Androcles and the Lion

Aesop's fable of the runaway slave and the lion with a thorn in its paw. A story of graditude

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

A young man tries to do the tricks of a master magician and things go badly wrong.

The Man and the Figs

This Jewish tale is wise, witty, and very ancient.The story comes from the Talmud - and is about an old man who impresses the Roman emperor.

Kissa the Cat

This charming story about a princess who is rescued by a magical cat originally came from Denmark – but as it happens, “kissa” is Russian for kitty-cat.

The Grasshopper and the Ants

A fable by Aesop that shows why hard work pays off

The Fox and the Crow

A fable by Aesop that shows that flattery will get you everywhere

Lazy Jack

This old English story, collected by James Halliwell Orchard Phillips, is a good fireside yarn. If you know the story of the Golden Goose, you might see some similarities. It has...

The Three Sillies

This amusing yarn has lots of tears in it, but all the same, it will make you laugh. It’s about a man who goes in search of three people even more silly than his fiance and her...

The Golden Goose

This amusing tale by the Brothers Grimm tells the tale of a boy whose parents called him “Dummy.” But he can’t have been all that much of a dummy, because he found a golden...

Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time there lived a little country girl, the prettiest creature who was ever seen. Her mother had a little red riding hood made for her. Everybody called her Little Red...

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