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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 Kite

Raggedy Ann and the Kite - story

Johnny Gruelle

Raggedy Ann watched with interest the preparations. A number of sticks were being fastened together with strings and covered with light cloth. Raggedy Ann heard some of the boys talk of “The Kite,” so Raggedy…

A Drama in the Air

A Drama in the Air - story

Jules Verne

In the month of September, 185–, I arrived at Frankfort-on-the-Maine. My passage through the principal German cities had been brilliantly marked by balloon ascents; but as yet no German had accompanied me in my car,…

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…

How Mr Threddie the Tailor Became King

How Mr Threddie the Tailor Became King - story

Kornel Makuszyński

In the town of Taydarayda there once lived a tailor by the name of Mr Joseph Threddie. He had a little pointy beard just like a billy goat, and he was always jolly. He was…