When Scaredy stopped being afraid

Tales for Reading - When Scaredy Stopped Being Afraid

In a beautiful wooden house, upstairs in the attic in the childrens room, a little boy was sleeping. His hair was as brown as chestnuts and his eyes as blue as a well. He was a good boy, but every night he was scared. He was afraid of the dark and the sounds that came from the attic. He was even afraid of the sound of the brook that was near their house. That’s why no one called him anything but “Scaredy”. He was afraid of everything.

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The Little Fairy and the Wicked Witch

Tale for Reading - The Little Fairy And The Wicked Witch

In the middle of a deep forest there stood a small wooden cottage. It looked very old. It had holes in the roof, its windows and doors creaked, and it was all dirty. In this little cottage lived a witch. She was an old woman with a big nose and a wart. But the worst part wasn’t what she looked like, it was what she was. She was very bad. She talked bad about others, lied and made things up so that all the people in the forest wouldn’t like her. But one day she met someone who made her think about her behavior.

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Two princesses

Tales for Reading - Two Princesses

Once upon a time, beyond the seven rivers and seven mountains there stood a kingdom. In it lived a wise king and his queen. Together they had two daughters. Both princesses were very beautiful and clever. They both had long hair that waved beautifully. They always wore beautiful dresses. They smiled at everyone and were very friendly and kind. They loved to go into the garden and sing and dance among the trees and flowers. They were very good at it. When they were dancing, it looked like they weren’t touching the ground. They did everything with joy and complete ease.

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How Greg met the white lady

Tales for Reading - How Greg Met The White Lady

In the distance on a high hill there stood a castle. Here and there a piece of the wall was missing, in some places it was quite battered and no one lived in it. It was more like a castle ruin. Sometimes some tourists went to see it. They’d go through all its corridors, look at all its walls, and then they’d leave. No one knew what secrets the castle held. No one knew what is happening there when it gets dark.

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How Billy and Owie camped

A Fairy Tale for Children - How Billy And Owie Camped

There was a beautiful villa in a small town nearby. This is a house that is bigger than the others and usually several families live in it. Two boys lived in this villa with their parents. Owie and Billy. They were best friends. Billy lived on the first floor and Owie on the ground floor. Every time Billy went somewhere, he’d slide down the banister and land right in front of Owie’s door. They went everywhere together. They played games together and together they came up with ideas. There was a beautiful garden around their villa. The lawn was completely soft and they had a lot of space for their games. They loved to play in the garden.

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How children made friends with bears

Tales for Reading - How Children Made Friends With Bears

There was a beautiful town far away. There were so many little houses that they had to stand very close together. One next to the other. Lots of people lived there, but most of all there were children. There were several in every family. Most of them knew each other. They visited each other, played together, went on trips together, went to school together. In this town, there was even a beautiful playground. The kids took very good care of it. Every night when they went home, they cleaned it up.

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The snowman

Tales for Reading - The Snowman

In a faraway land where it snows all year round and in the highest mountains, a story I want to tell you took place. It happened a long time ago. There is a mountain that is the highest in the world. People don’t go there. There’s piles of snow and sometimes there’s an avalanche. That means that some of the snow gets loose somewhere, and then all of it slides down the mountain. Even if there were no people living on the mountain, there was still some life. A snowman lived there.

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