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Category: Key Stage 2


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


A Story of Courage

A Story of Courage

Language: English/French  Origin: India

Harjit Singh sat on the bench by the carousel at the airport waiting for his suitcase to arrive. He was tired and cold and wasn’t used to this weather. In Amritsar, where he came from in India, it was thirty-seven degrees!

Enjoy this story in: English French


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


A Good Friend

A Good Friend

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

Yasin’s family moved from Iraq to England when he was just a young boy. Yasin did not want to leave his home in Samarra but his father said that it was best for the family because it was not safe to live there anymore and he wanted his son to grow up in a country that was accepting of all people…

Enjoy this story in: English


The Brothers Who Met Poverty

The Brothers Who Met Poverty

Language: English/Polish  Origin: Poland

Once upon a time, in a faraway village by a great river, there lived two brothers named Antek and Jonek…

Enjoy this story in: English Polish


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


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 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…

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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


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