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The Brothers Grimm collected folk stories from German households in the 19th C. Some of their tales have dark under-currents of psychology, others are romantic and amusing.

The Brothers Grimm collected folk stories from German households in the 19th C. Some of their tales have dark under-currents of psychology, others are romantic and amusing.
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The Brothers Grimm collected folk stories from German households in the 19th C. Some of their tales have dark under-currents of psychology, others are romantic and amusing.

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Snow White and Rose Red

7/8/2013
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It's a long time since we have given you a Brothers Grimm story. We had somehow overlooked this charming tale. The "Snow White" of the title is not related to the more famous Snow White who met the seven dwarfs. This Snow White is the sister of Rose Red. The two girls live in the […] Read the full text of Snow White and Rose Red and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:18:24

Hansel and Gretel with Music from the Opera

12/1/2012
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Our extra-special production brings you a delightful introduction to opera. Our production of Hansel and Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck is specially crafted for children but anyone who loves music will delight in it. Read the full text of Hansel and Gretel with Music from the Opera and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:20:18

King Thrushbeard

1/4/2010
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By the Brothers Grimm. The tale of a proud and haughty princess who refuses to marry because no man is good enough for her. Read the full text of King Thrushbeard and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:10:34

The Brave Little Tailor

8/24/2009
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A tailor kills seven flies with one blow and boasts to the world of his strength. And then, by his cunning, he proves to giants and kings that he is indeed able to take on the mighty. Read the full text of The Brave Little Tailor and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:16:48

The Dragon and His Grandmother

2/23/2009
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A fairy tale with some tricky riddles Read the full text of The Dragon and His Grandmother and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:17:32

The White Snake

2/15/2009
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A servant gains the power to understand the speech of fish, birds, animals and insects. He is kind and does favours to various creatures, and they help him in return. Read the full text of The White Snake and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:14:13

Old Sultan

9/7/2008
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Old Sultan is a faithful dog who has served his master for many years. Now he is old the master thinks there is no need to keep him any more. Fortunately his friend the wolf has a plan to save him. Read the full text of Old Sultan and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:07:12

The Golden Goose

5/12/2008
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An amusing tale about a boy whose parents called him "Dummy" - but he can't have been that much of a dummy because he found a golden goose and made the grandest people of the town look like fools. Read the full text of The Golden Goose and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:14:56

The Elves and the Shoemaker

12/16/2007
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A poor shoemaker receives some unexpected help just when he needs it most. When it is close to Christmas he and his wife decided to give a gift in return. Read the full text of The Elves and the Shoemaker and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:06:17

The Six Swans

11/11/2007
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A princess comes to the rescue of her brothers who have been turned into six swans. She has to contend with not only a wicked step-mother, but a wicked mother-in-law too. Read the full text of The Six Swans and see our illustration on Storynory.

Rapunzel

10/21/2007
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Quite a few of the classic fairy tale themes: the maiden in the tower, the baby taken at birth by a wicked witch, an enchanted but forbidden garden - and the iconic image of a maiden lowering her long tresses of golden hair down to her prince. Read the full text of Rapunzel and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:11:57

The Town Musicians of Bremen

8/26/2007
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This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who believe they can earn a good living as musicians. But it isn't really by the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing that gets their supper. Read the full text of The Town Musicians of Bremen and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:09:50

The Frog Prince

6/16/2007
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A beautiful princess loses her ball down the well. A frog offers to fetch it for her, if only she promise that he can be her friend. The princess tries to break her promise, but the frog persists. Read the full text of The Frog Prince and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:12:03

Rumpelstiltskin

3/18/2007
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Rumpelstiltskin, magical, wild, and full of rage, comes to the aid of a young girl who is given the impossible task of weaving straw into gold. She makes him a rash promise, which she finds hard to keep. Read the full text of Rumpelstiltskin and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:10:08

The Golden Fish

8/27/2006
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A poor fisherman pulls a golden fish out of the sea. When it speaks, he throws it back. His wife is furious, and demands that the magic fish grant them a wish, and then another wish, and then another wish. A story of greed and over-reaching ambition. Read the full text of The Golden Fish and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:19:35

Snow White

7/31/2006
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The tale of Snow White features one of the most fabulous baddies of all time in the form of the Wicked Queen, vainly peering into her mirror and asking - Who is the fairest of us all? Her motivations of vanity and envy are so very human, and that is what gives the tale its power. Read the full text of Snow White and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:27:33

The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership

4/17/2006
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If you have ever been tempted to be greedy, you will have just a little sympathy with the cunning cat of this story, even though she is certainly bad. Every time she thinks about being naughty, she persuades herself with a little excuse that rings true to life.The post The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership appeared first on Storynory Free Audio Stories For Kids.

Duration:00:10:00

Hansel and Gretel

1/12/2006
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A scary story that plays on a child's fear of being abandoned by parents, and getting lost in the woods. But children love the way that the young heroes outwit the wicked witch and triumph over evil. Read the full text of Hansel and Gretel and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:21:02