Fairy Tales

Short Fairy Tales

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

A shoemaker and his wife have magical assistance from some elves every evening when they go to bed. But do the elves need help too?

Illustration for Chicken Licken kids fable

Chicken Licken

An acorn falls on Chicken-licken’s head, and the sky falls down!

Illustration of robbers for The Three Robbers bedtime story

The Three Robbers

Three robbers overcome ten traders – until the traders start talking to each other.

Illustration of moon and starry night for Chinese short story for kids, The Moon-Cake

The Moon-Cake

A big boy tricks a little boy into giving him his cake by comparing it to the moon.

Illustration of chicken for the Little Red Hen bedtime story

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen wants to make some bread. But will anybody help her?

Illustration of children walking in forest for bedtime story Fundevogel

Fundevogel

The story of two friends who help each other to escape a hungry cook!

Illustration of dog for short story for kids, Old Sultan

Old Sultan

A master decides to kill his faithful dog because he is old, until his friend steps in to help.

Illustration of poultry and wolf for children's short story Henny Penny

Henny Penny

When Henny Penny is hit on the head, she thinks the sky is falling down!

Illustration of girl's face for children's short story The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

The classic sad fairy tale about a poor little match girl selling matches in the snow at Christmas.