Fairy Tales

Traditional fairy tales to charm and delight…

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 Grimm Bros fairytale Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Briar Rose is under a spell – that she will prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a hundred-year sleep…

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Nightingale

The Nightingale

A Chinese Emperor coves a nightingale – but then discovers a more beautiful one made of gold.

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairytale Twelve Swans

The Wild Swans

A sister loses her twelve brothers, who are turned into swans. Will she risk her own life to save them?

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of a Little Mermaid, and what she will do for love.

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

A king suspects that his twelve daughters go dancing every night… and a young prince takes the challenge to discover them.

Illustration for free chapter story The Light Princess

The Light Princess

When a Princess is caused by a spell to be as light as air, a Prince discovers the way to make her happy.

Short stories for kids Taper Tom fairy tale header

Taper Tom

Taper Tom sets off on a quest to make an unhappy Princess laugh.