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Category: Key Stage 1


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


Li and Gao

Li and Gao

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Li was a foolish neighbour. But one day, in the gambling house, Li won three hundred yuan…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


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 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


The Two Old Women

The Two Old Women

Language: Bengali/English  Origin: Bangladesh

There were once two sisters: Tetan Buri, clever sister… aha!  And Boka Buri, foolish sister… hmmm…

Enjoy this story in: Bengali English


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 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


Adam and the Dragon’s Treasure

Adam and the Dragon’s Treasure

Language: English/Polish  Origin: Poland

Adam has always been fascinated by the stories he hears on the news, but he never expected such thrilling stories to take place so close to home.

Enjoy this story in: English Polish


Deer and Jaguar

Deer and Jaguar

Language: English/Portuguese  Origin: Brazil

Deer walked along by the great river into the forest: ‘Oh, but what a life have I got? No home. Perhaps I will build myself a house. Here is as good a place as any…’

Enjoy this story in: English Portuguese


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Language: English/French  Origin: France

Once upon a time there was a young girl with beautiful, curly blonde hair who lived with her mother and father in a little house on the edge of the woods…

Enjoy this story in: English French


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