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Little Black Fish

Little Black Fish - story

Samad Behrangi

It was the longest night of winter. At the bottom of the sea, an old fish gathered together 12,000 of her children and grandchildren and began to tell them this story: Once upon a time…


Thumbelina - story

Hans Christian Andersen

There once was a woman who wanted so very much to have a tiny little child, but she did not know where to find one. So she went to an old witch, and she said:…

Raggedy Ann And The Kittens

Raggedy Ann And The Kittens - story

Johnny Gruelle

Raggedy Ann had been away all day. Marcella had come early in the morning and dressed all the dolls and placed them about the nursery. Some of the dolls had been put in the little…

Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear

Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear - story

Joel Chandler Harris

“ wuz one season” said Uncle Remus, pulling thoughtfully at his whiskers, “w’en Brer Fox say to hisse’f dat he speck he better whirl in en plant a goober-patch, en in dem days, mon, hit wuz…

See You at the Pole

See You at the Pole - story

Nurit Zarchi

“Sir, I have something for you.” Mr. Zoom stopped walking and looked around. Cars whizzed by, people strode past, but a deliveryman reached out and handed Mr. Zoom a package. “Why me?” said Mr. Zoom…

The Tales of Hoomit

The Tales of Hoomit - story

S. Yizhar

Who is Hoomit? What happened to her, and how did it all come to be? Here, listen. Every Friday, Zeevi and Father used to walk to the train station. And once, while they were on…

The Elephant

The Elephant - story

Alexander Kuprin

I A little girl was ill. Each day the doctor, Mikhail Petrovich, whom she had known for a very, very long time, came to see her. Sometimes, there were two other doctors with him whom…

The Laughing Hippopotamus

The Laughing Hippopotamus - story

L. Frank Baum

On one of the upper branches of the Congo river lived an ancient and aristocratic family of hippopotamuses, which boasted a pedigree dating back beyond the days of Noah—beyond the existence of mankind—far into the…

Old Mr. Rabbit, He’s a Good Fisherman

Old Mr. Rabbit, He’s a Good Fisherman - story

Joel Chandler Harris

“Brer Rabbit en Brer Fox wuz like some chilluns w’at I knows un,” said Uncle Remus, regarding the little boy, who had come to hear another story, with an affectation of great solemnity. “Bofe unum…

The Cat that Walked by Himself

The Cat that Walked by Himself - story

Rudyard Kipling

Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was, O my Best Beloved, when the Tame animals were wild. The Dog was wild, and the Horse was wild, and the Cow…