Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

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The Six Swans by the Brothers Grimm

The Six Swans

When her six brothers fall victim to a curse that turns them into swans, their younger sister is determined to free them at any cost.
The Child's Shroud

The Child’s Shroud

A mother's incessant weeping for her lost child awakens its ghost.
Snow White and Rose Red

Snow White and Rose Red

Two lovely girls assist a grumpy dwarf and a mysterious talking bear while going about their daily work.
The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince

A princess makes a deal with a frog and can't back out of it.
The Emperor's Wooing

The Emperor’s Wooing

Guda's beloved goes missing after a civil war and she refuses to believe he is dead.
The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom

A miller's daughter is betrothed to a relative strange with a very dark secret. Will she survive?
Godfather Death

Godfather Death

When a thirteenth child is born to a poor family, the father makes Death the little boy's godfather.
Rumplestiltskin

Rumplestiltskin

Rumplestiltskin saves the life of a miller's daughter by spinning straw to gold. But the deal comes with a terrible clause.
The Singing Bone

The Singing Bone

When the King offers his daughter's hand to the one who kills a wild boar ravaging the land, a villain kills the true hero and claims the girl for himself.
The Water of Life

The Water of Life

A young prince sets out to find the Water of Life to save his father from a grave illness.
The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

A poor shoemaker lays out leather to make one last pair of shoes. In the morning, it is replaced with shoes so fine he makes double the money from the sale. But who is helping him?
The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

Dumay is kind to an old man and is rewarded with a golden goose. The only drawback? If anyone but Dumay touches the bird, they can't let go!
The Fawn and the Ghost

The Fawn and the Ghost

A brother and sister run away from their evil step-mother, who continues to plague them from afar.
Bearskin meets the old man's daughters

Bearskin and the Devil

A soldier makes a deal with the Devil in exchange for a lifetime of riches. If he can manage the impossible terms...
The Gnomes Road

The Gnome’s Road

To help a noble suitor win his bride, the King of the Gnomes offers to build a road for him in one night.
The boy sets out on a journey to learn about the shivers

If Only I Could Shiver

A boy sets out on a journey to learn what it means to be frightened (have the shivers.)
Mother Holle

Mother Holle

A neglected young girl becomes the servant of Mother Holle and is rewarded for her hard work.
The Spectre Bridegroom

The Spectre Bridegroom

A noblewoman is given in marriage to a ghost, who spirits her away to the chagrin of her family.
The valiant tailor and the giant

The Valiant Tailor

A tailor kills seven flies in one blow, and his reputation for valor leads him into adventure.
The Travels of Tom Thumb

The Travels of Tom Thumb

There lived a tailor who had only one son, and he was extremely small, not any larger than your thumb, and so was called Tom Thumb.
Hansel and Grethel: A Grimm Fairy Tale

Hansel and Gretel

Once upon a time there dwelt near a large wood a poor woodcutter, with his wife and two children by his former marriage, a little boy called Hansel, and a girl named Grethel. He had little enough to break or bite; and once, when there was a great famine in the land, he could not procure even his daily bread
The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

An ambitious maid takes the princesses place at court in order to steal her husband and future crown.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

S. E. Schlosser
Editor of WorldFolklore.net and AmericanFolklore.net, S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.
The Spooky Series by S.E. Schlosser