THE LUTE PLAYER (The Violet Fairy Book, 1889) by ANDREW LANG

Once upon a time there was a king and queen who lived happily and comfortably together. They were very fond of each other and had nothing to worry them, but at last the king grew restless. He longed to go out into the world, to try his strength in battle against some enemy and to…

The Norka (Russian Fairy Tales) by W. R. S. RALSTON

Once upon a time there lived a king and queen. They had three sons, two of them with their wits about them, but the third a simpleton. Now the King had a deer-park in which were quantities of wild animals of different kinds. Into that park there used to come a huge beast—Norka was its…

Top 5 Most Beautiful Christmas Tales From All Around The World

Want to read a story to your children or with your family in front of the Christmas tree? Let me give you some instpiration with my list of “Top 5 Most Beautiful Christmas Tales From All Around The World”! 5. CHRISTMAS TREE (Pohutukawa) by ISABEL MAUD PEACOCKE A funny short story about the Piccaninnies and how…

Ivan Popyalof (Russian Fairy Tales) by W. R. S. RALSTON

Once upon a time there was an old couple, and they had three sons. Two of these had their wits about them, but the third was a simpleton, Ivan by name, surnamed Popyalof. For twelve whole years Ivan lay among the ashes from the stove; but then he arose, and shook himself, so that six…

Marya Morevna (Russian Fairy Tales) by W. R. S. RALSTON

In a certain kingdom there lived a Prince Ivan. He had three sisters. The first was the Princess Marya, the second the Princess Olga, the third the Princess Anna. When their father and mother lay at the point of death, they had thus enjoined their son:—“Give your sisters in marriage to the very first suitors…

The Norka (Russian Fairy Tales) by W. R. S. RALSTON

Once upon a time there lived a king and queen. They had three sons, two of them with their wits about them, but the third a simpleton. Now the King had a deer-park in which were quantities of wild animals of different kinds. Into that park there used to come a huge beast—Norka was its…