasn’t always a simple cow herder. And Zhi Nu wasn’t always a cloud-weaver. Once upon a time they were both stars up in the night sky…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


The Love of the Forest

The Love of the Forest

Language: English/Portuguese  Origin: Brazil

The sun rises above the Amazon rainforest and the huge, evergreen trees allow rays of light to pass between their leaves and paint the forest floor in dappled shadows…

Enjoy this story in: English Portuguese


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


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


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


The Princess and the Golden Ball

The Princess and the Golden Ball

Language: Arabic/English  Origin: Iraq

Once there was a beautiful princess who lived with her father in a huge palace. Although the princess was very beautiful she was also very selfish and conceited…

Enjoy this story in: Arabic English


The Ant and the Elephant

The Ant and the Elephant

Language: English/Filipino/Pashto  Origin: Afghanistan

The ant and the elephant were very good friends indeed and would play together whenever they had the chance…

Enjoy this story in: English Filipino Pashto