Category: Denmark

Top 7 Fairy and Folk Tales about Lying

Top 7 Fairy and Folk Tales about Lying Lies and liars have always been an important theme in fairy tales and every tradition has got it’s own takes on the morality of lies. There are countless portrays of liars in fairy and folk tales. Therefore fairy tales provide us with a lot of insight into the world’s cultures. While some stories try to teach us a lesson or a moral by giving the liar his deserved punishment, others almost glorify cunning lies as a survival strategy. There are so many tales that it was very tough to chose a Top list...

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 fashion came to the bush in Christmas Tree  by Isabel Maud Peacocke. 4. Papa Panov’s Special Christmas by Leo Tolstoi The story of Papa Panov is an excellent way to introduce young chldren to the principles of kindness. It is a very thoughtful story, based on...

THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK by Hans Christian Andersen

THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK by Hans Christian Andersen

Ah! yes, that was little Tuk: in reality his name was not Tuk, but that was what he called himself before he could speak plain: he meant it for Charles, and it is all well enough if one does but know it. He had now to take care of his little sister Augusta, who was much younger than himself, and he was, besides, to learn his lesson at the same time; but these two things would not do together at all. There sat the poor little fellow, with his sister on his lap, and he sang to her all the...

THE RED SHOES by Hans Christian Andersen

THE RED SHOES by Hans Christian Andersen

There was once a little girl who was very pretty and delicate, but in summer she was forced to run about with bare feet, she was so poor, and in winter wear very large wooden shoes, which made her little insteps quite red, and that looked so dangerous! In the middle of the village lived old Dame Shoemaker; she sat and sewed together, as well as she could, a little pair of shoes out of old red strips of cloth; they were very clumsy, but it was a kind thought. They were meant for the little girl. The little girl...

THE NAUGHTY BOY by Hans Christian Andersen

THE NAUGHTY BOY by Hans Christian Andersen

Along time ago, there lived an old poet, a thoroughly kind old poet. As he was sitting one evening in his room, a dreadful storm arose without, and the rain streamed down from heaven; but the old poet sat warm and comfortable in his chimney-corner, where the fire blazed and the roasting apple hissed. “Those who have not a roof over their heads will be wetted to the skin,” said the good old poet. “Oh let me in! Let me in! I am cold, and I’m so wet!” exclaimed suddenly a child that stood crying at the door and knocking...

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL by Hans Christian Andersen

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL by Hans Christian Andersen

Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening—the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the good of that? They were very large slippers, which her mother had hitherto worn; so large were they; and the poor little thing lost them as she scuffled away across the street, because of two carriages that rolled by dreadfully fast. One slipper was nowhere to be...