Story about an emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale.
The Flying Trunk
A merchant’s son receives the gift of a flying trunk and flies to Turkey, where he tries to win the hand of the sultan’s daughter.
The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep
Two ornaments, the chimney sweep and the shepherdess, run away together so that she doesn’t have to marry a horrible wooden cabinet.
The Wild Swans
A loving sister risks everything to save her eleven brothers from the spell of a wicked witch.
The storks are annoyed that some boys are singing mean songs about them and try to think of a way to teach them a lesson.
The Pea Blossom
A stray pea blossom has a wonderful healing effect on a sick girl
The Piggy Bank
The proud piggy bank, full of money, watches while all the toys perform at being human.
The Jumping Match
The Flea, the grasshopper and a frog have a jumping match to see who will win the lovely princess in marriage.
The Little Match Girl
The little match girl lights her matches to stay warm in the freezing weather and is reunited with her loving grandmother.
Follow the adventures of little Thumbelina after she is taken away by an ugly toad.
The Brave Tin Soldier
Read about the brave tin soldier who remains calm despite all the terrible things that happen to him. Includes audio narration.