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christmas stories illustration of Star of Bethlehem for The Christmas Star

A Christmas Star

The sad and beautiful tale of a star who wishes to shine for a little boy’s heart.

Bedtime stories at Christmas illustration of lit house in fir tree forest

The Fir Tree

A little fir tree in the forest wishes he was grown – until he is grown.

Illustration of girl's face for children's short story The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

The classic sad fairy tale about a poor little match girl selling matches in the snow at Christmas.

Illustration of ducks on pond for children's short story The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

A baby duck is teased for being ugly… until he discovers how special he really is.

Illustration of bunny on a line for children's short story The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

A velveteen rabbit is given to a little boy who loves him… but he longs to be real.

Illustration of golden boy and sparrow for children's short story The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

The statue of a Prince asks a sparrow to help solve sad people in his city.

Illustration of mother and child in a garden for children's short story The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

The tale of a selfish giant who closes his beautiful garden to children.