Fairy Tales

1001 nights

1001 nightsThe 1001 nights were told by Sherehezade to captivate King Shahryar. They are full of action, mystery and romance.

Aesop

Aesop"Aesop lived in Ancient Greece in the 6th Century BC. His fables are usually short and end with a moral. The plot often involves a silly mistake or a cunning trick.

Animal Stories

Stories about animals including the fables of Aesop and originals such as Astropup. Not all these tales are cute and cuddly.

Brothers Grimm

Brothers GrimmThe Brothers Grimm collected folk stories from German households in the 19th C. Some of their tales have dark under-currents of psychology, others are romantic and amusing.

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen NightingaleHans Christian Andersen grew up in a Danish village and moved to the big city. His graceful and artistic fairy tales poke fun at vanity.

Perrault

Sleeping Beauty by Charles PerraultCharles Perrault was the first of the great fairy tale authors, writing in France in the 18th C. His romantic stories rank among the greats, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast.