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Aharsi the Bengal Tiger

Aharsi the Bengal Tiger

Language: Bengali/English  Origin: India

Aharsi the big Bengal Tiger was having a good think. It was winter and he was still getting used to the feeling of ice on the pads of his paws. He shivered a little, missing the warm ooze of mangrove mud. Aharsi was missing lots of things…

Enjoy this story in: Bengali English


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


A Lesson of Tit For Tat

A Lesson of Tit For Tat

Language: English/Somali  Origin: Somalia

A story about why not to betray friends, and if you do, to expect that they may do it in return.

Enjoy this story in: English Somali


The Lion with the Red Eyes

The Lion with the Red Eyes

Language: English/Somali  Origin: Somalia

A story about accepting people for who they are and showing respect for their beliefs.

Enjoy this story in: English Somali


Who is the Cleverest, Sheep or Lion?

Who is the Cleverest, Sheep or Lion?

Language: English/Somali  Origin: Somalia

A story that illustrates how to learn from your mistakes and the importance of trusting others.

Enjoy this story in: English Somali


The Pompous Peacock

The Pompous Peacock

Language: English/Hindi  Origin: India

Why do peacocks have ugly feet and dance in the rain?  Find out what Pankaj, the pompous peacock did to upset the other animals and bring punishment on himself and all his descendents…

Enjoy this story in: English Hindi


The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare

Language: English/Urdu  Origin: Pakistan

Once upon a time, in the woods in the northern area of Pakistan, there lived many different kinds of animals…

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 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


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


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