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Beauty (Sunderi Pari)

Beauty (Sunderi Pari)

Language: English/Gujarati  Origin: India

‘I want a baby,’ Aadab demanded one day. ‘I want a baby now. I am young and beautiful and I am married. I need a baby before I am too old and past my prime.’

Enjoy this story in: English Gujarati


The Boastful Turtle

The Boastful Turtle

Language: English/Filipino  Origin: Philippines

Some animals are more fortunate than others. But many would say that birds are the most fortunate creatures of all. Turtle certainly thought so…

Enjoy this story in: English Filipino


Be Truthful

Be Truthful

Language: English/Hindi  Origin: India

There once lived a small boy called Pukhraj who was the son of a farmer. The one trouble with Pukhraj was that he often told lies to his family and to his friends…

Enjoy this story in: English Hindi


The Honest Girl

The Honest Girl

Language: English/Punjabi  Origin: Pakistan

A mother and a father had a daughter who grew from a baby into a beautiful girl…

Enjoy this story in: English Punjabi


The Fool, the Sheep and the End of the World

The Fool, the Sheep and the End of the World

Language: Albanian/English  Origin: Albania

Nasreddin Hodja is the name of the wise fool in so many Turkish tales, and tales beyond Turkey through the Middle East and North Africa and far into the Balkans, into Russia, as far as India and China…

Enjoy this story in: Albanian English


The Rabbit and the Jaguar

The Rabbit and the Jaguar

Language: English/Spanish  Origin: Mexico

There lived once, an old man and an old woman. And all they had in the world was one rabbit and one jaguar…

Enjoy this story in: English Spanish


Half Rooster

Half Rooster

Language: Albanian/English  Origin: Albania

Once upon a time, there was an old man and an old woman. And all they had in the world was one cat and one rooster…

Enjoy this story in: Albanian English


The Drop of Honey

The Drop of Honey

Language: English/Persian  Origin: Iran

A hunter and his hound, high in the desert mountains, found a cave…

Enjoy this story in: English Persian


The Three Dolls

The Three Dolls

Language: English/Persian  Origin: Iran

The Sultan of Persia was a clever man – well read. And there was nothing he loved more than solving problems, puzzles, riddles…

Enjoy this story in: English Persian


The Heathfield Hare

The Heathfield Hare

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

Once, there was a farmer’s wife. And one night she woke up and dreamt that it was day…

Enjoy this story in: English


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