Stories for children

Trulls, the Troll

Inga-Lill Ottosson
Trollet trulls

Now you’re about to meet Trulls the troll. You may already have met him one rainy day when you were in the woods. Have you ever seen a great mountain that is covered with soft moss?

The Tinder Box

HC Andersen
Soldat

A soldier came marching along the high road: "Left, right—left, right." He had his knapsack on his back, and a sword at his side; he had been to the wars, and was now returning home.

The Queen bee

Grimm Brothers
Queen bee

Two kings' sons once upon a time went into the world to seek their fortunes; but they soon fell into a wasteful foolish way of living, so that they could not return home again.

The Frog-Prince

Grimm Brothers
The frog prince

One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water, that rose in the midst of it, she sat herself down to rest a while.

Snow White

Grimm Brothers
Snövit

It was the middle of winter, and the snow-flakes were falling like feathers from the sky, and a queen sat at her window working, and her embroidery-frame was of ebony.

Little Red-Cap

Grimm Brothers
Red-cap

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child.

Jack and The Beanstalk

Jack and the beanstalk
Jack and The Beanstalk In a small cottage near a country village, there once lived a poor woman who had only one child, a lad named Jack. Jack was a heedless young fellow, sound and good at heart, but much given to acting without thinking. Moreover, his mother had almost never corrected him as he grew up, so the consequence was that he worked when he chose, and followed his own pleasure when he chose.

Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the beast
THERE was once a merchant that had three daughters, and he loved them more than he loved himself. Now it happened that he had to go on a long journey to buy some goods, and when he was just starting out, he asked them, “What shall I bring you back, my dears?” And the eldest daughter asked to have a pearl necklace, and the second daughter wished to have a gold chain; but the youngest daughter said, “Bring back yourself, Papa, and that is what I want the most.”