All of Aesop’s fables, beautifully illustrated by Milo Winter. Dip in and out, each one only takes a minute or two.
The Remarkable Rocket
A pompous rocket boasts to everyone how remarkable he is going to be when he is let off.
The Devoted Friend
A bird tells a rat a story about a kind gardener and his friend, a rich miller, who didn’t understand the meaning of friendship.
The Selfish Giant
A selfish giant owns a beautiful garden but won’t let the children play in it.
The Nightingale and the Rose
A nightingale sacrifices herself so that a student can have a red rose to bring the girl he loves.
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince, a statue, asks a swallow to take his precious stones and gold leaf to give to the poor who are suffering.
Sally Migrundy lives happily in the Whispering Forest. One day, she receives an unexpected message in a bottle that comes floating down the stream and decides to send a message of her own.
The Fairy Ring
An old man can’t get any money for playing his violin. When finally an old woman leaves something in his tin cup, at first he is disappointed it’s not money, but it turns out to be something more special.
An outrageous story about a kid in a town whose residents all have whimsical names.
Is this yet another story about a child threatened by bedside monsters?
A humorous short story about a student who would rather play video games than do homework.