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Rikki-tikki-tavi Part One

This fabulous story from the Jungle Book is about a mongoose who is adopted by an English family in India. He resolutely defends the boy Teddy from the deadly cobra, Nag, and his wicked wife Nagaina.

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The Cat’s Elopement

This charming tale comes from Japan. Two cats – Gon and Koma – fall in love and run away together. They are separated when they meet a fierce dog. Gon becomes the pet and defender of a princess – but will he ever see his true love again?

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The Elephant’s Child

The Elephant’s Child from the Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling tells the story of how the elephant got its trunk. Set on he banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River in Africa.

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Kissa the Cat

This charming story about a princess who is rescued by a magical cat comes from Denmark. A free audio download for children.

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The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership

If you have ever been tempted to be greedy, you will have just a little sympathy with the cunning cat of this story, even though she is certainly bad. Every time she thinks about being naughty, she persuades herself with a little excuse that rings true to life.

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Rikki-tikki-tavi Part Two

The plucky Indian Mongoose defends an English family from the evil cobras, Nag and Nagaina. The climax on the veranda where Nagaina confronts the family at breakfast is one of the most thrilling in children’s literature.

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The Billy Goats Gruff

Three billy goats, each with the same name (Gruff), are on the way up the hillside to eat grass and get fat. On the way they have to cross a bridge where a hungry troll lies in wait in the ravine.

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Jack and the Pirate School Part 1

Have you got your cutlasses ready? And fed the parrot? Jack is supposed to go to sailing school but there’s a mix up and he turns up at the pirate school of Captain Blackheart.

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The Town Musicians of Bremen

This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who believe they can earn a good living as musicians. But it isn’t really by the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing that gets their supper.

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Four Aesop Fables

Aesop’s fables are loved pretty much everywhere. In these four adaptations by Storynory a rat, grasshopper, a fox and a mouse tell their tales in their own words.

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