The Winter tale ✨

TALES Author: William Shakespeare When the curtain rises for the first act on an antechamber in Leontes’ palace, in Sicilia, we overhear his councillor Camillo talking with a follower of the King of Bohemia. They are discussing the meeting between their masters, who, after having been brought up together, and separated for years, have been […]

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Kippy, the sad little pumpkin ✨

TALES On a hot summer day, the sun shined his sparkling light on a late-blooming flower sprouting from a pumpkin vine. “Hmmm” thought the sun, “that one will never be worth a nickel. There’s not enough growing time left for him.”. Pumpkins do take some time to grow, you know, and it was already late […]

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The horn of plenty ✨

TALES Deïanira was one of the most beautiful of princesses who lived in the long ago times of the Greek gods and goddesses. It seemed as if all the loveliness of the world in this, its story time, was hers. Her hair was bright with the yellow of the first spring sunshine, and her eyes […]

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The little Child and the Pumpkin tree ✨

TALES THERE was once a poor widow who had six children. One day when she was going out to look for something to eat, for she was very poor, she met an old man sitting by the river side.He said to her, “Good morning.”And she answered, “Good morning, father.”He said to her, “Will you wash […]

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The anxious leaf ✨

TALES Once upon a time a little leaf was heard to sigh and cry, as leaves often do when a gentle wind is about. And the twig said, “What is the matter, little leaf?” And the leaf said, “The wind just told me that one day it would pull me off and throw me down […]

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Portias Puzzle ✨

TALES Author: William Shakespeare A long time ago, in Italy , there lived a beautiful young woman named Portia. Everyone who knew her thought that she was the luckiest girl alive. She wore the finest dresses, and ate the most delicious food. Every evening, the funniest jesters in Italy performed for her and the best […]

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Christmas Toys 🎄

CHRISTMAS TALE Author: Kahtleen Daly Mr & Mrs Mouse named their new baby “Chris Mouse”, because he was born at Christmas time and happy time it was.“Come let’s take Chris to see the joys of Christmas”, said father mouse.The first thing they saw was a snowman.“Snow falls from the sky on cold days in winter”, […]

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The Christmas Snowman ⛄

CHRISTMAS TALE Author: Diana Sherman Sammy was a handsome new snowman.He had buttons eyes, a carrot nose and bowler hat. But Sammy didn’t want to be and ordinary snowman.“A Christmas Snowman?” Said squeaky squirrel, as he jumped off the branch to say hello.“Now that would be something special.”“Very special,” said corky crow, he swooped low, […]

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Noni, the Christmas Reindeer 🎅

CHRISTMAS TALE (Author: Daphne Doward Hogstrom) Noni, could fly faster and farther than any other reindeer at The North Pole, but she was never allowed to pull Santa’s sleigh.“You are too small,” Santa told her. “I need big, strong deer to haul my heavy load. You stay at home and guard the stable, day by […]

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Santa busy day 🎅

CHRISTMAS TALE Santa had been busy all morning, getting ready for Christmas Eve!“Have a rest, Santa!” Cried an Elf. “You are always so busy!”“But, I like being busy!” Said Santa. “And do you know the job I like best of all?”“Riding the sleight!” Said the Elf. “Putting all the toys in the sacks!” Cried the […]

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Christmas on the farm 🎄

CHRISTMAS TALE It was a very cold, wintry afternoon at Happydale Farm.“Soon be Christmas!” Said farmer Merry. “Time to put Christmas tree in the hall!”“Soon be Christmas!” Said his wife. “Time to cut the holly and mistletoe. I want some nice big bunches for the dinning room.”“Soon be Christmas!” Cried Jenny. “Time to make cotton […]

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The Little Christmas Tree 🎄

CHRISTMAS TALE Once, on a hill above a town, there was a little Christmas tree.So many big trees grew all around, there was no room for the little tree to spread its roots, so it hardly grew at all.Nobody knew that the tiny little Christmas tree was even there.As Christmas time draw near. the little […]

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Moving ☘

Author: Michael Rosen No one knows what I do.No one knows where I go. They see me when I come in to eat.They see me when I sit on my chair.They have me to tickle,I have their laps. Other times I am nowhere and everywhere.And that’s how it is. That’s how it wastill the boxes […]

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The Night before Christmas 🎅

Author: Clement Clarke Moore Was the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.The stocking were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums danced in their […]

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Where was witch Street? ☘

Author: Stacy Aumonier In the public bar of the Wagtail, in Wapping, four men and a woman were drinking beer and discussing diseases. It was not a pretty subject, and the company was certainly not a handsome one. It was a dark November evening, and the dingy lighting of the bar seemed but to emphasize […]

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Merlin the Wizzard 🧚‍♂️

Many years ago,when England was just a handful of kingdoms which battled between them,Arthur, son of king Uther, was born. The child’s mother, died few after giving birth and the father gave him to the wizard Merlin in order to educate him. Merlin decided to bring the baby to the castle of a noble man […]

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The Enchanted Forest 🧚‍♂️

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful forest, with a lot of trees and flowers of all the colours which gladden the sight to all the people who went there. Every afternoon, the animals of the forest meet there to play. The rabbits had a race to see who was the first to arrive […]

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Ghostly Village 👻

The night was rainy;a big storm was falling on the sea. The waves were enormous and the fog was thick.The ships rocked one side to the other as marionettes.Suddenly, an awful creaking was heard in the darkness. A big cloud of smoke was seen in the distance and an intense odour could be noticed in […]

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The last Halloween 🎃

Aren’t you going out for trick or treat?” Jennifer’s mom asked two weeks before Halloween. “If you want me to make a costume, we’d better get started.”“I’m getting kind of old for that,” Jennifer said. “Maybe I’ll skip it this year.”Her mom seemed surprised. “Are you sure? I thought you loved to go out?” Jennifer […]

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Tunnel of Horror 🎃

“No way,” Rachael said. “You guys go. I’ll wait out here.” She put her hand on the sun-heated railing outside the Tunnel of Terror ride.“Come on,” Penny said. “It’ll be fun. And we already went on the rides that you wanted.”“Yeah,” Trish said, rubbing her shoulder. “We did the bumper cars twice, just because you […]

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The Haunted Castle 👻

Once upon a time, lived a young boy called Maxime. Maxime (or Max as everyone called him) was 12 and lived in a smart house in the village. In the village lived 3000 people but just outside the village, in a haunted castle, lived a witch. The witch didn’t live alone – she lived with […]

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The Pigeon and the Crow ✨

Indian Fairy Upon a time the Bodhisatta was a Pigeon,and lived in a nest-basket which a rich man’s cook had hung up in the kitchen, in order to earn merit by it. A greedy Crow, flying near, saw all sorts of delicate food lying about in the kitchen, and fell a-hungering after it. “How in […]

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