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Category: Folk Stories


The Little Beggar

The Little Beggar

Language: Arabic/English  Origin: Iraq

There was, in the city of Basra, when the evening was falling, a rosy glow upon the buildings around the central bazaar…

Enjoy this story in: Arabic English


The Mouse

The Mouse

Language: English/Polish  Origin: Poland

This is the story of a little girl who was not scared of anything… well, at least until she grew a bit older…

Enjoy this story in: English Polish


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 Story of the Dragon Boat Festival

The Story of the Dragon Boat Festival

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

A very long time ago, during a period known as the Zhou Dynasty, China was divided into seven warring kingdoms…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


The Lady Who Lives On The Moon

The Lady Who Lives On The Moon

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful warrior called Chang’e who was married to a brave and strong archer named Houyi…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


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


The Farmer and the Cow

The Farmer and the Cow

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Once upon a time, there was a farmer called Ah Niu.  Ah Niu was not a rich farmer but he was very happy…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


The Story of Layla and Majnun

The Story of Layla and Majnun

Language: English/Pashto  Origin: Afghanistan

Qays ibn al-Mulawwah was just a boy when he fell deeply in love with Layla Al-Aamiriya…

Enjoy this story in: English Pashto


Chips

Chips

Language: English/Polish  Origin: Poland

A war time tale of a family who get a surprise when two soldiers come knocking at their door.

Enjoy this story in: English Polish


Ali Thumb

Ali Thumb

Language: English/Turkish  Origin: Turkey

Ali Thumb is no bigger than a thumb.  Unsure of how society will treat Ali, his parents keep him locked away at home; but the curious Ali is itching to see what the real world is like and embarks on an adventure with his father.

Enjoy this story in: English Turkish


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