Fairy Tales

From Brothers Grimm to Oscar Wilde and all the famous fairy tales in between, read our traditional classic fairy tales to charm and delight throughout the ages.

Poems for kids The Glugs of Gosh by CJ Dennis cover illustration

The Glugs of Gosh

The enchanting poem about the Glugs who live in Gosh, a land of adventures and magic.

The Raven Grimm fairy tales illustration

The Raven

A Princess is turned into a raven, and a man must neither eat nor drink to save her.

Fairy tales The Water of Life Brothers Grimm illustration

The Water of Life

A King is dying, and his sons set off to discover the Water of Life that will save him.

Fairy Tales illustration for Lily and the Lion bedtime story

Lily and the Lion

A girl marries a Lion who turns into a dove, and she must travel all ends of the earth to find him again.

fairy tales Four Clever Brothers by Brothers Grimm dragon illustration

Four Clever Brothers

Four brothers each learn a very important skill that they use to save a Princess from a dragon.

Brothers Grimm fairy tales The Turnip bedtime story

The Turnip

A young, plucky brother gifts a turnip to a king, and saves himself from his brother’s wrath with wits!

Fairy tales Clever Gretel Brothers Grimm illustration

Clever Gretel

Clever Gretel loves good food and enjoying life, and her quick thinking will keep it that way!

Fairy Tales Jorinda and Jorindel illustration birds

Jorinda and Jorindel

Jorindel loses Jorinda to an evil witch, and must find a beautiful flower to save her.

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

A shoemaker and his wife have magical assistance from some elves every evening when they go to bed. But do the elves need help too?

Illustration for Grimm Bros fairytale Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Briar Rose is under a spell – that she will prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a hundred-year sleep…

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Nightingale

The Nightingale

A Chinese Emperor coves a nightingale – but then discovers a more beautiful one made of gold.

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairytale Twelve Swans

The Wild Swans

A sister loses her twelve brothers, who are turned into swans. Will she risk her own life to save them?

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of a Little Mermaid, and what she will do for love.

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

A king suspects that his twelve daughters go dancing every night… and a young prince takes the challenge to discover them.

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Tinder Box

The Tinderbox

The classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale of a soldier who comes upon riches and a tinder-box…

Illustration for free chapter story The Light Princess

The Light Princess

When a Princess is caused by a spell to be as light as air, a Prince discovers the way to make her happy.