Catalogue Page for Stories with a Reading Time of Over 20 mins
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.
By Oscar WildeAge range: 9 to12, Teen Tags: Classic Animals: Bird, Linnet, Rat Reading time: Over 20 mins
The Tale of Mr. Tod
The badger Tommy Brock kidnaps the children of Benjamin Bunny and his wife Flopsy and hides them in an oven in the home of his arch-enemy, a fox called Mr. Tod.
By Beatrix PotterAge range: 3 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Classic, Illustrated Animals: Badger, Fox, Rabbit Reading time: Over 20 mins
The Wild Swans
A loving sister risks everything to save her eleven brothers from the spell of a wicked witch.
By Hans Christian AndersenAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Classic, Fairy Tale Animals: Swan Reading time: Over 20 mins
Sadie – A Revolutionary War Story
During the American War of Independence a young girl finds herself in the midst of a crucial mission. Living in the middle of British territory, only she can warn the troops of a dangerous ambush. This story is in 5 parts and has a religious theme.
By Carol BennettAge range: 9 to12 Tags: Historical, Original Reading time: Over 20 mins
The Catacomb Adventures
This story focuses on two children who, having escaped from prison through the kindness of a Roman soldier, live in the Catacombs with other refugees until eventually moving to an interesting new life in the Greek city of Perga. This is a religious story with 10 chapters.